For eight years Ken was the Director of Operations for a multi-million dollar retailer at Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Universal Studios Orlando. During his tenure, the company grew to support over 60 Cast Members and nine retail locations. Ken excelled at delivering a unique product to millions of theme park visitors every year and worked with theme park executives to build strong relationships. Through this experience Ken has acquired the ability to manage a large team in working toward a common goal and maintaining the highest standards of quality and service.
In 2003 Ken began preparations to leave this role in order to follow his dream of working with technology. In June of 2005 Ken left Disney to focus 100% of his efforts on BrandCo (formerly Arranging Pixels) and since has lead the company to triple digit revenue growth year-after-year.
Ken attended Stetson University in Celebration, Florida for Information Technology and has earned the certifications of Microsoft Certified Professional and Microsoft Certified Small Business Specialist.
Though Ken works hard he makes the most of his free time with family and friends. Often planning group vacations, game nights and impromptu meals out- Ken’s favorite meal is chicken parmesan, with a juicy Flo’s from Longhorn coming in a close second. He has a precious miniature dachshund named Zoe and loves to study magic and illusion.
Director of Client Happiness
Born and raised in England, Amie came to us in 2008 as our first Graphic Design Intern out of the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!). Since then, she has rapidly moved up the corporate ladder working as a designer, account manager, implementation specialist, and now our Director of Client Happiness specializing in ensuring our clients have the best experience here at BrandCo. Having a bad day and need a smile? Amie is the person to call! From design to sales, she knows all the ins and outs of our products and would love to talk to you about your ideas and all the great ways you can maximize your branding goals.
When Amie isn't working, you'll likely find her...well anywhere! Experiencing life, traveling and being outdoorsy are just a few of her favorite things -- she sure doesn't like to sit still! With a deep passion for helping others, Amie started a non-profit helping local children with ailments in 2014 and has raised over $40,000 for her local community. When she isn't on an adventure you'll find her snuggled up with her playful golden puppy Malu.
Melissa is new to the Orlando area. She recently moved down south from Wilmington Delaware. There she was a Senior Account Executive for the Delaware Blue Coats, the official minor league team of the Philadelphia 76ers! Since she has worked in the sports industry for four years, she was very eager to take on new challenges!
In her personal life, Melissa loves spending time either by the pool or at Disney World with her husband. She is an avid Philadelphia sports fan.
Mackenzie started her career at BrandCo in mid 2015. Before coming to BrandCo, she was a performer for Walt Disney World Entertainment where she was friends with some VERY royal princesses. When an opportunity to travel to Asia presented itself in 2007, Mackenzie took a leap of faith and worked for Hong Kong Disneyland for a few years. To this day she still is unable to use chop sticks!
After nine years in the industry, she paraded away from "The Mouse" and traded in her crown for a career. With her warm personality and willingness to help, she found her niche in the administrative role where she can assist in helping fellow BrandCoites!
When Mackenzie isn't at work, she's rescuing animals, Pinteresting new ideas, or with her boyfriend Justin on one of their many adventures. Mackenzie enjoys waffles, animals and classic movies....in that order.
Sr. WordPress Developer
Max Lutz is from Winter Park Florida. He graduated from the University of Central Florida in Marketing. Upon graduating, he spent his time freelancing as a web designer and graphic artist for a wide range of local business in the Orlando area. He joined forces with the Brand Co team in the beginning of 2014. When he is not at BrandCo, he can be found at an Orlando Magic game or at home watching some awesome television series like the Wire or Game of Thrones.
Ryan joined BrandCo in January 2017 after attending the UCF Coding Bootcamp. Prior to becoming a web developer, he spent 5 years as an independent financial advisor. His love for complex problem solving was the catalyst for exploring programming and ultimately deciding to switch careers.
In his free time, he can be found sneaker shopping, listening to podcasts, playing golf, or binge watching the latest Netflix series.
Samantha grew up in a military family and traveled her whole life. Every 2-3 years, her family was in a new environment and adjusted to different cultures. The coolest experience, she says, was living overseas for two years and exploring Asia. Even with all the moving, creativity always stayed with her, which lead her to being a designer.
After she received her Bachelors of Art at UCF in 2013, she still has the drive to learn new techniques in design. Her personal favorites are illustrations and hand lettering: she works on those techniques a lot in her free time. She even has an Instagram dedicated to it!
Samantha also collects enamel pins and pez dispensers, they're all individually unique and she is usually wearing a few pins daily.
She is also a BIG FOODIE, yasss food! Her personal favorites are Mexican, sushi and curry, she loves them all! Samantha also enjoys working out and keeping her health in check, such as weight lifting and reading up on nutrition to plan out meals. She really enjoys cooking and baking, it's another way for her to be creative! She loves making Mexican casserole, chocolate chip cookies and waffles and froyo, yes- she owns a froyo maker.
Sam loves watching movies, especially one's from the 80's, like Better Off Dead, Ruthless People and Pretty in Pink.
As you can see, So usually her free time is filled with finding new food spots to try, watching some 80's classics, finding some cool goodies and sketching new ideas.
Through out her robust career, she has work with all aspects of production and design. After Graduating in Operations (Production) management, she spent time moonlighting as a multifaceted free-lance designer and spent her days doing marketing and technology consulting.
In her free time she enjoys historical re-enactment events and costuming or theme parks with her family.