With a passion for design and 25 years’ experience in brand development, Tony has a keen sense of the relationship between brand strategy and creative aesthetic. To put it mildly, he’s obsessed with brands and how they communicate and interact with customers.
After attending California State University, Long Beach, Tony launched a career in graphic design with Sideout Sport, where he got his first taste of the behind-the-scenes world of action sports apparel. Years later, after serving as Art Director of several more well-known brands, Tony set out on his own as a freelancer. Successful partnerships with names like OP, Quiksilver, TYR Sport, Vans, Reebok and a long list of industry startups honed his creative skills and convinced him that a guiding vision and creative consistency are critical to brand success.
With this clarity, Tony has since brought his unique talent and experience to an array of industries, especially the tech arena. He continually helps companies from small enterprises to Fortune 500’s better understand their brands and effectively communicate with customers.
When he’s not in the office, Tony enjoys surfing, standup paddleboarding, hiking and most outdoor sports. He also likes serving at church and volunteering in his community. A dedicated family man, Tony and his wife are raising two teenage boys in Orange County, California.
Dara is a woman of words. Many, many words. But fortunately, when it comes to bringing brawn to your branding project, they’re only the words you need. She writes copy for a diverse group of industries—travel, legal, sports apparel, commercial real estate and more—and business articles and blogs for clients ranging from entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies. Dara also ghosts for CEOs, attorneys, marketing directors . . . pretty much anyone who needs to communicate effectively, but lacks the time, talent or patience—sometimes all three—to grapple with words and string them together in ways that entice you to read them.
Born and raised in SoCal, Dara has a B.A. in economics from the University of California, Davis (where she also studied writing), an MBA from the University of Texas, San Antonio and a corporate background working for Toyota, Lexus, Neiman Marcus, Kia and Mercedes-Benz. She’s passionate about learning and communicating, especially when they intersect to create authentic branding—the kind that moves people and brings true connection between product and customer.
Dara is married to her best friend and has three teenage children. She credits her faith, family and furry babies with keeping her sane . . . and fueling her joy.
Matthew is a professional photographer, entrepreneur and self-described “lover of things old and appreciator of things new.” As a successful portrait and commercial photographer, he’s traveled the country to shoot noted athletes like Shaquille O’Neill, Drew Brees, skate legends Duane Peters and Jason Adams and a host of Olympic medal contenders. His work has been featured in several major print and online publications, including Martha Stewart Weddings, Elle Magazine, Huffington Post, Vice Magazine, Brides Magazine, The Knot and more.
After earning a Business Management degree from Pepperdine University, Matthew spent time in the corporate world before launching and quickly growing his own photography company. Over the last decade, he’s refined his craft and become increasingly expert at high-level photo production as well as outdoor, natural light and lifestyle photography.
When he’s not taking pictures of an NBA superstar, fabulous wedding or other subject of intrigue, Matthew prefers the company of his best friend and wife, Ashlee. A native Southern Californian and “graced one,” he also enjoys thumbing through theology books, surfing and playing beach volleyball, listening to all kinds of music, watching films with subtitles, eating Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and sipping a really good scotch.
Guy is B&B’s resident “computer guy,” our guru of all things code who saves the day through massive IT knowledge.
Guy’s 30-plus years in computer science began at the age of ten, when he became obsessed with the newly-released Commodore VIC-20. From there, he moved on to the Commodore 64 before attacking his first PC—a Zenith!—around 1986. Thus began a lifelong journey that’s taken Guy from computer-crazed kid to coding rock star.
Guy grew up in SoCal, but has a bit of southern drawl he picked up while once living in Mississippi. When he says “ray row,” he actually means “railroad.” Plus, he might refer to you as “y’all” even if you’re standing there alone.
When Guy’s not knee deep in writing code, he’s knee deep in reading books, constructing Legos, or playing an RPG video game. He also loves spending time outdoors, especially with his wife and three dogs.
As someone who’s passionate about helping others share their gifts with the world, Danny and website development are a natural fit.
Through years spent creating cool, highly functional websites for many churches and businesses, Danny has become more and more passionate about website development and its interrelation with graphic design. He’s also built a valuable skill set that allows him to deftly transform concept into reality. Similar to how he taught himself to play guitar in uniquely expressive ways, Danny approaches every project with a nimble and creative mindset. His work makes all the difference for B&B clients looking to establish a compelling online presence.
When Danny’s not bringing his magic to websites, he’s spending time with his wife and two sons: the true inspiration behind everything he does. Danny and his wife—who, like Danny, is a local pastor—care deeply about seeing people thrive spiritually. It’s this keen focus on people, combined with his other talents, that enables Danny to come alongside others and help them achieve their visions.
Besides website management and family, Danny also loves playing guitar, reading, coffee, biking, surfing and anything else that gets him outside.