Meet the PHOS Team
We’re a team of business-minded creatives that produce brand systems that are as beautiful as they are effective.
Brandon founded PHOS Creative at the age of 26 out of his home office. A strategy-first digital marketing agency headquartered in Florida, PHOS’ growth and culture have been highlighted in the Inc. 5000, Gator100, and Florida Trend Magazine.
Brandon serves on the board of directors for Created, a local nonprofit committed to reaching and restoring the lives of women impacted by sex trafficking and sexual exploitation within Alachua County.
When Brandon’s not leading the team, you’ll find him out on a date with his wife, beating his sons at a game, playing his guitar or piano, scuba diving in a cavern, or leading a group at his church.
As a Designer, Jenelle focuses on creating compelling narratives that are communicated creatively and crafted with care. She wakes up every day excited to put forth clients’ vision and story through design that is meaningful and memorable.
In her life outside the studio, Jenelle spends her time chasing around her toddler, picnicking at the park, or watching shows with her husband with a cat on her lap. When she’s not finding time trying to squeeze in a workout, you’ll find Jenelle in the kitchen cooking up treats and meals…or just eating ice cream out of the quart.
With 20 years of experience leading people and organizations, Derrak loves creativity and the power it has to inspire and connect people to each other and the things they love. His greatest joy is collaborating with and developing leaders to discover their passions and make a difference in the lives of others.
As a Project Manager, he oversees a talented team of developers and designers that delight our clients by creating inspiring products to help them connect with their customers and accomplish their mission.
Outside of PHOS, you can find Derrak on a date with his wife, attending scouting events with his two sons, getting lost on a hike, or somewhere in Alachua County trying to hit 30 miles on his road bike.
With a strategic mind and a love for culture and leadership, Alexis spends each day working to get the most out of every idea and person on our team. As our Director of Operations, she’s responsible for creating organizational clarity, ensuring excellence in our services, and creating a culture in which our team members can flourish.
Outside of PHOS, you can find Alexis playing with her son at the park, starting a new house project (and maybe finishing it), at the nearest farmer’s market, trying a new recipe, or scoping out live music with her husband.
As our Creative Director, Elliott has extensive expertise in brand development and digital strategy for profit-driven companies and social impact organizations alike. A problem-solver at heart, he is constantly exploring new ways to use design to help our clients build awareness, increase engagement and reach their goals.
When not in the home office, you can find him spending time (outnumbered) with his wife and 3 daughters, working on the next home improvement project, hitting the mountain bike trail, or sinking bogeys at the local disc golf course.
Bailey is dedicated to infusing joy into every single touchpoint she has at PHOS with team members, clients, and our community. As Director of Marketing, she oversees our incredible team of marketers, supporting them as they foster great relationships and exceed our clients’ goals.
Outside of PHOS, you’ll likely find Bailey talking non-stop about Taylor Swift, enjoying an abundant amount of cold brew, curating incredibly niche Spotify playlists, or chasing sunsets.
When not tinkering around on the computer at PHOS, Mike is usually tinkering around on the computer at home. He enjoys dabbling in computer graphics programs like Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as 3D rendering software like Blender. Aside from that, he is a blue belt in Krav Maga, and enjoys getting outside and enjoying the sunshine – whether that be at a theme park or a local spring.
With a background both in marketing and graphic design, Ashlee enjoys combining strategic thinking with creative designs that communicate each client’s story in engaging ways that are impactful and meaningful. She is passionate about bringing ideas to life and continuing to explore new and innovative concepts.
Outside of the studio, Ashlee can be found reading a book (particularly those in the mystery fiction genre), exploring new places in Florida (especially all the local coffee and food spots), and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys doing anything artistic or crafty, pinning all the dessert recipes on Pinterest, and taking her cat Artie on walks in his stroller.
Chad utilizes his diverse background in sales and marketing to help our customers win. As an Inbound Marketing Executive, Chad marries his love for telling incredible digital stories and his strong focus on results to help clients increase the metrics that matter. As the son of a successful small business owner, one of his greatest passions is serving the local business community.
When not in the office you’ll find Chad spending time with his family, volunteering at church, or in the “woods and water” around Gainesville with a fishing pole, kayak paddle, shovel, or maybe even chainsaw in hand. Chad has a love for the outdoors and would love to talk your ear off about subjects like horticulture and agroforestry, if prompted.
As a young gun with an untempered passion for achieving maximum potential and cultivating powerful ideas, Corey LaRosa helps clients discover their vision and realize their mission. His greatest joy is digging deep to tap into wellsprings of passion and guide that passion toward accomplishing previously untouchable goals.
When he’s not drinking copious amounts of coffee, Corey can be found on Discord bonding with his friends while playing video games, downing a burrito bowl at Chipotle, or petting all of the foster animals at PetSmart.
Julie Anne Christmas
Julie Anne Christmas
As an Inbound Marketing Executive, Julie Anne is passionate about using storytelling to communicate a client’s brand effectively. She believes in the power of clear messaging and interpersonal relationships for building a client’s engaging marketing strategy.
When away from her desk, you can find Julie Anne looking at airplane tickets, planning a dance party, or singing in the praise band at church. Her travels include over 10 states and 6 countries, but she is always looking to add another stamp to her passport. She loves her family, baking, and singing at the top of her lungs while driving.
Duncan serves clients through humanistic, intentional designs influenced by his experience marketing and managing brands. He is driven by his commitment to constant growth and learning and creating work that is not only beautiful but effective for clients.
When not designing, you will find Duncan on the climbing wall, on the river, on a surfboard, on his motorbike, or with a guitar hanging around his shoulders — and more often than not, you’ll find his wife Lauren right by his side.
As an Inbound Marketing Executive, Elizabeth is passionate about strategizing with clients and helping them lead with purpose. Her love for the non-profit world lead her to PHOS where these interests are shared and prioritized. She strives to do everything with a bigger mission in mind.Biz (as many love to call her) loves spending her time outside the office at the beach, cheering on the Gators, or taking a really solid nap. She also loves a good puzzle and spending quality time with her friends and family.
With an unwavering passion for digital marketing, Conor aims to bring his expertise to clients in need. As an Inbound Marketing Executive, he is driven by his curiosity and creativity to utilize the newest and best practices to optimize clients’ ROI.
Aside from digital marketing, Conor enjoys playing board games and spending quality time with his friends and family. He also likes to stay active and spends time in the gym, and outdoors hiking and boating!
As an Inbound Marketing Executive, Caitlin strives to fuse creativity, fine-tuned communication, and strategy to ensure our clients’ goals and needs are exceeded. Growing deep relationships is at the heart of Caitlin’s mission, and she believes that everyone has a story to tell.
Outside of PHOS’ studio, she spends time in her own studio, painting and playing the trumpet. Her favorite place to be is outdoors, preferably on a lake in the North Georgia mountains. Her other hobbies include spending quality time with friends and curating an ever-growing collection of plants.
As the studio Receptionist, Courtney wholeheartedly strives to create an environment where clients and team members feel seen, valued, and celebrated. With a passion for finding meaningful solutions, she loves organizing and streamlining processes.
Outside of PHOS, Courtney enjoys hosting game nights, taking care of her plants, and experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen. In her book, a day spent outdoors is a day well spent, and she takes every opportunity that comes her way to escape to the mountains.
After receiving his public relations degree from the University of Florida and serving in various marketing production roles in the Gainesville area, Kyler developed a passion for genuinely connecting with people through business. Using those connections, Kyler serves by uncovering areas where businesses struggle with marketing and developing solutions to get them where they dream to be.
When he’s not laughing with others in the office, you can find Kyler with his wife, chasing their two young sons around the house. When the chaos calms, you can find him playing piano or working on outdoor projects.
As an Inbound Marketing Executive, Kami has a passion for building relationships and harnessing the power of strong communication to work towards shared goals. Formerly serving as a Gainesville realtor, Kami’s negotiation and creative strategies are skills that set her apart in the marketing industry. Never settling for good enough, Kami is determined to launch her clients to the next level and will always go the extra mile.Outside of her role at PHOS, you will find Kami on any trail around Gainesville exploring nature with her family and friends, hunting for the best shopping deals around town, or making a yummy homemade meal!
Being a lifelong writer, Rachel is passionate about creating and writing amazing copy for websites, blogs, e-books, and anything in-between. She believes words are a powerful tool in bringing a client’s vision to life and is vital in cultivating a human connection through storytelling with an audience.
In her free time, Rachel spends her time reading a good fantasy book, playing the latest video game, or rolling dice for Dungeons and Dragons. She loves exploring local cafes and restaurants and can be found at the theater (both the movie and musical variety). Her other hobbies include enjoying or creating art, exploring nature, and baking sweet treats!
Having taken every art class she could since she was a kid, Alyson pairs her multifaceted creative experience with her unique perspective to craft compelling visuals that serve our clients best. As a Creative Media Associate, you’ll find her on location taking photos or behind a computer color-grading and making our clients look like rock stars.
Aside from her role at PHOS, you’ll find this Florida native outdoors soaking up some sun, playing golf with her husband, or walking her dog, Tucker.
Jess finds deep fulfillment in creating intentional and emotionally-moving videos that help propel our clients’ missions forward. Her unique blend of technical and creative experience in video gives her a detailed eye and passionate drive for making each piece stand out. She’s always looking for ways to push her creative skills, raise the bar, and learn as much as possible along the way.
When Jess is not creating videos, she loves to travel all across the globe — taking photos and videos that capture the unique feeling of each destination. On evenings when she’s not teaching video classes at Santa Fe College, she finds joy in being with her pets, rewatching the Lord of the Rings, and above all, doing everything with her incredible husband, Eli.
As a Marketing Assistant, Amanda is excited for the opportunity to join PHOS’ mission to reflect the love of Jesus Christ and learn from a team of role models. She is a senior at the University of Florida studying marketing and economics and a firm believer in using both creative and analytical approaches to deepen communication between varying personalities.
Outside of the studio, you can find Amanda looking for any opportunity to be on the water, go on a road trip with her friends, or listen to yacht rock. She also spends a considerable amount of time rewatching John Mulaney comedy specials.
combined years of experience
team members and counting
years helping businesses grow
See Yourself Here?
While we are not actively hiring we’re always interested to hear from talented individuals. If you’d like to be considered for future openings, go ahead and fill out an application.