The PHOS Team
We’re a team of passionate digital creatives.
We’re a team of passionate digital creatives.
CEO and Founder
A Passion for Creating Leaders Worth Following
Brandon founded PHOS at the age of 26 out of his home office with the vision to be an anomaly inside of an over-promising and consistently underwhelming industry. With a strong commitment to culture and strategic planning, he’s led the team to become the highest rated marketing agency in North Central Florida and to receive the high honor of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s “Employer of the Year” in 2018.
“What I’m most passionate about is inspiring people. It fuels me to be able to empower people and businesses to think different, lead different, and be different.”
When Brandon’s not leading the team, networking with other business executives, or assisting in a strategic initiative with clients, you’ll find him out on a date with his wife, playing a game with his sons, jamming on his Taylor or Duesenberg, scuba diving in a spring, or leading a group at his church.
A Passion for Art Driven by Vision
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’s free time is spent mostly in the gym as a strength trainer and fitness enthusiast. You might also find her listening and watching everything Disney with her husband, in the kitchen cooking up treats and meals…or just eating ice cream out of the quart.
A Passion for Collaboration and Creativity
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.
Inbound Marketing Manager
A Passion for People and Strategy
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 an Inbound Marketing Manager, she oversees our incredibly talented group of marketers by empowering them to inspire, lead, and grow our clients.
Outside of PHOS, you can find Alexis spending time with her large (and loud) family, at the nearest farmer’s market, finding time for the beach, dreaming of having her own cow pasture, or taking up new DIY projects at home.
A Passion for Design, Development, and Problem-Solving
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.
Inbound Marketing Executive
A Passion for Creating Value
Bailey is dedicated to creating and cultivating not only exceptional content, but also valuable relationships. As an Inbound Marketing Executive, she implements hands-on strategies and innovative thinking to build strong client relationships and deliver valuable content.
Outside of PHOS, you can find Bailey managing her own Etsy shop, enjoying a cup (or two) of coffee, or frequenting Walt Disney World. Her obsessions include Dolly Parton, Drake, and the color navy.
A Passion for Technology and Learning
Hendrik studied Criminology at UF after moving to the US from Germany. His love for technology enabled him to switch from Law Enforcement to the tech world and his slogan of “Protect & Serve” became “Code & Serve.” He enjoys discovering new technologies and can spend hours to perfect a feature, only to toss out the work and start with another technology.
“With a true passion, you can achieve anything. For me, that was leaving my law enforcement family and jumping into web development without any sort of professional background in coding. I love what I do and strive to improve daily.”
As a web developer, Hendrik hits his high when he is met with new ambitious goals, and won’t stop until it’s done. While working with other talented developers Hendrik always keeps an open ear for new ways of doing old things.
On the side Hendrik enjoys all kinds of sports, but recently has shifted his focus onto beach volleyball.
A Passion for Communication and Collaboration
Jennifer brings over a decade of digital marketing experience to PHOS. As an Inbound Marketing Executive, she has the privilege of helping her clients reach, inspire, and educate their target audiences online. Jennifer is passionate about crafting creative digital marketing and social media campaigns designed to build awareness and increase support of every client’s unique mission.
She also enjoys teaching and speaking on a variety of topics related to marketing. A former TEDx speaker, Jennifer believes that everyone has a story to tell and a big idea worth sharing with the world. She loves helping clients tell their story in a compelling way that stands out in a crowded digital space.
When she is not in the studio, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, exploring nature and baking pies (which her co-workers enjoy eating).
Inbound Marketing Executive
A Passion for Strategy, Content, and Relationship Building
Caleb focuses on providing clients with exceptional results through strategy, content, and data. With a vast skillset and experience across digital marketing and public relations, he focuses on developing and implementing strategies to bring our client’s efforts to life while simultaneously building relationships with them.
Outside of PHOS, Caleb can be found exploring all of the great outdoors that Florida has to offer, admiring the night sky, curating his assortment of Spotify playlists, and playing/following a variety of sports.
A Passion for Creative Thinking and Visual Storytelling
With a background in marketing, Ashlee enjoys combining business strategies with creative designs that communicate each clients’ story in engaging ways that are impactful and meaningful. She is passionate about bringing ideas to life and continuing to explore new and
Outside of the studio, Ashlee can be found reading a book (particularly those in the mystery fiction genre), exploring new places in Florida, and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys doing anything artistic whether that be painting or sketching, pinning all the dessert recipes on Pinterest, or watching panda videos on the internet.
Inbound Marketing Executive
A Passion for Service
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.
Creative Media Associate
A Heart for Storytelling and Craftsmanship
With a deep-seated love for documentation and storytelling, Rebecca seeks to equip and empower clients with the photography, videography, and other creative media they need to effectively share their own stories. As a Creative Intern, she celebrates opportunities to blend her background in innovation and design thinking with visual aesthetic; crafting novel imagery and distinctive branding materials that bring tangibility to client narratives.
When not in the studio, Rebecca can almost always be found in a place that she has never been before. Her philosophy? With 24 hours, a good friend and gas in the car, pick a new direction and drive until you find a new adventure. Her favorites often include local farmers markets, visiting new states, hunting down the best espresso, running on the beach and making it home in time to watch HGTV.
Digital Marketing Intern
A Passion for Problem Solving and Strategy
Studying Telecommunications at the University of Florida, David has a knack for problem-solving and his resourcefulness best allows him to help others.
Outside of the workplace, you might catch him snacking on a family-sized Kettle chips bag or hysterically laughing from watching The Office. He also loves everything about basketball, don’t be surprised if you see him carrying one wherever he goes.
Business Development Intern
A Passion for Doing Something Amazing Together
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 towards accomplishing previously untouchable goals.
As a business development intern, he works side by side with our CEO and founder helping clients unearth their true vision for their business and bringing their strategic initiative to life.
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 the foster animals at PetSmart.
Inbound Marketing Intern
A Passion for Merging Creativity and Authenticity
With a strategic mind and creative heart, Alex aspires to create work that provides real value to clients based on data in addition to visual appeal. Her main priority is delivering with purpose, in a way that fosters a connection between clients and their audience in the most authentic way possible. As an Inbound Marketing Intern, she assists PHOS’ skilled team of marketers in any way needed, whether it be through creating meaningful content, contributing to strategic planning and brainstorming for clients, or honing her digital marketing skills through tools like Hubspot and Google Analytics.
Outside of PHOS, Alex is pursuing a dual degree in advertising and psychology at the University of Florida. In her personal life, she loves pretending she knows how to cook and fostering too many dogs with her roommates.
With an ever-changing industry and positive, creative, and joyful team members, there’s never a dull day. PHOS is a team driven by our mission, with a strong guiding vision, and powerful core values.
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