Board & Brush
Meet the Franchise Support Team
Julie has always believed that anything can be turned into a DIY project with a little creativity and elbow grease. She loves sharing this spirit with others through her wood sign workshops. What started as a neighborhood holiday party making wood signs in her basement in December of 2014, quickly turned into successful business model in March of 2015 when the first Studio opened in Hartland, Wisconsin.
Julie and her husband, Curt, are weekend warriors when it comes to home remodeling projects. They have spent the past 26 years remodeling homes and lake cottages, while raising 3 beautiful daughters Jenna, Leah and Emma. From refinishing wood floors to adding the finishing décor, Julie has become a master at working with tools and design elements. Teaching workshops on how to finish & assemble wood projects comes second nature to her as founder of Board & Brush Creative Studio!
In her free time Julie can be found frequenting flea markets and estate sales. She also loves her time with family, friends and her 2 furry pets!
Chief Operating Officer
Curt oversees the day to day operations of the Board & Brush Creative Studio franchise system, our 3 corporate owned studios, and manages our talented Franchise Support Team. Curt loves golfing and spending time on the lake with family and friends.
Kathy advises on general corporate legal matters including contracts, intellectual property, real estate, and corporate governance. In her free time, Kathy works with local nonprofits seeking to end homelessness and expand affordable housing; and enjoys curling up with a good book and a glass of wine by the fireplace!
Director Franchise Development & Territory Manager – Central Territory
Leah is one of our Franchise Consultants responsible for studio training and development within her territory. She provides day-to-day operations support and ensures each studio is successful and in accordance with the Board and Brush brand. Leah has been doing DIY with her Mom since she can remember! Traveling and spending quality time with her goldendoodles are two of her favorite things to do when she is not DIYing.
National Training Manager & Territory Manager – South East/West Territory
Taylor is one of our Franchise Consultants responsible for studio training and development within her territory. She provides day-to-day operations support and ensures each studio is successful and in accordance with the Board and Brush brand. When she’s not traveling, you can find her playing cards at the lake with her family and friends or spending quality time with her dog, Kevin.
Manager of Supplier Relation & Territory Manager – West Territory
Kelly is one of our Franchise Consultants responsible for studio training and development within her territory. She provides day-to-day operations support and ensures each studio is successful and in accordance with the Board and Brush brand. Kelly is also responsible for managing the supplier relationships with all of our major suppliers. In her free time, Kelly loves traveling, playing softball, and playing with her golden retriever puppy, Tucker.
Franchise Consultant – Central Territory
Kelsey works as a support specialist for our Franchise Support Center. This includes providing assistance to our Franchise Consultant, Marketing, and Design Teams. In her free time, you can find her perusing a thrift store, spending quality time with her friends and family, or crafting.
Director of IT Infrastructure & Security
Reuben is responsible for monitoring, maintaining, and supporting the technology that is behind B&b. This includes setting up initial websites for new locations, overseeing the events management process, and working with our developers for customized solutions. When it’s warm and sunny, you can find Reuben enjoying the beautiful Milwaukee lakefront by bike or on his paddle board. During the winter, at a cozy wine tasting or out on the slopes.
Director of Marketing & Creative Design
Amy has always been known to be “creative” from dabbling in photography to making art at home with her kids. Drawing from over 20 years of agency experience, she now approaches her job at Board & Brush, doing what she loves most: design. She oversees the creative design process and various marketing initiatives in print and online. Part of her role is to stay on top of trends to make sure we’re offering designs we know our customers will love. When she’s not here at work you can find her spending time with her family (fur babies included) or at the library with her nose in a book.
Marketing Manager & Senior Design Specialist
Kelly loves any and all things creative! Her role at Board & Brush not only involves designing for our monthly releases and digital marketing content but also acting as a liaison between Board & Brush and our outside marketing agency. In her free time, Kelly enjoys browsing the racks of TJMaxx, playing slow pitch softball, and spending time with her loved ones (including her adorable bunny, Pudge!)
Design and Media Specialist
Isabel has an eye for design and a passion for visual communication! Through her creative role at Board & Brush, she specializes in video and social content, along with our monthly releases. In her free time, you can find Isabel shopping at thrift stores or spending time with her two adorable kittens, Pepper and Poppi!
Emily is passionate about making your house feel like home. She is the owner of M+B Design – an interior design company that services the Milwaukee land area. Her role at Board and Brush is to style the new-release signs for the website. Her hope is that when you scroll through the project choices that you become inspired to put a one-of-a-kind Bb sign in your own home. In her free time, you can find Emily spending time with her husband and 4 boys, or knee-deep in a DIY home project.
Michelle runs payroll for the corporate owned studios. In addition, she manages the online shop, creates financial reports and manages all employment files. Outside of work she loves to run as well as spend time with her family. They love to take an annual two-week camping trip!
Melissa is responsible for the day-to-day accounting operations as well as the year-end audit process. In her free time, Melissa loves spending time with her friends and family or enjoying a relaxing day out on the lake.