Meet the Guides and Trekkers

Our team is a combination of talents, diverse backgrounds, get-it-done attitudes and life experiences that shape and create award-winning, results driven advertising and marketing. Now that’s more than a mouthful of birdseed.

Robin L. Kurtzman – Guide

Confident, Creative, Focused, Connected,
Persnickety, Tough Negotiator

Nickname: RK, Director of Style
Type of Bird: Night Owl
Mac or PC: Mac Computer and Mac Cosmetics
Dogs or Cats: Dogs
Heels or Flats: Vans to be exact
Favorite Superhero: Batman – of course
Daily Beverage: Green Tea - Hot or cold, no lemon
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Hazelnut Gelato
Favorite Talk Show Host: Chelsea Lately
Malls or Boutiques: Boutiques
Homebody or Traveler: Traveler
Optimistic or Pessimistic: Optimistic

Robin’s interest in advertising and design actually began when a relative gave her robin_photosome origami (paper folding) paper as a gift. The brilliant colors and textures of the paper were alluring and when combined with the numerous folding techniques a fascinating design emerged.

The art of origami is the basis of the way Robin approaches print production projects. Start with a paper selection and build upon it. By intertwining a mix of paper, ink and design a precise and imaginative product emerges. Education and experience has enhanced her advertising and marketing skills. She earned a BA degree in Mass Communication at the University of South Florida and continued her education at the University of California...Learn More

Wendy L. Shoda – Guide

Determined, Resourceful, Dedicated,
Driven, Visionary

Nickname: Research and Production Queen
Type of Bird: Morning Dove
Mac or PC: PC, but I’d be lost without my iPhone
Dogs or Cats: Woof!
Heels or Flats: Sneakers
Favorite Superhero: Wonder Woman
Daily Beverage: Decaf Coke-a-Cola with two maraschino cherries
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Mint Chocolate Chip
Favorite Talk Show Host: Chelsea Lately
Malls or Boutiques: Malls
Homebody or Traveler: Homebody
Optimistic  or Pessimistic: Optimistic

Wendy’s parents weren’t surprised at all when at the early age of 10 she exclaimed, "I know what I want to be when I grow upwendy_photo!" She was determined to be in advertising. While other children were singing nursery rhymes and jump rope tunes, Wendy was reciting the theme song and slogan for virtually every company she came into contact with. Two all beef patties, a Coke and a smile, mmm…mmm…good! – it was the topic of every family meal.
While studying for her degree in computer science and business law, Wendy decided to put her early talents to use. She entered the advertising and marketing world at America’s largest television retailer, Home Shopping Network. She worked on the Client and marketing side and was then recruited by their...Learn More

Sandi - Creative Director

Levelheaded, Zealous, Charismatic
Comical, Inspired
 

Nickname: sandiFashionista
Type of Bird: Toucan
Mac or PC: Mac
Dogs or Cats: Bow-wow dogs
Heels or Flats:
 Sexy Heels
Favorite Superhero: Captain Crunch
Daily Beverage: Iced Tea, no sugar
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate
Favorite Talk Show Host/TV Personality:
David Letterman
Malls or Boutiques: Ebay
Homebody or Traveler: Native Homebody
Optimistic or Pessimistic:
Optimistic

Paul - Art Director  

Creative, Hard Working, Innovative
Honest, Diligent, Laid Back

 

Nickname: P-Bertpaul
Type of Bird: Hawk
Mac or PC: Mac
Dogs or Cats: Dogs
Shoes or Sandals:
Shoes
Favorite Superhero:
Wolverine
Daily Beverage:
Coffee
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Favorite Talk Show Host/TV Personality:
Phil Donahue
Malls or Boutiques: Malls
Homebody or Traveler:
Homebody
Optimistic or Pessimistic:
Optimistic

Zane - Web Guru

Genuine, Energetic, Persistent
Outgoing, Resourceful, Funny


Nickname: Zweb-developer
Type of Bird: Owl
Mac or PC:
PC
Dogs or Cats: Man's Best Friend
Shoes or Sandals:
Let those piggies breathe!
Favorite Superhero: Spider-Man
Daily Beverage: Water
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:
Chocolate with Chocolate Sprinkles
Favorite Talk Show Host/TV Personality: Conan O'Brien
Malls or Boutiques: Amazon
Homebody or Traveler:
Cave Dweller
Optimistic or Pessimistic:
The sun will come out tomorrow