CEO & Creative Director
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.
Chief Content Officer
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.
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’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.
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.
Emile’s native language is not, in fact, English, but Video-Nerd. You might not notice at first, but you’ll soon realize at least half his vocabulary is technical jargon:
“Push it to 3200, it’s got dual native ISO so the noise floor is the same. Swap out the CFast cards and set the Atomos to 4K CinemaDNG. We’ll key out the green in post and warp stabilize the shaky bits.”
Suffice it to say, Emile loves video and, more importantly, what you can do with it: tell a story.
With a background in narrative filmmaking and a degree in Film Production from San Diego State University, storytelling has always been front and center in Emile’s work. He knows that for people to connect with a film, a concept, a product, a brand, it has to have a story — one that people stop scrolling and turn up the volume to watch. And telling that story with a camera, well, that’s where all the technical jargon comes in handy.
Even though he’s a self-proclaimed geek, you won’t find Emile sitting in front of the computer all day. When he’s not running around with a camera in his hands, you’ll find him climbing boulders, carving waves, floating through powder, and flying across the desert on two wheels — though he’ll still probably have a camera on him. Or two.
Digital Media Manager
When it comes to data, math and analytics, Sandi is a certified geek. Born in Honolulu and raised around the country, Sandi has her BS in computer science from Cal State Fresno and has been thriving in the digital world for years. Her passion for digital media shows in the enthusiasm she brings to each project, and she has “the numbers” to prove it.
At BNB, Sandi provides strategic direction for client digital marketing campaigns and works collaboratively to develop social media geared towards specific business objectives. To say she enjoys building game-changing digital campaigns is an understatement. During work hours, she loves to construct strategies, formulas and campaigns that blow up her client’s metrics.
Sandi also acts as lead strategist for BNB online marketing, managing BNB’s digital programs and organic social media efforts. In this capacity, she has led programs in web design, web development, SEO, pay-per-click advertising, online marketing campaigns, social media marketing strategy and online initiatives.
When Sandi’s not wrangling and driving numbers, she’s either serving others, doing something water-related, walking the dog, or riding her Peloton.
Sandi and her husband live with their two daughters in beautiful San Clemente, California.