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DIRECTOR

 

BECKA CHRISTIAN

Origin: Raised on the beach in St. Petersburg, Florida

Expertise: Becka realized a passion for marketing early on in her career. She was motivated to learn everything she could about business and marketing. Her analytical mind makes her particularly good with digital advertising and marketing strategy. As a leader, she has found a new passion for motivating and developing her team. When asked what her favorite things about marketing are, Becka said, "every day we come to work to figure out a new, creative way to outdo what we did yesterday...it never gets boring."

For Fun: There is not much free time for a working Mom of 2 toddlers. When Becka's not at work, she's chasing kids around and cleaning crumbs off the floor.

 
 
 

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS

 
 

KIMBERLEY TAYLOR-DUNCAN

Origin: 50% Scottish + 25% German + 25% Czech + Madison, AL = a lot of sunburns

Expertise: Equipped with a passion for all things creative, Kimberley’s stop at Auburn University earned her a BFA in Graphic Design and a newfound love for bespoke branding. Formerly a band geek, she developed an obsession with the symphony that is eccentric typography, calculated color and unconventional compositions.

For Fun: As a second-generation American, Kimberley was born with wanderlust. She often reminisces about the quaint coffee shops in Ireland or the picturesque mountain in her uncle’s backyard in Scotland. More often, you can find her geeking out over Nintendo’s new releases or marathoning The Office again — she’s lost count at this point.

 
 
 

KIMBERLEY TAYLOR-DUNCAN

Origin: 50% Scottish + 25% German + 25% Czech + Madison, AL = a lot of sunburns

Expertise: Equipped with a passion for all things creative, Kimberley’s stop at Auburn University earned her a BFA in Graphic Design and a newfound love for bespoke branding. Formerly a band geek, she developed an obsession with the symphony that is eccentric typography, calculated color and unconventional compositions.

For Fun: As a second-generation American, Kimberley was born with wanderlust. She often reminisces about the quaint coffee shops in Ireland or the picturesque mountain in her uncle’s backyard in Scotland. More often, you can find her geeking out over Nintendo’s new releases or marathoning The Office again — she’s lost count at this point.

 

ALEX PARSLEY

Origin: Born and raised in Huntsvegas, Alabama. Now residing just outside, in Madison.

Expertise: She believes we were created by The Creator to create. Creating is her happy place. Being all self-taught, and an avid learner, Alex considers herself a constant work in progress. She has always been an artist at heart and has been all over the map in the art arena. Her experience ranges from fine art and storytelling to experiential design and production, stage design, photography and video production, and graphic arts.

For Fun: Alex loves an empty canvas, piles of paint and paintbrushes, her Mac, The Creative Suite, and a good messy desk. She is totally bent on adoption and loving people and all the grace and mess that come along with that. Alex and her husband love a warm cup of coffee, a long sit on the porch, their two Basset Hounds, camper traveling, Auburn Football, and a good hard laugh. But, most of all, they love their kids. All 4 of them with all the fun and chaos they bring. Also, she dreams of owning a fully restored vintage VW camper bus named “The Wayback” for her family's everyday travels and adventures.

 
 
 
 

LAUREN HANDLEY

Origin: Homegrown in St. Louis, Missouri

Expertise: Lauren has grown within a family of creatives that has inspired her love for art, design, & fashion. She has adventured from being a freelancer with a BA degree in Graphic Design to a content creator on the marketing team of Holtz Branding.

For Fun: As an avid lover of predictable Hallmark movies, guacamole, and Jesus, she enjoys the simple things in life. Take her on a weekend trip to Nashville, or to a gluten-free donut shop and you are sure to become lifelong friends.

LAUREN HANDLEY

Origin: Homegrown in St. Louis, Missouri

Expertise: Lauren has grown within a family of creatives that has inspired her love for art, design, & fashion. She has adventured from being a freelancer with a BA degree in Graphic Design to a content creator on the marketing team of Holtz Branding.

For Fun: As an avid lover of predictable Hallmark movies, guacamole, and Jesus, she enjoys the simple things in life. Take her on a weekend trip to Nashville, or to a gluten-free donut shop and you all will become lifelong friends

 
 
 
 

MARIA HUTCHINS

Origin: The Sunshine State was where Maria, and her remarkably curly hair, first called home.

Expertise: A Type 1: Wing 9 enneagram, Maria loves indulging in symmetrical compositions complemented by a variety of design styles.  She believes that the only bad question is the one not asked. She is majorly self taught in illustration, print and web design, and a whole bagful of creative expressions.  Experiencing life as part of a large family, of 13, has challenged Maria to juggle multiple tasks and wear different hats while working through situations to find a solution; a skill she puts into good use when handling design projects!  Maria performed as a freelance graphic artist and social media manager before becoming part of the Holtz Branding family. As for the future, the horizon's the limit...

For Fun: Scrolling Pinterest is one of Maria’s favorite amusements and an excellent inspiration for her character doodles that she creates for the stories she imagines in her head.   Maria also enjoys exploring new places in her leisure and spending time with friends and family. A good friend will describe her as an avid lover of pizza and all things Korean pop culture.

 
 
 

PHOTOGRAPHER

 

JONAH HILL

Origin: Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Jonah is the second oldest of seven kids.

Expertise: Jonah loves keeping his camera handy, wherever it is. Natural light is his game. He has an acute eye for detail. Whatever your story is, he will capture it. Jonah has been photographing for four years and has a passion for bringing others along with him. When asked why he has such a motivation for photography, Jonah says, “memory isn’t enough for me. Who we are and the things that we do in life need to create a legacy for those who come behind us. Photography does that. Images tell the best stories.”

For Fun: Most days, Jonah loves telling Dad jokes and dishing out dry humor and sarcasm around the office. All days he loves coffee. In the evenings, his love and appreciation for the finer things of life are most prevalent. He enjoys a nice glass of Glenlivet (15 year) in one hand, and a good book in the other. He loves Jesus and his wife and kids. Roll tide.

 

JONAH HILL

Origin: Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Jonah is the second oldest of seven kids.

Expertise: Jonah loves keeping his camera handy, wherever it is. Natural light is his game. He has an acute eye for detail. Whatever your story is, he will capture it. Jonah has been photographing for four years and has a passion for bringing others along with him. When asked why he has such a motivation for photography, Jonah says, “memory isn’t enough for me. Who we are and the things that we do in life need to create a legacy for those who come behind us. Photography does that. Images tell the best stories.”

For Fun: Most days, Jonah loves telling Dad jokes and dishing out dry humor and sarcasm around the office. All days he loves coffee. In the evenings, his love and appreciation for the finer things of life are most prevalent. He enjoys a nice glass of Glenlivet (15 year) in one hand, and a good book in the other. He loves Jesus and his wife and kids. Roll tide.

 
 

VIDEO PRODUCER

 
 
 

AVERY GRASSE

Origin: Salem, Oregon (not where the witch trials happened)

Expertise: A bit of a late bloomer, Avery found his passion for video production and advertising halfway through college, but once he realized videography was what he truly loved, he hit the ground running. He has experience working for ad agencies and non-profit organizations producing video content. Somewhat of a nomad, since high school, he has lived in a many places in the US and Mexico and can fit all his belongings in his Toyota Corolla.

For Fun: He is a Hardcore UNC Tar Heel Basketball fan and has a genuinely hard time having civil conversations with d00k fans.

 
 
 

RETAIL MERCHANDISER

 

SAGE QUINN

Origin: Yank born, but southerner at heart , Sage is from Washington State, but Huntsville is home! 

Expertise: Raised to be a hipster (before being a hipster was cool;), she was taught to think outside the box and push the limits of “what people do”. This has spilled over into her creative style. Sage has the ability to display items and ideas in a way that can freshen up a space and breathe new life into a simple piece. She specializes in organized chaos and purposeful placement. Sage is one of the oldies at Holtz Leather Company, having the opportunity to work in many departments within the company over the years. Her love for working with small local businesses, making something with her hands, and having pride in her work made Holtz Leather home. It is here that she realized how to use to her passion for design and creativity in the work place. 

For fun: Sage’s passion is planning and taking trips! She is always planning her next adventure, even before the current one is over. When she is not traveling you can almost always find Sage in a local coffee shop, brewery, or thrift store.

 

SAGE QUINN

Origin: Yank born, but southerner at heart , Sage is from Washington State, but Huntsville is home!

Expertise: Raised to be a hipster (before being a hipster was cool;), she was taught to think outside the box and push the limits of “what people do”. This has spilled over into her creative style. Sage has the gift to take items or ideas and presents them in a way that can freshen up a space and breathe new life into a simple piece. Specializing in organized chaos and purposeful placement. Sage is one of the oldies at Holtz Leather Company, having the opportunity to work in many departments within the company over the years. Her love for working with small local businesses, making something with her hands, and having pride in her work made Holtz Leather home. It is here that she realized how to use to her passion for design and creativity in the work place. 

For fun: Sage’s passion is planning and taking trips! She is always planning her next trip even before the current trip is over. When she is not traveling you can almost always find Sage in a local coffee shop, brewery or thrift store shopping. 

 
 

INTERN

 
 
 

FAITH HOLTZ

Origin: Southern bred in Huntsville, Alabama

Expertise: Faith is the second oldest daughter of Rick and Coleen Holtz. The Holtz's are a family of artisans and Faith is no exception to that. When they first started out, Faith clicked leather products in their basement. As the business grew she started coming into the shop to help with order fulfillment. And when Holtz Leather wanted to start a line of candles, she figured out the science behind candle making. Faith desires to be very involved in her families business and her entrepreneurial and creative spirit make her a perfect fit for marketing. Stay tuned, Faith has a big role to play in the future of Holtz.

For Fun: Faith loves family, horses, and any movie made before the 1950's.

 
 
 

MEET OUR OWNERS

RICK & COLEEN HOLTZ

Rick and Coleen's story really does have a ‘boy meets girl’ beginning. Coleen and Rick have been sweet on each other since they were just kids. With $1,000 in their pocket, a borrowed car, and hearts full of dreams, they began their adventure together.

Since that time, they’ve added six children to their family and are in the process of adopting five more. Rick says, "We've reached heights I never thought possible, and experienced lows that left us nearly hopeless. Through it all, I have seen God establish us as a family that desires more of Him and less of this world."

The Holtz's are a family that remains passionate about hard work, family, and the oppressed — especially children.

When it comes to business, Rick and Coleen believe in doing things differently. They use their business to pour into the lives of those that work for them. Holtz Branding is a dream come true for this team of creatives. A dream that was made possible by Rick and Coleen's support and mentoring.