Meet the team ready to help you be seen and be heard
Michael Buzinski – President & CEO
Bringing a “never say die” attitude to everything he does, Buzz founded Buzzbizz Creative in 2005 after serving in the United States Air Force for 10 years. He blends 25 years of marketing experience with a decade of world travel to create a unique knack for seeing unexplored perspectives when it comes to marketing.
Michael’s passion for helping small and medium-sized businesses comes from serving large corporations early in his career. Examining what makes the giants tick has helped him formulate a marketing process that can scale down effective corporate strategies while keeping in mind the ever-present limited budgets of small business.
Buzz is a community minded person who spends much of his spare time (what he has of it) serving his community by serving on multiple non-profit boards, mentoring young entrepreneurs, and raising money for local charitable causes. Of course, he does sneak in an occasional trip down the Seward Highway on his motorcycle and always finds time to get some fishing done during the summer.
Tito Munoz – Production Manager
Tito comes to Buzzbizz Creative after spending over a decade in Las Vegas where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and minored in Business Law. After finishing his degree, he worked for a luxury five star five diamond resort before returning to Alaska temporarily where he met his wife to be, Annalyn. A year later in 2012 he returned back to Vegas and jump started his career in marketing and sales by joining the local ECHL team and later working for a large advertising agency for multiple years. Tito brings a repertoire of expertise including corporate branding and marketing automation. His tenacity to help develop fellow Buzzbizzers into rock stars of their own craft is one of his many attributes as a true professional and as a comrade.
Aside from work, you can most likely find Tito spending time with his family, having staring contests with his dog Zeke, or playing golf when the weather permits- although winter doesn’t really stop people from playing golf in Alaska.
Katie Seeman – Ops Manager
Every successful business and office culture across the United States needs a Katie. At Buzzbizz Creative, we have the OK, the “Original Katie.” She is our beloved office manager who keeps moral high and bills paid on time.
James Brown – Graphic Design Lead
I developed an appreciation for the arts, design and technology while growing up in Soldotna, Alaska, where the long, dark winters can tend to keep folks indoors a lot. Seeking an extreme change of environment, I relocated to the California/Arizona desert halfway through high school. Upon graduation I was accepted into the infamous Al Collins Graphic Design School of Tempe, Arizona, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication.
With just a degree and negligible freelance experience, I got my big break at a technologically-challenged newspaper where I learned the ins and outs of archaic plate-making methods and the four-color process with the glamorous tasks of paste-up and ad design. While that experience was priceless in its own right, I was able to further hone my design skills by picking up a fair amount of work for varied businesses outside of newsprint. My career eventually led to a stable job in regional tourism marketing—while still freelancing—until deciding to finally move to “the big city.”
Of all the things learned throughout the years as a design professional, a few things I stand by are (1) KISS (Keep it Simple, Stupid) and (2) great design can come from anywhere, so keep an open mind.
Jenna! Fleur Roosdett – Graphic Designer
Jenna! Fleur Roosdett joined the Buzzbizz Creative team in 2014 after graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage, where she worked as a leader and designer for multiple student organizations: including Student Activities, The Northern Light Student Newspaper, and various student-lead clubs.
Jenna!’s love for the digital arts started early in life, as she awkwardly tinkered with Microsoft Paint and KidPix. From then on her passion for lifelong learning centered around graphic design and her obsessive need for quality sparked her interest in illustration, photography, and ye olde art of printmaking. Jenna! is the type of soul who will go above and beyond all expectations to make someone’s day and strives to get her clients excited about projects that just /need/ to get done. She works best with one of her three kitties on her lap and a Disney blu-ray playing in the background, but throw her on any computer with Adobe and you’ll get some stunning designs.
Jenna! has brought her fine art background to many Buzzbizz Creative design projects, such as USA Powerlifting, Great Northern Cannabis, Christmas Towne, Kenny Creek Lodge, Orthopedic Research Clinic of Alaska (ORCA), American Lung Association’s Smoke Free Housing, Da Poke Man, Good Deal Magazine, and PJ’s Alaskan Wood Craft.
Ryan Carrillo – Account Coordinator
Ryan hails from the great nation of Texas. He has traveled the world and brings his multicultural worldview and leadership to the Buzzbizz Creative team. He got his start in marketing during his time at Texas State University where he marketed three businesses and started his own production company. He learned the value of great communication early on in life from his parents. Since a youth, Ryan has had an insatiable appetite for knowledge and understanding. His eclectic taste and wide breadth of knowledge give him a perfect perspective for servicing the 300 different clients Buzzbizz Creative works with throughout the year in myriad industries throughout Alaska and the United States.
Ryan’s love for powerful stories and impactful messaging drive his creativity. He is an avid photographer and videographer, and can be found cruising the backroads of Alaska in the summer jamming his favorite Western-Swing music that reminds him of home. He is a world class powerlifter who is an active member in the national and international powerlifting world not only as an athlete, but as a marketing liaison, content creator, writer, and elected official. He finds joy in public speaking and is working on his Toastmasters International certification.
Kaylin Smith – Account Coordinator
Kaylin landed at Buzzbizz Creative as an intern who was new to the vast world of marketing. She has advanced into the adept Account Coordinator she is today through her practical experience and lessons from her mentors. With her background in client services from retail management and mortgage, Kaylin challenges herself to tackle a variety of daily projects and welcomes new marketing planning opportunities that come her way. Kaylin is currently in the process of obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Marketing at the University of Alaska Anchorage. As she is looking to further her career in marketing, she is applying her skills of consumer behavior and the basics of marketing research.
When she’s not in the bustling office at Buzzbizz Creative, Kaylin can be found spending time with family and friends and appreciating the great outdoors that Alaska has to offer such as hiking, camping, fishing, and snowmachining. She has a strong affection for coffee during the day, and is an aspiring wine connoisseur by night. Brunch is the most underrated meal in her opinion. Kaylin happens to be really good at Tetris which has set her up for success as an adult between efficiently juggling tasks, managing her time, and loading dishwashers.
Rylee Rudd – Account Manager
Rylee is Buzzbizz Creative’s Wasilla Account Manager and business development lead. Born and raised in the beautiful Alaskan Valley, Rylee lives and breathes the culture and way of life that makes the Mat-Su valley one of the most unique and stimulating places to live in the United States of America.
Rylee has a passion for finding the perfect story and campaign to effectively market her clients. She has created dozens of marketing campaigns on multiple channels for companies throughout Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley.
When not hard at work, Rylee loves spending time with her daughter Emma at her cabin in Big Lake. She enjoys the sultry sounds of Steve Winwood and Stevie Nicks around a campfire surrounded by friends and family.
Milo Sumulong – Print Shop Coordinator
Milo has always enjoyed being creative. Since he was a kid he has enjoyed doing anything that let him use his imagination; from legos to his mother’s arts and craft projects. He started to delve deeper into his creativity when he started to learn Photoshop at home and spent hours learning all the weird things you could do. He took this love of computers and art all the way to college where he studied graphic design, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, and typography. Graduating with a BA in Arts.
Milo loves to see the world. He travels regularly visiting places like Tokyo, Hong Kong, New York, Las Vegas, and many more places. Be it for vacations, family get togethers, or competitions, he will take any excuse to fly away to see more of the world. He dreams of going further out and visiting more of Asia and many parts of Europe.
Kimmy Jones – Digital Marketing Specialist
Upon graduating with a Marketing and Management degree from UAA, Kimmy started at Buzzbizz Creative as a Digital Marketing intern, allowing herself to get her foot in the door at the agency. With a background of marketing and management, she brings a bird’s eye view approach to Digital Marketing – taking the comprehensive scope of marketing and integrating it into building the online presence. She’s an eager learner and an avid believer in hard work and is thrilled to be in a position that allows those qualities to benefit the company and small businesses. Kimmy keeps up with latest Search Engine Optimization (SEO) trends and techniques as well as the aesthetics of design for optimizing online advertising. Although the technical side of Digital Marketing is where the bulk of the work is held, she’s drawn to the creative side and finds it liberating to incorporate it into their client’s online marketing strategy. She’s excited to be a part of the creative, friendly, crazy Buzzbizz family and the opportunity it gives her to continue to grow in the field of marketing.
Samantha Klewicki – Digital Marketing Specialist
Sam Klewicki came to Buzzbizz Creative from New York seeking adventure and independence. Her big city attitude and confidence has given her that and then some since joining the Buzzbizz team as a DigitalMarketing Specialist. Her rich background in media production and marketing with brands like NASCAR and PBS give her a unique perspective that helps her create original marketing campaigns for her clients.
Stefanie Miller – Graphic Designer
As a lifelong Alaskan, Stefanie Miller brings a local perspective and variety of experience to her work as a graphic designer with Buzzbizz Creative. From her time designing and illustrating at the Anchorage Press to her efforts as a designer for Arctic Circle Enterprises, Stefanie has completed hundreds of design projects for businesses big and small across the state. Having founded her own small business, a vintage shop located right here in Anchorage, she brings an in-depth understanding of the distinct challenges Alaskan business owners face when it comes to making their business stand out.
In her free time, Stefanie enjoys hosting monthly art night gatherings around Anchorage. She also loves to be outdoors enjoying all of the natural wonder that Alaska has to offer. She loves playing guitar, and has an immense adoration for animals, volunteering at the Bird Treatment and Learning Center (Bird TLC) in Anchorage as well as the Anchorage Zoo.
Whether Stefanie is working hard on illustrations for her own Alaskan themed children’s book or tackling a design project for a large firm, she approaches her work with a keen eye for detail and a passion for imagination.
Quinton Smith – Video Production Lead
Quinton Smith has been making videos for nearly as long as he’s been out of the womb. At the age of four, caught red-handed with his parents’ VHS camera, his father told him that the camera is not a play-toy. Always quick-witted, the young Quinton chimed back by saying, “I’m not playing with it, I’m making a movie with it.”
From an early age he realized what can be created when the camera is rolling. He saved up $300 mowing lawns and delivering papers to buy his own camcorder at the age of 12. From there his passion for storytelling and filmmaking took shape and carried on throughout adolescence and into early adulthood. The day after graduating high school, Quinton was hired onto a professional film set as a visual effects supervisor. Since then, he’s taken leadership roles in numerous film productions in multiple departments. His well-rounded skill set has landed him in just about every role you can imagine, whether that be writer, director, editor, or even sound mixer. His one-man-band experience can make your ideas a reality without the cost of a film crew.
In his free-time, Quinton continues to consistently produce short films. His creations have been tolerated in multiple film festivals and countries across the globe. Aside from film, Quinton has worked in marketing since 2013 creating countless uniquely branded videos to help achieve the goals and dreams of his clients.
Chris Snipes – Account Manager
If you were to describe Chris in only a few words, they would be “fun-loving” and “competitive.” At heart, he is a hardworking hedonist, and while that is an oxymoron, it describes Chris perfectly. He enjoys the hard work that life demands while also reveling in its pleasures. Whether it is in his relationships with his beautiful wife Wendy, his incredible daughter Avarie or his other family and friends, or if it is in his work as a marketing consultant, customer service provider and a business partner, Chris approaches life with a need to improve, a desire to live positively, and a commitment to enjoy each day to its fullest. His enthusiasm can be seen in everything he does. From tackling a complex work challenge to taking on all challengers for a competitive game of Words with Friends or Disc Golf, Chris strives to be the best that he can be at everything he does.
Chris leads with his heart, and is motivated to succeed through commitment and dedication. He strives to excel professionally, and he loves to learn and be challenged. At the same time, he enjoys sipping a hoppy IPA with a slice of pizza (okay, a whole pizza) while contemplating his next move in a game of chess. One of his biggest goals in life is to appear on Jeopardy! as he feels that is a great way to apply the hard-earned knowledge he has amassed over years and utilize it to fund a globe-trotting extended vacation.
Jose Ovalles-Pichardo – Billing Specialist
Jose Ovalles comes from the gorgeous Caribbean island, Dominican Republic. In pursuit of a brighter future, he moved to the United States at a young age and earned a degree in Accounting. Out of a vast number of degree programs, he chose Accounting. Accounting? He has quite a passion for math and how financial management is vital in running a business. He was that kid in school that was constantly asked for “help” on his peers’ assignments. Without hesitation, he “helped” his classmates and never covered his paper during an exam.
Mr. Ovalles takes his work seriously and will not settle for mediocracy. Therefore, he intends to continue his higher education and receive a license to provide accounting services directly to the public.
Rachel – Web Developer
Rachel, originally from Michigan, recently moved to Alaska for a new adventure. She has had a passion for programming since her days in high school. Moving into the college stage, she landed a job with a local SEO company and from there to a local marketing company, all in a little vacation town called Traverse City, Michigan. College gave her the tools to put in her toolbelt, but where she thrived was in the real world experiencing the web world for herself. Her background is with both web design and development, combining the many facets of the web field into her work to produce great looking websites!
During her personal time, she loves getting outside as much as possible. Whether it’s hiking, boating, swimming, you name it! Being from Northern Michigan, it is so hard not to go out and enjoy its own unique, beautiful scenery.
The newest member to the BuzzBizz team, she is excited to start her new journey and to contribute her unique skill set to the team!