Our eXpo eXperts are what make us thrive. Without them, we couldn’t offer you concise, results-driven products and advice. Take a moment to become familiar with the faces that will be working with you on your trade show products design and ordering!
Chief eXpo eXpert
eXpoBranders is the culmination of Amy’s 25+ years in marketing and 10+ years in print and display services. She is very involved in children centric charities and currently serves as president of the Fairfax Foster Parent Association and serves on the board of Let’s Help Kids, a non-profit that puts smiles on children less fortunate and teaches other children how to do the same. Amy spends her free time with her daughter, and is the “lucky one” to take our office dog home every day.
Likes: coffee, chocolate and playing with her “kids”
Favorite Promo Item: Food promos...especially s'mores kits (mmm)
eXpo eXpert tip: Design a booth that can grow with your company. Modular is key in a growing company – design so that you can add panels and accessories as your budget, and booth space, changes!
Connie, whose background is in Computer Networking and Telecommunications, has always had a fascination with business and marketing since the 4th grade when she sold the day's hottest items: hair bows and bubble gum cigarettes. As an Expo Expert, she gets her daily fix helping clients prepare for their events. In her spare time, Connie leads a chapter of MOPS International (Mothers of Preschoolers) and mentors a team of essential oil enthusiasts.
Likes: Her scrumptious kids, other people's kids, aromatherapy, motorcycles, baking and serving others
Favorite promo item: Direct Cloth Mailers. A mailbox show stopper! If they can bring themselves to toss the postcard, the cloth will be kept, enjoyed and leave a lasting impression.
eXpo eXpert Tip: “Everyone is getting handed a ton of promotional giveaways at trade shows, so make it a point to give something that’s high quality and useful! Doing so will have people using your giveaway for years to come”
Deborah joined eXpo Branders in June of 2016 after 12 years of outfitting swim teams in branded apparel. She has a background in direct sales, sales and catering and administration. Now that her two grown children don’t need her as much she gets to spoil her two Great Danes: Titan and Cinder.
Likes: Animals, music, concerts, cooking
Favorite Promo Item: Anything unique that brings people over to a booth!
eXpo eXpert Tip: "Plan ahead! Not only do things run smoother and you save yourself stress, but you also save money because you don’t have to rush delivery."
John graduated from SUNY in Buffalo, NY and has been in the sales and marketing industry for over 10 years.
While he helps businesses of all types, his focus is on his passion: the great outdoors and hunting/fishing.
Likes: Hunting, fishing, boating, health & fitness and spending time with family.
Favorite Promo Item: Anything that keeps his drinks cold, especially the Coleman 36 Hour cooler!
eXpo eXpert Tip: "A lot of people think promo items are just giveaways. Why not use them in a creative way that will directly impact your revenue?"
Vanessa found her love for social media in college when a part-time job had her take over their Facebook account. It was history ever since. When Vanessa isn't doing marketing, she enjoys photography, cuddling with her dog and cat, and exploring the beautiful city of Richmond!
Likes: Animals, photography, scenic views, good music, food
Favorite promo item: beanies, t-shirts, and hoodies (anything cozy)
eXpo eXpert tip: Buy promo items YOU would personally love and use. If you don’t love it neither will they, so choose great quality items and talented eXperts! Last eXpert tip: Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest ones!
Graphic Designer. Web Designer. RVA enthusiast. Trivia expert. When AJ is not working, he loves spending his free time reading, taking photos, and enjoying the outdoors. He’s excited to be a part of the Expo Branders team!
Likes: All types of music, caffeine, spending time outside.
Favorite promo item: Eco-friendly items.
eXpo eXpert Tip: Give away high-quality items that brand you as a high-quality company.
Ethan started his career in videography before ever finishing high school! Many of the videos you see on our site are thanks to his awesome work.
Ethan attends Loyola Marymount University and is studying Film Production.
Likes: Running & exercise, movies & TV, GoT, Stranger Things, all things music.
Favorite Promo Item: Yeti Rambler Bottle
eXpo eXpert Tip: “Always film in landscape!”
(Un)Professional Office Dog
Lola keeps the energy in the office alive! There is never a dull moment with this 2-year old pup running around.
Likes: Chasing squirrels and chewing on her dog toys
Favorite Promo Item: Pet accessories
eXpo eXpert tip: "When heading to a trade sh....wait is that a squirrel? Squirrel!"
The newest, and smallest, member of the eXpo team. Will test out any puppy product and tell you honestly if she approves!
Likes: Chewing on literally everything, napping
Favorite Promo Item: Stuffed Animals
eXpo eXpert tip: "Where's the fun in buying promotional items you can't eat?"
Some of our eXperts aboard the Rock Legends Cruise. Who says you can't have fun at work?