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Katie Brand Communications began as a public relations and communications consulting agency in 2014. It quickly grew to include social media and content marketing with the addition of Production Consultant and Project Manager, Tessa Schutz of Kranbox Productions, and Alex Hurtado, Communications Consultant and Social Media Strategist. 

Katie Brandenburger
Founder & 
Communications Specialist

A passion for writing and appetite for excellence has turned Katie into a multi-faceted writer, communications specialist and public relations practitioner. 

Creative writing, social media marketing and project management are a few of Katie's specialties.

Some highlights from her career include:

  • Two-time guest speaker as a social media marketing expert at Chapman University

  • Public relations and communications professional at The Walt Disney Company

  • Freelance writer, consultant and social media specialist 

  • Website, publication, blog and social media content manager 

Want to learn more? Connect with Katie on LinkedIn.

Alex Hurtado
Consultant &
Social Media Strategist

Alex is a talented social media strategist, research guru and writer. She has a sharp eye for detail and a knack for creating effective social media campaigns and writing compelling content.


Alex's previous experience includes roles with Newport Beach Film Festival, Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau, Mobi PCS and Hawaii's Better Business Bureau. 

Want to learn more? Connect with Alex on LinkedIn.

Tessa Schutz
Video Production Consultant 


As a video and photography professional, Tessa’s creative eye and work ethic are unsurpassed. She is our go-to expert to enhance marketing and social media campaigns, and her attention to detail turns ordinary products into award-winning productions.  


Her specialties include project management, video production, photography, marketing and analytics.

Some of her past work and qualifications include:

  • Owner of Kranbox, a professional video and photography company

  • Print and web advertising, direct and email marketing 

  • Award-winning marketing campaigns

  • Project management

Want to learn more? Connect with Tessa on LinkedIn.


Intern Needed!

Student who can receive college credit preferred

If you or someone you know is looking for an internship in a fun, fast-paced environment with the possibility of telecommuting, please send a cover letter with your qualifications and resume to with the subject line: "Internship at KBC." We're looking for someone with: 

  • A great working knowledge of Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn 

  • A positive attitude who can work well both on their own or in a group setting

  • A high level of interest in social media, communications, marketing and/or public relations 

  • Creative writing skills and a quick wit 

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