As an Inc. Innovation Columnist, Expert Product Designer, Tracy has worked with leading brands like Herman Miller, and Martha Stewart Living among others throughout her career. Her rich professional experience has given her the expertise and genuine pulse to know what clients want and how brands can promote with purpose.
Tracy delights in the privilege of being able to talk about things she is passionate about, and deeply appreciates the exchange of viewpoints during interviews with interesting people on the podcasts she co-hosts (Product Launch Hazzards, WTFFF?! 3D Printing, and Feed Your Brand) with her husband and business partner, Tom, and her other shows, The New Trust Economy and The Binge Factor – a publicity podcast for podcasters.
On top of being at the height of her career, she is mom to three girls, and is a voracious reader with a current all-time record of finishing 300 books in one year.
Award-winning strategic product design & development expert, Tom Hazzard, is a forward-thinking entrepreneur with great sales conversion skills. In addition to co-hosting the Forbes-featured fast growth WTFFF?! 3D Printing Podcast and the Feed Your Brand Podcast, he successfully launched over 250 consumer products raking in over $2 Billion at e-commerce and mass-market retailers with his wife and business partner, Tracy.
He believes that the goal of any product, service, marketing or business launch is to make “it” sell itself, that is why he often talks about streamlining business processes to keep marketing expenses at a minimum. Tom loves being in podcasting because he gets to meet people from many varied industries, and because he gets to broaden his perspective from all the widely different areas of interests he encounters at work.
Tom loves to work on his 1972 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia, a car that was handed down to him by his Grandmother.
Eric Christopher, famously known as ERock, is an innovative investor and respected business advisor. As the founder and CEO of BizFamousTM Media Group, he’s advised a wide range of enterprises, including local business owners, national franchise chains, and world-renowned brands, including Shark Tank companies and a Shark Tank investor.
Our Chief Operations Officer, Alexandra, is extremely productive every day with her systems mind and inherent resourcefulness. She liaises with clients, as well as sets-up and maintains our internal systems to make sure things run smoothly in our operations across the board.She enjoys seeing (and listening to) all the different podcasts we have in our roster, taking each unique discussion as a learning opportunity. Alexandra takes pleasure in creating efficient systems for our internal team and in making things easier for our clients to help their respective brands grow.
Alexandra became an assistant pastry chef at a bakery before working full-time at Brandcasters. Her favorite thing to make is banana creme pie, and she bakes and decorates all the family birthday cakes!
A 20-year sales & marketing professional that has worked inside product and service industries, Jen Orvis, has created sales processes and trained sales professionals. Her belief in effective communication and skilled listening is what creates the magic inside business hence, her active involvement in two Toastmasters clubs and starting a podcast.
Jen lives near the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains, involved in four clubs, always has at least two books going, exercises to reset, and her favorite place to be is Coors Field in the Mile High City with her two boys.
As a social media advisor, Whitney has supported small business owners and creatives since 2010. Her personal experience as an online content creator and podcaster developed her expertise. A Podetize client herself with This Might Get Uncomfortable, she knows first hand what it takes to launch successfully and draw in listeners from social media.
Passionate about combining forward-thinking strategy with authenticity, Whitney guides clients on promoting themselves from the heart. Research is one of her top skills; her days ends with reading a non-fiction book until she falls asleep.
Whitney lives in Los Angeles and her favorite social media platforms right now are TikTok and Clubhouse.
The Podcast Success Coordinator at Podetize, Christina Paxton loves helping others find and create their voice. Prior to joining the full-service podcast production company, Christina was a stay-at-home mom of three boys for six years. She went to school at the Art Institute and majored in Photography and Graphic Design.
Currently living in Arizona with her three boys, Christina absolutely loves spending time at the lake. When she’s not busy reaching out to clients, you can find her paddleboarding and kayaking or enjoying her mac and cheese. She claims she has no hidden or crazy talent, but she has a heart of gold and runs a softball league with her best friend for military spouses and active duty women at the Luke Air Force Base.
Christina is launching her own podcast soon. She has deep insights on raising kids – especially three young boys! – and being a single parent in today’s world, so better watch out for that!
As Podcast Success Coordinator at Podetize, Melissa believes that a stranger is a friend you haven’t met yet and a problem is just an opportunity for improvement. She is a Reiki Master Teacher, professional singer/songwriter, sound healer, and tarot enthusiast. A consummate student, she is always interested in learning new disciplines and applying them to all aspects of her work and life. Prior to joining Podetize, Melissa worked as a client services specialist for 20+ years. She currently lives in Rhode Island with her son that she adores. She enjoys reading and her favorite books are in self-help and spirituality.
She started as a transcriber for Brandcasters, and quickly proved to the whole team that she can tackle any challenge thrown her way as she quickly moved into her current leadership position.
Now, Gell manages multiple teams, overseeing tasks from one spectrum to the other with her sharp eye for detail. Gell has six dogs, loves reading for leisure, and she thinks it’s awesome to be working in the podcasting industry because it is never boring or never repetitive. “You learn a little of everything. There’s always something new to discover each day,” Gell says.
The Podcast Production Manager at Podetize, Marge GB Marata is a go-getter, loves challenges, and has been nothing but exceptional in her line of work. She started with the company as a Graphics Designer, climbed up to becoming the Team Manager for the Graphics and Video Team, and got promoted to her current position earlier this year.
Marge graduated from a prestigious state university in the Philippines and started her career in a pharmaceutical company. To widen her strand, she then continued her career in an activated carbon company, further sharpening and strengthening her leadership, management, and camaraderie skills.
Being very flexible, Marge lives an excellent work-life balance. She juggles her love of work with her passion for traveling (pre-COVID!). When not working or exploring some nook somewhere in the world, you can find her buried in her Kindle, singing, playing the guitar, or snacking on a potato.
Marge shines not just in her job or personal life but also in charity work as a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, one of the largest fraternal organizations for men and women in the world.
At Podetize, we pride ourselves on the power of our large worldwide team. They are trained specifically in what makes the best listener and host experience. Their job as the post-production engine of our clients is to make them look and sound their best. Our team members are continually growing as we grow, researching and testing the model of what works and what doesn’t, and training to become deep experts in their area of expertise, podcasting, and the industry.