Dorothy Miller Twinney
Dorothy spent the first part of her 25-year marketing career working within large brands to propel their key messaging forward. She spent time at Kelly Services, Siemens and Y&R before finding her calling in a smaller, more client-focused marketing and design studio. As Founder and President of Plymouth-based RBD Creative, Dorothy is able to live her professional passion which is helping companies define their marketing goals, develop strategic messaging, determine how best to package that messaging (be it digital or print) and then lead her creative design team in executing marketing deliverables that show strong and tangible results.
When not leading the team at RBD Creative, Dorothy is mom to two very cool teenage guys including one who is studying at University of Michigan and one who plays lacrosse on the Plymouth High School Varsity team. When she takes a break, you will likely find her in comfy yoga pants throwing multiple balls for their German Shepherd and Coonhound sipping a glass of Meritage. Or perhaps hanging out with her dad and boys over a leisurely meal at a local Plymouth restaurant.
Stan wears a lot of hats. He is the business brain at RBD Creative. Add to that his work as an attorney, entrepreneur and accountant and you have a pretty diverse guy. His easy smile belies his multiple business concerns. Stan conducts his orchestra of interests from his office in Detroit’s oldest building, the Historic Trowbridge House. His passion for business is second only to his love for his family. Now and then we catch him relaxing—as he reads national and local news, periodicals and all things business-related.
When it comes to managing our day-to-day financials, there is no one more talented than Rebecca. Rebecca’s instincts and business savvy make her the ideal person to ensure the financial footing of our company. When she is not taking care of our receivables, payables, HR responsibilities, and all our financial planning, Rebecca is home with her three favorite boys and very special new baby girl. Somehow Rebecca manages to not only be the best CFO we could ask for, she also homeschools her children. She’s a powerhouse!
For Brian, “All the world’s a stage.” Brian leads creative design at RBD, revealing fresh images based on client ideas. “I feel like I’m taking a client’s script and morphing it into a finished product that delivers a strong performance.” That makes sense to us because Brian is also a well-known area actor and director based at the Players Guild of Dearborn. His work on and off stage has earned him accolades from the performing arts community, as well as from the community at-large. We don’t want to embarrass him, but to us Brian has always been a star.
Mike is RBD’s resident web wizard and our favorite musician. His bag of tricks includes designing user-focused websites (specializing in custom WordPress sites), email campaigns, technical assistance/training on new or existing websites and photography. Mike helps our clients reach their goals through websites that bring more attention to their brands or projects. His approach to design empowers our clients to confidently make decisions and develop strategies. Mike’s love for music is reflected in his performances as a guitarist and vocalist in the Japanese rock band October Babies. For fun, Mike writes and records with his band and hones his photography skills. Like many dedicated musicians he loves going out on the town to support Metro Detroit’s great local music scene.
Kristine’s calm demeanor masks her ability to challenge her design skills. Kristine worked in print for nearly three decades, before she parlayed her skills into web design. Then she added creative writing to her toolbox. What’s next, we asked? How about woodworking? While she was taking classes for web design she discovered woodworking classes. That was a leap that required an ability to develop a polished product out of rough ideas. Kristine demurs, “The woodworking is more of a bucket list thing and apparently I’ve got the knack.” She admits there was some bravery involved too. “Those power tools are stronger than me and before taking the classes I hadn’t used anything bigger than a drill.”
Liza has focus—in her photography and design work. Our Liza is always eager to know more, to recreate the essence of a person or a company in various mediums. She accomplishes that through photography and print design. There is something in Liza’s essence that drives her to capture and build a creative, visual image that delivers a powerful message. How great is that?
Known to one and all as Mo (except her parents because that’s just weird), Monique is our newest addition here at RBD Creative. With a long history of marketing, PR and account management for companies such as AT&T and SAE International, Mo understands the dedication it takes to build brands and expand a company’s client-base. In her downtime, Mo can usually be found with her nose in a book, whipping something up in the kitchen, crafting or writing.