About Kaptiv8 - Kaptiv8

Building brands from Athens, GA since 2011


Kaptiv8 is a team of thoughtful storytellers, creative thinkers, talented designers and strategic marketers founded in Athens, Georgia in 2011. We are driven to collaborate with our clients to present their brands in meaningful and purposeful ways. Our goal is to build lasting partnerships to effectively communicate brands over the long term.

We love what we do, and we hope it shows.

About Kaptiv8

We work with a wide range of great clients and industries

Get to know the Kaptiv8 team

Gabe Brauer

Gabe Brauer
President & Creative Director

Gabe brings over 25 years of creative direction, design and project management experience to the Kaptiv8 team. He holds a degree in Advertising from Grady College at the University of Georgia.

Prior to forming Kaptiv8 in 2011 he led the interactive team at a highly – respected Seattle-based branding and marketing firm where he managed hundreds of successful projects within a wide range of industries for companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and AT&T.

When not leading the team at Kaptiv8, Gabe, his wife Kelly and their four kids enjoy traveling, hiking, watersports, cheering on the Dawgs, and just hanging out in America’s favorite college town.

Sarah Brenner

Sarah Brenner
Director of Web Development

Based in Savannah, Georgia, Sarah specializes in custom WordPress theme design and development. Her strict attention to detail and expertise with WordPress functionality and plugin integration means the websites Kaptiv8 provides are utilizing the most current techniques and features. Sarah holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art & Design.

Abbey Brown

Abbey Brown
Social Media Manager

Abbey is a trained newspaper reporter who found her niche in marketing and cultivated a love for social media and digital brand storytelling. Whether it’s a burgeoning medical practice or a start-up looking to grow, Abbey enjoys digging deep into the story of a business and creating a strategy that highlights and exhibits the unique features that make them stand out.

A graduate of Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, she’s a Georgia Bulldog through and through. When not immersed in social media, Abbey coordinates the beautiful chaos of life with her two kids and husband. Her favorite free-time activities include reading, lounging on the lake with family, and binging Netflix documentaries.

David Allen

David Allen
Web Services Manager

David brings over 10 years of public sector experience, working in website content management roles in both state government and higher education. As web services manager for Kaptiv8, David works closely with clients in facilitating new website builds and redesigns while advising and assisting with content structure and content management needs. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (Advertising) from the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, and a Master of Public Administration from Georgia College and State University.

Jocelyn Wykoff

Jocelyn Wykoff
Marketing Manager

Like a meticulous daydreamer, Jocelyn uses her love of planning, sparkles, and all things local to support her clients, including Elevate Wealth Advisory, Stiles Services, and PharmD on Demand. She has a passion for helping start-ups and growing businesses move forward. With industry insight, knowledge of the business, and a strategic mindset, she utilizes her professional skills to support her clients as a strategic partner, helping them to exceed their business goals.

When Jocelyn is not assisting clients, she is wrangling her husband, their three children and 9 furry babies during life’s grand adventures. A lover of shopping, dogs, hiking, waterfalls and yummy food, she remains balanced in her wide-ranging taste of hobbies and interests. You can find Jocelyn on the backroads of Walton County in her small town of Social Circle with her husband Adam and their children Alexa, Jase and Lacey.

Meg Haggerty

Meg Haggerty
Graphic Designer

With a versatile and adaptable eye for brand identity, Meg has designed for everyone from rising soft drink brands (New Creation Soda Works, HIBO Hibiscus Super Drink), to southern clothing staples like Peach State Pride. As a graduate of The University of Georgia, she has developed a keen ability to pair distinctive typography and imagery to express the unique character of brands, while capturing the hearts and attention of their target audiences. Meg’s ambition is to continue pushing her skills and knowledge through her work with Kaptiv8, eventually taking her experiences forward to lead her own team of designers and creatives.

Micah Jones

Micah Jones
UX | UI Lead, Account Manager

Micah brings creativity and project management to Kaptiv8. Balancing his time as the UX | UI Lead & Account Management for web projects at Kaptiv8, he helps clients understand their needs, and works to provide solutions throughout the spec, design, and development, phases of a project.

He holds a BFA with an emphasis in Graphic Design from the University of Georgia. When not at work you might find him scouting out the best Tacos he can find and spending time with his wife and son.

Zach Kozdron

Zach Kozdron
Senior Graphic Designer

From branding and identity design to web design and illustration, Zach has worked in many areas of the design industry. A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Zach understands how strategic design strengthens the brand of any company and he uses this knowledge to hone his skills for planning and executing a wide variety of design projects from beginning to end.

Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones
Copywriter

Kevin brings his creative mindset and storytelling prowess to Kaptiv8. As a copywriter and brand strategist, he is more than just a man of words. Kevin helps across all facets of Kaptiv8 from website content, print projects, script writing, and more. Kevin helps clients tell their stories to new audiences and bring their ideas to life.

He holds a degree in Advertising and English from the University of Georgia. When not in the office you can find him rock climbing, getting too excited about Japanese jazz records, playing video games, cooking, and working on that same manuscript he’s been talking about finishing for years–don’t worry, this time it’ll happen.

Juli Tredwell

Juli Tredwell
Director of Operations

Juli has spent many years with creative firms that focused on web development, marketing, and advertising in both the Athens and Atlanta area. Her high level of organization aids Kaptiv8 in project management, administrative, and financial capacities. She holds a Bachelors degree in Art, with a Specialization in Photography, from the University of Georgia.