Famous Birthdays Team

Evan Britton, Founder

A passionate entrepreneur, Evan has been involved with web-based endeavors since the late '90s. He leads the company's mission to build the celebrity discovery platform for the digital generation. Evan has been humbled by the excitement and gratitude users have shown for the Famous Birthdays brand.

Andrew Ericksen, Chief Operating Officer

Andrew earned his degree in writing and film from the University of Michigan. As COO, he oversees all celebrity profiles on Famous Birthdays, along with running day-to-day operations. He’s passionate about making sure that each profile includes each famous person's most important accomplishments to date.

Kevin Ostrowski, Head of Technology

Kevin is a dedicated engineer with 15 years of experience building and managing web technologies. As Head of Technology, he overseas the Famous Birthdays front-end and back-end, ensuring that users have a great experience, and team members are able to work productively. Kevin enjoys running systems accessed by millions of users each month.

Gregory Davis, Senior Writer

Greg is a University of Florida Film and Media Studies graduate with a passion for TV and movies. He enjoys profiling up and coming actors and web video stars. He admittedly watches too much TV, but he is now benefiting from his TV watching habit as the senior writer for Famous Birthdays.

Nate Grant, Director of Data and Operations

Nate graduated Cum Laude from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors Degree in journalism and a minor in film studies. As director of data and operations, Nate helps the marketing team connect with celebrities and he also helps data scientists and writers profile celebrities. He is thrilled to be contributing to Famous Birthdays.

Laura Ruiz, Director of Marketing

Laura graduated Cum Laude from the University of New Mexico, earning Dean's List honors in each of her 4 years at the University. As director of marketing, Laura develops direct relationships with celebrities and their management. She enjoys working with up and coming celebs to get them profiled on Famous Birthdays.

Michelle Rincon, Head of Data Science

Michelle graduated from Full Sail University majoring in Entertainment Business, she was Valedictorian of her class. As head of data science, Michelle helps to research rising social media stars. She is thrilled to be able to expand her knowledge of the Entertainment industry through her work.

Shant Yegparian, Senior Data Scientist

Shant graduated from Southwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business. He analyzes behavioral data on Famous Birthdays to identify rising celebrities as well as areas where user experience can be bolstered. Shant gets excited when he can use data to improve UX.

Anthony Jondreau, Managing Editor

Anthony graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Creative Writing from USC, earning Dean's List honors in several semesters. He has a passion for learning about celebrities, and he applies this passion to his work. Anthony is thrilled to be contributing to the Famous Birthdays brand through editing celebs in a variety of industries.

Sara Mullins, Senior Writer

Sara graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design, where she was a Dean's List student for each quarter while attending the University. An experienced user of many video platforms, she works on the profiles of Web Video Stars for Famous Birthdays. She enjoys incorporating her excitement for internet celebrities into her work.

Nick Emmons, Staff Writer

Nick graduated from Cypress College, with an Associates Degree in English. He specializes in profiling musicians and film-makers for Famous Birthdays. As a longtime follower of the music industry, he enjoys applying his excitement for music to his work. Nick also helps oversee the company's social media efforts.

Taylor Casey, Associate Editor

Taylor graduated from the University of Iowa, majoring in Communication Studies and English. As an associate editor she's focused on the profiles of celebrities in acting, singing, and social media. A long-time Entertainment Industry aficionado, she enjoys helping Famous Birthdays users learn more about today's rising stars.

Hadley Alley, Staff Writer

Hadley graduated from Washington State University, studying Political Science and English. He applies his knowledge and excitement for the entertainment industry to his work for Famous Birthdays. He's excited to work for a brand dedicated to bridging the gap between celebrities and their fans.

Vanessa Ortiz, Data Scientist

Vanessa graduated summa cum laude from Newberry College where she studied journalism with minors in social media and business administration. She is thrilled to be researching rising social media stars for Famous Birthdays.

Christopher O'Reilly, Staff Writer

Christopher attended Marquette University, where he earned Dean's List honors in multiple semesters. An Intensive English major with a wide variety of theater experience, he focuses on profiling both Hollywood icons and rising stars. Christopher is thrilled to be able to use his knowledge of celebrity and pop culture for his Famous Birthdays profiles.

Krysten Wicka, Celebrity Relations Manager

Krysten earned a Communications degree from California State University, acheiving Dean's List Honors in her Senior year. As celebrity relations manager, she communicates with celebs who are in the process of being profiled. She also helps manage the companies passionate community across social platforms. Krysten is ecstatic to be on the team.

Tatiana Fernandez, Social Media Manager

Tatiana received her BA in Communications at Arizona State, earning Dean's List Honors each semester at ASU. As social media manager, she communicates with our passionate users and she fosters the companies engagement across many platforms. She is excited to expand her knowledge of celebrities through her work with the company.

Brandon Valencia, Data Scientist

Brandon received Bachelors degrees in English and Creative Writing from UC Riverside, graduating as the youngest member of his class. With a strong passion for celebrities and pop culture, Brandon is focused on researching the newest celebrities on Famous Birthdays.

Samantha Seo, Data Scientist

Samantha graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in English. As a data scientist, she is focused on ensuring each Famous Birthdays profile is equipped with factual bio details and a headshot. Samantha has a passion for the rising celebrity culture and she enjoys working within a team environment to help Famous Birthdays users.

Jon Eager, Head of Video

Jon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in music production from Ohio University. Jon is a highly skilled editor and he's excited to be at the forefront of Famous Birthdays' video editing project.

Joe Wu, Video Editor

Joe graduated magna cum laude from California State University, Long Beach, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Electronic Arts - Theory and Practice of Cinema. A savvy video editor, he’s passionate about all aspects of entertainment and is thrilled to be editing videos for popular Famous Birthdays profiles.

Julie Goldberg, Video Editor

Julie received a bachelor's degree in cinema and television with an emphasis in editing from Columbia College Hollywood. She enjoys editing short form content and is excited to be working on videos for popular social media stars.