About The A-Team
Located in Paso Robles, California, AR & Co. has been servicing Northern San Luis Obispo County, the Central Coast of California and a variety of companies around the United States for more than 14 years. The AR & Co. "A-Team" are thought leaders that continue to satisfy customers and clients alike with professional services in website development, organic search engine optimization, online marketing, publicity, social media, advertising, technical writing, results-only multi-media advertising campaigns, effective graphic design, promotional items, and public relations services.
Angela Robinson - Platz
President and Founder
The A-Team is busy at work, creating, brainstorming, negotiating, sourcing, writing, ordering, designing, having fun and doing what they do best. Ms. Robinson leads the team but knows full well that without her A-Team, nothing happens. Robinson is a consummate professional and founded her company on the principles of hard work, dedication, loyalty, high ethical standards and creativity. Over the years she has worked with a large variety of clients and takes pride in offering a quick response time. Every day, she oversees each client project and gives her utmost attention to detail while working closely with the A-Team to create superior results.
Angela holds a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice administration from San Jose State University. Growing up, she studied agriculture in 4-H and at Salinas High School, took general education courses at Hartnell College, and Journalism, Mass Media and Television Production at Cuesta College. Utilizing the '10-year' plan, courses in Agriculture Journalism followed at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA. Volunteer work is extremely important to Ms. Robinson. She is a Past President of the Paso Robles Lions Club; the second woman ever to join the club and the first female president in its history. She also served as the Lions District 4-A3 Region L Chairperson for 2 years. In 2008, she was awarded Lion of The Year, the first woman ever to receive the award. According to late Lion Dave Simpson, "She was voted Lion of the Year because of her dedication to the core humanitarian values held by the Lions Club organization such as generosity, compassion and concern for others less fortunate." Past volunteer work has included serving as the chairperson of the board of directors for a local children’s non-profit organization and serving as a court appointed special advocate for children removed from their homes (CASA).
Angela has been a San Luis Obispo County resident for more than 34 years. In her free time she enjoys gardening, bird watching, traveling with her husband, entertaining her friends and clients and enjoying the outdoors with her Labradoodles.
Renee graduated from Fort Hays State University in Kansas with Bachelor’s degree in General Studies, with a concentration in Interpersonal Communication. She has been a Military Spouse for 18 years and has traveled all over the United States. She has lead several non-profits. with her most significant one being the West Point Spouses Club. She served as President for two years in addition to her role as Publicity chair, serving well over 250 members. Giving back to the community while keeping up to date with the latest technology and social media in the PR and Marketing field has been a goal and driving force in her success. Renee’s experience in social media, publicity and working with people is a great benefit to our clients.
Renee enjoys spending her free time with her husband and three children at home and her fourth child, who is in college at West Point Military Academy. She enjoys spending time on the beautiful California Coast but also loves to spend time getting creative.
Saba graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara with Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a concentration in International Relations. During her time there, Saba was a member of CALPIRG which is a state-wide research group that focuses on environmental and social issues. As a member, she did research and helped spread awareness regarding these issues. Coming home to Paso Robles after college, Saba started to work on her career. She joined AR & Co. in 2016 as Angela’s admin assistant. Also, she volunteers at the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center. Saba’s experience in research, customer service, and community engagement is a great asset to our clients. Saba likes to spend time with her family and friends. Also, looking for good books to read is always on her list of favorite activities.
Website Designer and Developer
Brandon got into technology his 8th grade year at Templeton Middle School. Besides fooling around and pranking his teacher’s computer right before class he excelled in Microsoft Office, Macromedia Dreamweaver (it is now called Adobe Dreamweaver), and analyzing code in general. During his high school years at Templeton High School he continued to invest time on his own researching and learning about the Wizarding World of the Web. Drawn to exploiting video game glitches, also known as glitch to win, he decided to join a group of students at the school who ran a Vbulletin forum. In the group Brandon landed a contracting job with an older student/roommate his senior year where he made his first website heritagelongboards.com. After numerous sites, trial and error, he now works at AR & Co as website designer and developer. He continues to learn about web development in this fast pace and growing environment.