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.
Alex holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He began working for AR & Co., almost from the company’s inception, in graphic design and website development. Today Alex continues to consult with AR & Co. – assisting with computer networking, installation and maintenance. It has been almost 14 years since his initial employment at AR & Co., when he was still a graduate student at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California. Originally from Russia, Alex came to the United States when he was just 12 years old and has been hard at work ever since. His very first job was selling firewood on the street corner in Bellevue, Washington– a job that undoubtedly taught him the value of hard work, interpersonal skills, and the importance of an education.
In 1998, Alex moved to San Luis Obispo to attend Cal Poly, and worked as many as three jobs at a time to put himself through college. He now owns his own business consulting with other companies as an Electrical Engineer.