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 36 years. In her free time she enjoys gardening, bird watching, traveling with her husband, entertaining friends and clients and enjoying the outdoors with her Labradoodles.
Website Designer and Developer
2016 - Brandon got into technology in 8th grade 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.
2019 - After three years of working at AR & Co, Brandon has carved skills into numerous areas. One of his biggest tasks was learning about ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance so that he could adjust multiple sites to be ADA compliant. Brandon strives to provide web services to all Americans with their unique disabilities; whether it be heard of seeing, hearing or lacking motor control functions. Another task which he continues to strive for is organic SEO using meta data that help search engines discover and promote websites that their bots crawl on. He has slowly been learning schema markup to increase the detail of information that search engines receive as they crawl over the websites. Lastly Brandon has been learning about the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) that the EU has established. He believes that any user veiwing a website has a right to their own information. He takes privacy with the upmost importance and has learned how to ask for the least amount of information when required. You can rest assured that the user's data they share is kept securely and is always under control of the user.