About Us

Rhoda Brimberry
Owner and Co-Founder, Chief Picker

A long-time lover of vintage wares and crafting, Rhoda embodies the Loot spirit by infusing her clever wit and delight into every task. She continues to amaze her fellow Looters with her impressive ability to juggle a plethora of plates in the air. It’s not uncommon to find her perusing Craigslist, brainstorming new Loot Handmade offerings, and dyeing bucket-loads of fabric for a custom backdrop – all the while whipping up a tasty dinner for her family. When she’s not on duty, you can sometimes find her at a little hole-in-wall karaoke bar busting out the lyrics to “Under Pressure” or cheering on her Alma Mater, the Arkansas Razorbacks, with her intimidating hog call. Needless to say, Rhoda is the honey to Anna’s toddy.

Anna Crelia
Owner and Co-Founder, Chief Scavenger

The julep to Rhoda’s mint and fellow lefty, Anna is a beacon of style and elegance. She’s equal parts creative and analytical.  While sipping on a coconut La Croix, Anna’s been known to sketch out a perfect new furniture design and start construction all before the oven timer dings alerting of her finished key lime pie. She will belt out Taylor Swift lyrics uncontrollably while managing the books and can quickly style a bookshelf before you can say “shake it off.”

 

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  • Bobbie Balazo

    Bobbie Balazo
    Project Manager

    Bobbie hails from the fascination that is Las Vegas, Nevada but now she's hip on the Austin scene, keeping us current on all the local happenings. Being the incredible stylist that she is, you can trust her to nail any look or design while keeping true to the Loot aesthetic. Not only is she a great designer, she's quite crafty. Leave her with some pipe and some rope and watch macrame magic unfold. A stranger to no-one, you will feel like she's your best friend by the time your event rolls around. Small stature - big heart. Everyone loves "Bobs".

  • Sara Barge

    Sara Barge
    Studio Coordinator

    Hailing from Albany, Georgia, Sara is full of Southern charm. She's the bright smile that greets you at the door and the friendly voice over the phone. She ensures our operation runs smoothly and can style a space just as well. When she's not behind her desk, you can expect to see her building furniture for her house, drawing, and exploring her new home of Austin.

  • Weldon Crelia

    Weldon Crelia
    Logistics Director

    After retiring from the radio industry, Weldon came to us to help manage our logistics operation being the excellent problem solver that he is. Since he's been with us, our warehouse is spic and span and our deliveries run smoother than a stick of butter. When this jokester's not on clock he loves to hit the golf course with his wife, spend quality time with his grandchildren, and grill up a fancy feast.

  • Ryan Bomer

    Ryan Bomer
    Delivery Manager

    Ryan has been at Loot since the beginning. His 5 year tenure has given him the expertise it takes to ensure all of our Loot is cared for in transit. He knows our pieces by name and can pack a 24 Footer in his head. He's also the best furniture tetris player we know. Outside of work, you can find him shooting pool, hanging with his pooches, watching the Texans play football, and planning the next adventure with his wife.

  • Cortelle Chavis

    Cortelle Chavis
    Warehouse Manager

    This Southern gentlemen is one of the few men that actually finds joy in organizing a hot warehouse. When he's not sprucing up the warehouse, he's in the truck making deliveries. And, if you're lucky enough to get him on your delivery team, you will be charmed by his smile and go-getter attitude. When he's not working, you can find this family man relaxing at home with his wife and daughter, cheering on The Panthers or cooking a Sunday feast with his family...and he's always looking fly while doing it by way of his impressive collection of sneakers.

  • Julio Ojeda

    Julio Ojeda
    Smalls Manager

    A joy to have around, this grandpa of 7 is always cracking jokes and keeping us up to date on all the local news. After retiring from warehouse management at a paper company, he has been helping us organize and manage all of our smalls and tabletop pieces. If you want to make his day, a piece of chocolate cake will suffice. And oddly, this coffee lover extraordinaire never goes without his caffeinated cup right before bedtime.

  • Christian Hill

    Christian Hill
    Shop Manager

    Our "Mr. Fix It" was born a handy man. When he's not tinkering in the workshop on the next project or furniture fix, he's making deliveries. His eager-to-please attitude never goes unnoticed and when the job's done, he'll leave you with a smile on your face. Outside of work, he enjoys soaking up the outdoors with his wife and 2 year old son. If you ever need any advice on fishing, camping, or rockclimbing - he's your guy!