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.”

 

Loot Wagon
  • Loren Goldberg

    Loren Goldberg
    Director of Client Relations, Chief Hustler

    Joining the team after hiring Loot to design her brother’s wedding, Loren won her title by successfully balancing hundreds of client inquiries and mile long to-do lists while inspiring clients with her uncanny ability to configure lounge furniture in a million ways. She can coordinate an event with her eyes closed and rattle off Jay-Z lyrics without missing a beat. While she’s obsessed with her work, she does find time to relax with her abundance of succulents and is never too far from a boating trip on Lake Travis.

  • Bobbie Balazo

    Bobbie Balazo
    Sales Assistant

    Our newest Looter, Bobbie, hails from the fascination that is Las Vegas, Nevada. She whipped us into shape with her mad organization skills and take no prisoners attitude all while staying current on the Austin scene frequenting the wonders of Rainey Street and many a music festival. Bobbie’s the smile that greets you upon entering our digs and schools you on fantasy football picks as the commissioner of an all girl league. Leave her with some pipe and string and watch her craftastic magic unfold.

  • Andrea Barbosa

    Andrea Barbosa
    Media Manager

    Never without a smile, Andrea’s cheery disposition glows as bright as her hair shines. This Jill of all trades heads up our social media and web presence as well as our photography shoots. Never without a craft in progress, many of our handmade creations can be attributed to her skills honed from generations of family crafters. When not spinning her magic at Loot, Andrea can be found at home crafting to the tune of the Judd’s and uploading her new handmade wares to her Etsy shop, Javelina Ranch.

  • Ryan Bomer

    Ryan Bomer
    Delivery Manager

    Ryan is the man behind the wheel and whom you’re waving to when you see the Loot truck out and about. He’s our Loot MVP because of his tough work ethic and easy demeanor, yet basketball’s more his speed especially when the Houston Rockets are playing. Ryan’s a wiz at packing a truck and setting up ceremony seating. He also makes himself available to answer tough questions on understanding women (he works in an office full of them!).

  • Nick Kuehlem

    Nick Kuehlem
    Warehouse Manager

    Our resident nerdy fantasy novel bookworm, Nick spends his days in the warehouse overseeing the Loot and maintaining all its glory all while giving the items new nicknames. He’s a recent graduate from the Austin Upholstery Studio and creator of some of our finest backdrops and handmade details. When not tending to the wares, Nick’s alter foodie ego is out discovering the next hole-in-the-wall Tex-Mex eatery or perfecting his smoked brisket recipe. “Low and slow” is all he’ll divulge about his mastery.