Jessica Lucero is one of the fastest rising multi-media journalists and broadcasters in the country. Her journey is a feel-good story that will lift your spirit and show that the American Dream is alive and well. She grew up in humble beginnings in a small Southern California town where she fell in love with sports and entertainment broadcasting. Her passion consumed her and ultimately, she paid for every penny of her college education. As a freshman at MiraCosta College, she created their media department that broadcasted news, sports and entertainment. During her college career, she worked for five (5) prominent sports organizations, including Fox Sports and Spectrum SportsNet, while simultaneously working another part-time job and going to school full-time. In just over one year since graduating from California State University, Fullerton, she has already broadcasted for NBA Summer League, Los Angles Dodgers, AfterBuzz TV, Fox Sports West, AlwaysLive, Overtime, and Brackit. Her secret to success is her natural, fresh take, quick wit and warm personality that disarms any athlete or celebrity. Her core values are optimism, compassion, and integrity. Outside of sports and entertainment, she has a passion for health and fitness.
Charity: Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Jessica Davis is an actress who was born and raised in Denver, CO. Self-acclaimed "Most Interesting Woman in the World", she is best known for her series-regular role on the web series "Wish It Inc." as the happy, peppy muggle, Hannah Schubert. She is a gamer and hosts a live broadcast channel on Twitch TV. She is also the official live appearance Wonder Woman for Warner Bros/DC Comics. Jessica helps run Safi Life, a nonprofit which provides funding for education for underprivileged women in East Africa. She thrives in a creative environment, is a world traveler and is passionate about making a difference in the world.
Charity: Safi Life
A Washington DC native, Matthew S. Robinson spent his early years dreaming of becoming an archaeologist. As time went on his passion for historical documentaries and research morphed into a passion for cinema and theatre. After graduating from Pepperdine University in 2012 with a bachelor's in media production and emphasis in political science Robinson began working on various short film projects as well as directing the feature film "My Friend Violet." After making his feature directorial debut Robinson would write and direct various short and feature-length plays. Matthew has won several awards while working with some of the most talented individuals in the Los Angeles community. He joins Brackit as a producer and host and couldn't be more excited to hear people share their passions with the Brackit community.
Charity: United Negro College Fund
Robby DeVillez is originally from Orange County, CA. He studied film and acting at Pepperdine University, where he also met his now superhero wife Kelsey. He has performed at Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Universal Studios Hollywood, and provided his voice for the Dynasty Warriors 9 video game on PlayStation and Xbox. Robby has produced 2 feature films and has put on 4 plays at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. His most recent play, "Olivia Wilde Does Not Survive the Apocalypse" was honored with the award for Best Comedy in the 2019 Hollywood Film Festival. For more information go to www.robbydevillez.com.
Sean Waters, the CEO of Brackit, earned his B.A. in Film Production from Pepperdine University. Sean has always been interested in sports production since he was young. At the start of college, he moved from Phoenix to Los Angeles and has had a very successful 8 years in the sports industry. He has held many different positions, including producer and directing roles. His career highlights include working for ESPN, Fox Sports, and Spectrum Sportsnet. During his time at Spectrum Sportsnet, Sean won 3 Emmys in sports production. Currently, he is living in Southern California and is the proud owner of his own entertainment production company.
Charity: The Humane Society of the United States
Brandy Flores is a SoCal girl through and through, a proud Mexican- American she was raised in the Inland Empire and starting watching football and baseball with her Dad when she was 10 years old. Her love of sports continued throughout her life as she played competitive volleyball and softball through high school. When she got to college at Cal State Fullerton, she decided she wanted sports to be in her life forever and began to pursue her career in sports broadcasting. She is now graduated and working at Fox Sports West in their post-production department working as an associate producer and digital host. When she is not working at Fox Sports West.....well she is working at Fox Sports West, a true workaholic loving every step of her journey.
Charity: Alzheimer's Foundation of America
Katie Welge was born and raised in the Bay Area in Walnut Creek, California. She went to school at San Francisco State University and majored in Broadcast Communications, where she developed her love for sports broadcasting. Growing up, she could identify herself with young Hayden Panettiere in "Remember The Titans," since football was always a favorite in her household, especially college football - Go Clemson! Though you could find her cheerleading throughout middle and high school at games and competitions throughout the state. She has worked with networks such as ESPN, Spectrum SportsNet, NBC Sports Bay Area, and Pac-12 Networks. Currently living part-time in San Diego and the Bay Area, her current hobbies include learning how to golf, hot yoga, working out, and wine tasting. She is currently working on a blog called "Rosè and Gameday," an outlet that ties women and sports together!
Charity: Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)
Barry Duke was born and raised in Northern California, from Treasure Island S.F. to Pleasanton. As a child, he always enjoyed animated movies, live-action is-fi and fantasy, and Puppetry. One of his favorite movies of all time was Hook, and anything Disney or Muppet Related. In his spare time, he would draw any famous cartoon character imaginable, act in plays and skits, and watch films, and TV to study the art of storytelling, which later on led to Barry pursuing a career in his passions in working in Theme Parks and pursuing a degree in Theater Arts at Cal State Long Beach. After earning a BA in Theater, he's worked at, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Sea World, Legoland, and Universal Studios, and has continued to pursue and work in roles on stage and in film, even landing small 6-day gig on Star Trek Into Darkness, while continuing to make short films of puppets, and sketch comedy on his Youtube channel, "Barry Duke Productions." Currently, he lives in Anaheim, CA. When Barry's not working at Brackit as Production Assistant or on-screen talent, he’s still working a Day job at a theme park somewhere, acting in a play, hunting for film work, and still puppeteering, and making comedic Videos on Youtube.
Charity: Muscular Dystrophy Association
Bi-coastal Actor, Host, Reporter, Stand-up Comedian, Voice over artist and creative director. Originally from East Hampton, New York, Sarah joined off-broadway musical theater group "Stages" at the age of 8 years old. she then studied Film & Media at Hunter College while attending The Maggie Flanigan acting conservatory in New York City. she pursued stand up comedy, performed and wrote in improv/sketch comedy groups such as Broadway comedy club, Greenwich comedy club, Gotham comedy club and laughing Buddha. This led Sarah into hosting & reporting red carpet events, moderating Film Festivals, Hosting for Disney channel Japan, New York Fashion week, Richard Magazine, Vice Media, and Storia.ME. Some of Sarah's recent acting work includes starring as Mean Girl- Beni in "Zodiac” Series, horror feature “Blood From Stone”, Jennifer daze in the comedy series “The Rep” and Jen in Netflix film “Lady Like”. Sarah also enjoys partnering with brands and working as a content creator. She has an undying love for Wiener Dogs, Harajuku culture, anything neon green, Pokemon, horror films, hot yoga and is oddly talented in replicating accents and animal sounds (especially pterodactyls).
Charity: Coalition for Rainforest Nations
Gutemberg Bobby Forestal was born in bustling New York City. Growing up in Harlem and later Upper Manhattan to proud Haitian parents, Bobby preferred to use his middle name in order to spare people from butchering his name or asking if he was German. As a child, he enjoyed horror movies, video games, acting and people watching. People watching and observing human behavior fascinated Bobby from a very young age, as he attended speech therapy school and seldom talk. As he grew Bobby was curious about how people acted around him when he took speech therapy and thus lead him to watch shows and documentaries related to abnormal behavior and mental health with his sister. Bobby eventually took his passion to Pepperdine University, where he majored in Psychology and minored in French, as well as starring in a feature film and countless comedy sketches. Bobby currently lives in Manhattan with his girlfriend and cat, Orion. When he's not working at Brackit, Bobby is working as a research assistant at New York Psychiatric Institute and as a crewmember at Theatre For A New Audience. Bobby is also a co-host of The Howling Hour podcast, enjoys anime and sports, and loves quoting 90s sitcoms.
Charity: Partners In Health
Michael Erike, General Counsel of Brackit, was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. As a child, he was entranced with books and the world of Hollywood, from the shining stars to the movies that reflected real life lessons in dramatic fashion. He wrote short stories, books, poetry, then finally scripts, developing his style as he went up the ranks of academia. Michael would graduate from Loyola Marymount, in Los Angeles, with a Finance degree and a minor in Business Law. He then gained admission to over 16 of the top law schools in the country, including Stanford, Duke, and Michigan. He went back home to Arizona with a full scholarship and graduated from Sandra Day O’ Connor College of Law (#22) with a Juris Doctor at the age of 25, after interning at some of the most prestigious firms in Phoenix such as Osborn Maledon and Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie. He is currently pursuing his Hollywood passion as the General Counsel of Brackit. When he’s not working, he is writing scripts for competitions (and winning them), playing basketball with his 6’11” brother, and (maybe once in a while, certainly not every single weekend, or every other night) partying with his squad.