Sarah “Toddie” Brummels

Creative Director

“I have the coolest job on earth! Each day is different, and being a creative director is truly a perfect fit for me. I love going from directing video, to setting props at a photoshoot, to designing ad comps, to setting big-picture creative ideas. With Rob’s natural business strategy talents and my creative brain, Navigate was born. I majored in art and creative writing at Hope College and took some follow-up classes for fun at Kendall. I have taken on many different roles in the creative world, but I am so grateful for the one I get to be in at Navigate.

“It would seem that the creative in me also loves to create with food. I have been in the food industry as long as the creative one, and I am lucky enough to have a chef for a husband. We both are passionate about food and nutrition, and this passion drives us in our work with our non-profit, Mikas Lunch. Mikas lunch raises money to feed kids (who we love so much) in the Dominican Republic. I love being outside, being active and enjoying this amazing planet.”

Fun Facts

Family or background: Wonderful husband, Christopher, an 11-year-old going on 40, Cayden, and two lovable bulldogs, Norm and Wilbur.

Education: Degree in studio art and creative writing

What’s your favorite movie quote?  “No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.” John Keating, Dead Poets Society

What’s the most unusual job you’ve ever had? Red Bull girl, driving a Mini Cooper with a giant Red Bull can and slinging free Red Bull.

Who is your alter ego? Sandra Bullock in the Heat

What are three things you enjoy doing in your spare time? Being outdoors, cooking with my husband, and cuddling the bulldogs 

Favorite beverage? Rum 

Worst movie of all time? Glitter. I didn’t see it, but I just know.

Favorite book? To Kill A Mockingbird

Favorite spot you’ve travelled to? Vernazza, Italy is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen.

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