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Kate Gangel

Project Manager

Kate Gangel

Project Manager

Why are you passionate about dirt/BuildWitt?

While I don’t come from the dirt world (though my parents met working for a large construction company so maybe I do!), I am passionate about making a difference and being part of the solution to a problem and BuildWitt shares that view so I knew this was the place for me. 

What motivates you more than anything else? What’s your personal “why”?

Seeing success. It doesn’t matter if it’s my own, our partners, my coworkers, family & friends, whatever… If I can find a way to help create that success or pave the way for someone else to be successful, I want to help. 

Favorite past times/hobbies?

Hanging out with my family and friends, cooking, binge watching TV and talking about said shows to anyone who will listen, cheering on the Huskers during football season, and taking as many pictures of my dog as my phone will hold. 

What food could you eat forever?

Buttered noodles with just a hint of Alfredo sauce. I call it Butt-fredo and it’s my favorite comfort food. 

Who do you look up to?

My mother. It’s hard to say she’s always been strong in the face of adversity (though she has) because she faces everything with a “it is what it is and I can handle this” attitude, never treating anything like a setback. She’s the most fearless person I know.

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Our Team

Meet more of our dirt-loving team.

Aaron Witt

President, Chief Dirt Nerd

Alex Horton

Podcast Producer

Angel Torres


Chase Harris

Art Director

Dan Briscoe

Vice President

Eli Wheaton

eCommerce Manager

Eric Jumper

Content Producer

Jack Briscoe

SEO/Paid Media

James Jamra

Video Editor

Jessica Saylor

Administrative Assistant

Kara MacDonald

Director of Business Systems

Kjell Gerber

Content Manager

Laurie SantaLucia

Director of Partner Marketing

Lewis Steele

Social Media

Marilee Brewer


Matt Biddle

Director of Talent Acquisition

Matt Briscoe


Matt Burt

Sr. UX/UI Designer

Shawna Armstrong

Talent Acquisition

Shay Hammond

Director of Web Development