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Marilee Brewer


Marilee Brewer


Why are you passionate about dirt/BuildWitt?

My dad worked at the local lumber Mill when I was very small and I loved the smell of his sawdust and the noisy drone of that workplace. I was also proud of my grandfathers and uncles who worked as divers, engineers and pipe fitters on the Panama Canal, and I have always held the trades and the world of dirt++ in high regard.

I fell in love with BuildWitt when I saw Aaron’s photo from somewhere far away (Middle East?). The sheer scale of the thing, his love for machines, and the realization that this love of moving dirt and big equipment unites people across cultures, across the world– lit me up. When I started to follow Aaron’s social media accounts, I realized his heart to make a difference to a generation echoed mightily with my own sense of purpose in the world.

Favorite past times/hobbies?

I like walking, camping, going out for coffee and good conversation, paddle boarding, cycling, music, poetry, travel, languages. We have rocking chairs on the porch and I like sitting out there and watching the hummingbirds come to the feeder.

Favorite book and/or quote?

Book: Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck

Quote: “You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.” ― Annie Dillard

What food could you eat forever?

Some form of beans + rice + chili peppers

Who do you look up to?

Kimberly Gamble, who built the safety culture at Andersen Construction.

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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

Kate Gangel

Project Manager

Kjell Gerber

Content Manager

Laurie SantaLucia

Director of Partner Marketing

Lewis Steele

Social Media

Matt Biddle

Director of Talent Acquisition

Matt Briscoe


Matt Burt

Sr. UX/UI Designer

Shawna Armstrong

Talent Acquisition

Shay Hammond

Director of Web Development