Publisher / Head Of House / CEO
Ky-Lee Hanson is an “ideas” person; she envisions solutions to many of the world's issues. Ky-Lee creates and executes dozens of projects at a time, and offers guidance directly to hundreds of people every week with the intention to create social change. Ky-Lee started GBR out of a need she saw for the voice movement. GBR was started with $2500 on a credit card and relentless drive to create a business on the fundamental of collaboration; GBR now steadily holds a 12-month cycle income of $600k with a growing team, 300+ authors, and is rapidly diversifying its portfolio and empire of services. She has formal training in business and health, but is mostly self taught. Ky-Lee is a 4x best selling author, successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, and selfless leader. She thrives on creating opportunities to help people along their journey, and she excels at it. Her success came by developing the taboo art of collaborative business, giving everyone the space to rise. Ky-Lee has an open-door policy she learned from her mom, a listening ear, and an opportunity to link arms and take you down your Golden Brick Road.
Chief Technology Officer
With over a decade of experience working in the technology industry, Matt guides GBR through the ever changing landscape of being a business and publishing house in the 21st century. From building engaging web applications to backend business infrastructure, there has been very little that Matt hasn’t worked on. GBR is dedicated to bringing our expansive community of authors together online with our proprietary business networking and e-learning platform gbrsociety.com that Matt is single handedly spearheading.
Sasha Ritchie has been with GBR since the beginning and helped out as a contractor from time to time alongside a full-time position in a corporate setting where she helped that company become multi million annually, and while raising her young family. After getting married and having her second daughter, she quickly learned that working outside of the home was not the right choice for her family. She outgrew her previous workplace and the timing aligned perfectly to take the opportunity to join GBR full-time as Executive Assistant. Her background is 10+ years of administration and customer service, along with years of animal welfare in a professional and personal aspect. Being goal oriented, focused on client care, and passionate to make a difference, Sasha is a natural addition to the GBR team to help with the behind the scenes tasks to help grow the company as efficiently as possible.
Anya-Milana Sulaver arrives to GBR having served as senior management in television production, a producer for both broadcast television and communications for some of Canada’s biggest brands (including Magna and Celestica), and as a cultural analyst for a Toronto-based brand strategy firm. It is her work as Publisher of Peeps Magazine - an award-winning media brand spanning digital, print and live events - that makes her skills set immediately relevant to GBR. Professional, forward-thinking and with a career that spans over 25 years across media, Anya-Milana is a seasoned addition to the GBR team, helping us to reshape our production process, and create new business opportunities and partnerships.
Senior Graphic Designer
Sar Dugan joined Golden Brick Road in 2018 as a Senior Designer. Before moving to Toronto, ON to pursue their Master of Design at York University, Sar finished their Bachelor of Design at Alberta University of the Arts (formerly known as Alberta College of Art & Design). During their undergraduate studies, Sar specialized in Advertising, Strategic Branding, and Graphic Design. Sar’s graduate research investigated the role of Graphic Design as a vehicle for animal rights awareness through a lens of Eco-Feminism and Anti-Commodification. Sar went on to work for Traffik on one of the largest international pharmaceutical accounts as an Intermediate Designer, and then worked for Loblaws as the Senior Designer for President’s Choice. Additionally Sar has freelanced for a wide scope of non-profit organizations and Social Justice focused initiatives such as Feminist Art Conference, AWID (Association for Women’s Rights in Development), Black Futures Now and Ontario Harm Reduction Network. In Sar’s time away from their Design practice, they are a professional fire performer and circus arts instructor.
Freelance Technical and Developmental Editor
Sara Gustafson is a freelance technical and developmental editor with a passion for helping people tell their stories well. She has used her love of language to craft an editing style best described as "tough love," emphasizing proper grammar and technique while nurturing each author's unique voice.
Sara comes to Golden Brick Road with ten years of editing and writing experience in a variety of fields. She is also a three-time published author with GBR. She believes strongly in the power of community and collaboration and believes that all of our stories matter.