Golden Team

Ky-Lee Hanson

Publisher | Head Of House | C.E.O.

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 is a growing team with 300+ authors, and is rapidly diversifying its portfolio and empire of services. Ky-Lee has formal training in business and health, but is mostly self taught. She is a multi best selling award-winning 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.

Sasha Hanson

Assistant Publisher

Sasha Hanson 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 multimillion annually, and while raising her young family. After having her second daughter, she quickly learned that working outside 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 and Financial Coordinator in 2019, leading to Assistant Publisher in 2020. 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.

Sasha is now a publisher author with GBR in three 2020 titles, two of which became Amazon best-selling titles, and has found a passion for developmental editing and working closely with authors as they form their stories.

Lola Small

Author Recruitment | Lead Coauthor | Project Manager

Lola is a Growth + Success Coach for women healers, leaders, and change-makers. With over 20 years of combined experience in teacher training, curriculum design, fitness teaching, event management, and empowerment coaching, Lola is passionate about helping women grow their sense of self and confidence, and to guide them to creating the life of their dreams for positive social change. Certified in Life Coaching, Health + Wellness Coaching, and Personal Training, she leads a powerhouse of women in business through FemCity, an international community dedicated to helping women succeed in business and life, and is a co-founder of Women On Fire, a global platform to empower women to rise and thrive. Lola is a published author with Golden Bricks Road Publishing House and leads transformative events and retreats around the world. Ever since being introduced to GBR in 2018, Lola has loved the mission and values GBR brings to the world and is dedicated to helping spread the GBR energy through social media engagement. Originally from Taiwan, Oregon, and Vancouver, BC, Lola currently lives in Hamilton, Ontario with her husband and son.

Krysta Lee

Author Recruitment | Lead Coauthor | Project Manager

Krysta Lee is a best-selling author, singer, actor, and coach. She's an optimist, a goal-getter, and a big-dreamer with a deep love for the arts. She has been featured in several international magazines and online publications, podcasts, radio shows, TV and film productions. Since being introduced to Golden Brick Road Publishing House in early 2019, Krysta contributed to and co-authored in multiple best-selling books, produced the Mama's Gotta series as the lead-author, and expanded her work to include GBR's mission as a proud Team Member. She's grateful to be part of the GBR community because she believes empowering others is important, and collective growth is essential. Living her best life by the motto #SpreadLove, Krysta is all about good vibes, great values, and positive energy. While pursuing her dreams and actively engaging through social media, she hopes to inspire others with her life's experiences. Krysta Lee resides in Prince Edward County, Ontario with her husband, two children, and their menagerie of faminals.

April Barlow


April Barlow is trained in adult education and literacy and brings 10+ years of experience in helping writers improve their communication. She has worked with writers from all over the world to create well-written, self-published eBooks. Specializing in self-help non-fiction, romantic fiction, and middle-grade fiction, she values communication and collaboration to help the writer's voice and vision shine. April enjoys reading, knitting, sci/fi TV shows, and playing with her two young sons.

Julie McIsaac


Julie McIsaac is a maker, artist, writer, editor, and momma living in Hamilton, Ontario. She has published two books, Entry Level, a book of short stories, and We Like Feelings We are Serious, a poetry collection that was long listed for the 2019 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and shortlisted for a 2019 Hamilton Literary Award for Poetry. She is also a creativity coach working with women artists at all stages of their career to help them with generating ideas, finishing projects, and creating community.

Angelika McKeen


“Ang” offers her technical editing skills with formal training in copy editing and provides a unique ability to tune into each writer’s intention through her passion for language and linguistics. Her focus is to make sure each person’s writing style is respected, while helping them to express their thoughts with eloquence. She loves the opportunity to be a part of a collective community of storytellers from various backgrounds, which is the reason she gladly joined Golden Brick Road Publishing House.

In addition to her editing and business experience, she holds a double major in English and Japanese Studies, as well as a minor in French. She understands the complexities of telling a story through a multi-cultural and multi-lingual experience. She, herself is a Canadian immigrant, raised in Sweden by Polish parents.

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