Our People

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Phil Whitmarsh, Co-Founder & Chief Navigator

Book that most challenged your thinking: Matt Jockers & Jodie Archer’s The Bestseller Code: Anatomy of the Blockbuster Novel

Over the last sixteen years, Phil’s worked in the trenches, helping several thousand authors turn their manuscripts into published books. He enjoys working with creative people, helping writers uncover their dreams, navigating authors on their publishing journeys, and collecting and humanely preserving publishing analogies.

In late 2013 Phil partnered with Jay Wilkinson (Firespring) and Kevin Thomas (Cornerstone Print & Marketing) to combine specialized teams and create the perfect publishing storm: a unique indie publishing company to help reclaim publishing for authors and writers.


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Jay Wilkinson, Co-Founder & Visionary

Most dog-eared book: Gino Wickman’s Traction

Jay is an entrepreneur’s entrepreneur. As the founder of Redbrush, Firespring, and several other companies, Jay’s a proven thought leader and visionary. He takes great pride in surrounding himself with people who make a difference in the world and helping those clients who aspire to do the same. Jay is a frequent presenter, published author, and patron of small business through the Nebraska Angels.


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Cohagen Wilkinson, Integrator

Favorite book to give as a gift: Kris Kluver's Solopreneur

Cohagen is a consultant and fractional EOS® Integrator working to help companies like Redbrush get a grip on their business. When he's not on Zoom meetings with Phil, Jay, and Casey, he's usually working with startups, scouting out a new landscape photo, or volunteering his time with Launch Leadership, an organization based in Nebraska that enables middle school and high school kids with the skills and confidence to be leaders in their communities.

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Casey Seline, Project Manager

Most formative book: e. lockhart’s The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

Casey graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a dual degree in English and Film Studies before moving to New York City to work in the publishing industry. She has served as a literary scouting assistant, finding buzzy US books for international publishing clients and -- her favorite part -- finding books for well known Hollywood production companies and studios to adapt for the big and small screens. When she’s not reading, Casey enjoys petting dogs on the street, going to movies alone, and quoting standup specials from Netflix.