Richard Mundy, PhD, Executive Director
When you meet with Rick Mundy, he brings thirty five years of diverse professional experience in the creative, nonprofit and corporate arenas to the table. Rick has worked as an artist in professional theatre, feature films, graphic design, music, and as a writer.
As a scholar, Rick has advanced degrees in Theatre Arts, Film Studies and Communication.
In the nonprofit world, Rick has served as a volunteer, teacher, team leader, board member, and staff with a variety of organizations including WorldVision, YoungLife, Heartland Community Church and KC's Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre.
As an entrepreneur, Rick founded Wordsmiths, LLC which provided marketing copy to clients including Demdaco and Medi-Flex Medical Products. In 2007, Rick brought his years of professional experience together with his passion for serving the underserved into founding a truly innovative nonprofit organization; Kansas City Creative.
William J. Brandmeyer, CEO
During 10 years working with his family to build Medi-Flex Hospital Products into a industry leading manufacturer of medical products, Bill devoted much of his energy toward marketing the ChloraPprep antiseptic product line. The sale of the company in 2008 enabled Bill to pursue other talents and passions including becoming a restauranteur and concert promoter.
Since 2012 Bill and Rick Mundy have hosted KC Creative's weekly radio program, KC Cares on ESPN 1510 AM.
Dawn Mundy, Creative Director
For nearly 20 years Dawn has written copy for a variety of industries, including health, education, gift & decor, nonprofit, financial, food, lifestyle, home & garden, publishing, and religious. She's also served as creative director and video producer. Whether she's working on a brand identity, an article, website copy, a video script, or a brochure, she brings curiosity and strategic creativity to every project. Her goal is to get to the heart of an organization, then articulate that in ways that move people into action.
Nicholaus James, Video Producer
Nicholaus James has over fifteen years of experience in video production. Through his work on shorts, features, commercials, corporate and nonprofit video, Nick has built a reputation as a versatile artist. He currently owns and operates two production companies that specialize in event (Romantic Reels Media) and corporate production (Yello Brick Studios).
Nick has been the Video Producer for KC Creative since 2012. KC Creative specializes in producing media for other non-profit organizations. Described by Executive Director Rick Mundy as “hungry to try new approaches and technology,” Nicholaus James is an innovator whose forward vision continually pushes his work into new territory.
Bruce Wagar, Art Director
Bruce Wager loves the process of creating art: asking questions; pushing people to better understand the story they are trying to tell, helping them tell their story through words and images. He loves discovering insights into who companies are and where they want to go. Extracting those nuggets that make them special. And he loves creating graphic design solutions to make organizations more effective. Telling their stories in new ways to increase their impact. "I love all that design entails and the potential it has to transform the world for the better. I've worked with some great people; helping great companies expand their opportunities and become more effective in telling their stories. How can I help you?"
Ruth Baum Bigus, Producer of KC Cares Radio Program