Brian Banashak
Brian BanashakPublisher & Founder
Brian is a 25-year veteran of the publishing industry. In 2014, they launched The Book Experts (TBE). In the Fall of 2019, they began publishing under the River Birch Press Imprint. He has served as an Associate Pastor, Sunday School Superintendent, advertising sales rep, graphic designer, and book publisher. He has also authored three books, THE LITTLE BOOK OF BUSINESS WISDOM, SALT & LIGHT, and LEADERSHIP ROCKS! Brian has helped other publishers through his three-day Publisher Boot Camp. He’s married to Kathy, his wife of 57 years, and they have 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Brian also oversees the work of our freelance illustrators.
Kathy Banashak
Kathy BanashakEditor-In-Chief
Kathy has had a love for writing since childhood. She attended Marquette University College of Journalism, and over the years has had many opportunities to write and edit professionally. After moving to Mobile in 1985, she worked for a Christian magazine and edited a monthly newsletter. Later, she wrote a monthly newsletter for Integrity Music. In 1987, she and Brian founded an ad agency for churches and ministries. Later their company transitioned into publishing Christian books and she became Editor-in-Chief. Kathy has a heart for hurting people and desires to encourage them to experience all that God has for them. As Editor-in-Chief, she oversees the work of our freelance editors.

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