Renee FriedmanOwner / CEO Read Bio
Renee FriedmanOwner / CEO
Renee graduated from The University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce and Administration. 2020 marks Renee’s 33rd year with FASTSIGNS!
Over the years, Renee has been named Orlando Business Journal Women Who Mean Business, Business Owner of the Year, Jewish Federation Mensch of the Month, Best Buddies Community Champion, and Central Florida Women's Resource Center Summit Award winner for community service. She is a charter member of the Business As Usual Networking Group in Orlando. Recently in May of 2023, Renee was named as one of Orlando Magazine's Women Who Move the City! She is very passionate about helping customers with signage and printing solutions, providing the best products and services, developing a happy and productive team and giving back to the community. She loves spending time with her daughter, Haley, family, and friends. Renee enjoys scuba diving, cycling, golfing and relaxing at the beach. “Roll Tide Ya’ll!”
Richard GoldsteinCOO / Owner Read Bio
Richard GoldsteinCOO / Owner
Richard has lived in the Orlando area since 1985, and earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Central Florida. He has extensive experience in management and logistics in the concrete industry. As Vice President of Operations, he oversees projects and is often on sight for many installations. He is passionate about excellent quality and customer service. He enjoys spending time with family and friends and is an avid fan of Alabama football, the New York Yankees, and Orlando City Soccer.
Kris LepicierDirector of Operations / Partner Read Bio
Kris LepicierDirector of Operations / Partner
Kris began his career with FASTSIGNS in October 2001 and has worked in production, graphics, sales, installation and is now the Graphics and Production Manager. He exemplifies the whatever it takes attitude for his customers and FASTSIGNS! Kris was born in Massachusetts and grew up in Orlando, FL. He enjoys watching and playing sports, camping, fishing, and riding his dirt bike.
Darrell KingDirector of Installations / Partner Read Bio
Darrell KingDirector of Installations / PartnerDarrell King was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia before relocating to Central Florida. An outstanding athlete, he played for the UCF Knights football team while also earning an AA on top of a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and an additional Bachelor in Legal Studies. Darrell is no stranger to success. With over 20 years of installation experience, he is truly an expert in his field. Off the clock, Darrell enjoys spending time with his wife and their two children. If he isn’t with them, you can find him out playing softball or on the golf course.
Kayla BratagerDirector of Business Services Read Bio
Kayla BratagerDirector of Business Services
Kayla Bratager graduated from UCF with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and has been with FASTSIGNS since December 2016. Excellent at keeping the work flow optimized, Kayla is a driving force behind our success. It is because of her we also have her dog Oslo, who visits the office now and then! At every opportunity, Kayla and Oslo enjoy outdoor activities such as going to the beach and paddle boarding. This dynamic duo can also be spotted at baseball games for the Tampa Bay Rays!
Brian BodnarikSenior Project Manager Read Bio
Brian BodnarikSenior Project Manager
Brian is a proud UCF graduate and the Sr. Project Manager at FASTSIGNS Orlando Central, currently in his 10th year with us. He excels in guiding clients to optimal solutions for their complex marketing needs. Brian utilizes Adobe CS for logo design, he sources custom suppliers, and coordinates delivery and installation logistics ensuring the client's needs are met promptly and accurately.
Josh LevineSenior Account Manager Read Bio
Josh LevineSenior Account Manager
Josh studied graphic design and communication at The High School of Art and Design in NYC and SUNY Buffalo. As a professional artist, he has exhibited at City Arts Factory Orlando and other venues. After a long career in sales and marketing in the travel industry, he joined FASTSIGNS in June 2016. Josh is very thorough and dependable! In his spare time, he likes to watch sports, draw, and listen to music.
Debbie HansonAccount Manager Read Bio
Debbie HansonAccount ManagerDebbie was the first employee of Fastsigns when the original store opened in 1985.
She spent 20 years at that location and then the next 17 at four different Fastsigns
in the Dallas area. Debbie has done it all, from helping customers with sign and
graphic solutions to designing the signs and making them. She has dedicated
her whole life to Fastsigns and their customers. Debbie joined the Fastsigns Orlando
team in May 2022 and is excited to help you with any of your sign needs.
Desirae BrownGraphic Design Specialist Read Bio
Desirae BrownGraphic Design SpecialistDesirae was born and raised in Newport News, VA. Art has always been a part of her life because of her grandfather's influence, which motivated her to earn a bachelor's in Fine Arts and Graphic Design from Norfolk State University. Desirae moved to Orlando and earned her second bachelor’s degree in Web Design and Development from Full Sail University. She joined the FASTSIGNS Orlando Central team in March 2020, bringing years of experience to the team. Desirae's dream and objective is to help others and create positivity in individual lives and society through art and technology. In her free time, Desirae enjoys creating art, cooking & baking, reading nearly any book she can get her hands, binge-watching TV shows & movies, and enjoying the Florida heat when she can.
Edwin SotoVirtual Graphic Design Specialist Read Bio
Edwin SotoVirtual Graphic Design SpecialistEdwin’s passion for art has grown since childhood. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Arts and Photography from the University School of Graphic Arts, Atlantic University, Guaynabo, PR, in 2014. Edwin worked as a graphic designer and installer for sign companies in Puerto Rico and Connecticut before joining FASTSIGNS in November 2018. He enjoys furthering his creativity and spending time with his wife and his children.
Noah SmithGraphic Design/Production Specialist Hybrid Read Bio
Noah SmithGraphic Design/Production Specialist HybridNoah was raised in Merritt Island Florida, home of the Kennedy Space Center. He grew up loving both science and art and pursued graphic design as a combination of both. After receiving a degree in 2014, Noah entered the signmaking trade and focused on prepress design and printer operation. Since then he's honed his skills and his eye for detail and loves making his clients dreams become reality. He joined the FASTSIGNS Orlando Central team in March 2021 and has been a wonderful addition to the team!
Edward TaylorGraphic Designer / Production Specialist Read Bio
Edward TaylorGraphic Designer / Production Specialist
Edward Taylor was born and raised in Delray Beach, Florida before relocating to Orlando, Florida in 2014.The love of Art came at a very early age, when he would watch his older brother sketch when they were children and as a result of that, Art and being Creative, followed him throughout his entire life; which then lead him to further his education in Art after high school, where he attended The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Graphic Design. No stranger to success, he joins our team with 15+ plus years of Graphic Design and Creative experience and 8 years of experience within the FASTSIGNS Franchise, which shows just how passionate he truly is in his field and this industry. In his leisure time, he continues his love of Art by designing for people in the event industry, binge-watching tv shows/movies, working out, cooking and making people laugh.
Amanda BakerAccount Manager Read Bio
Amanda BakerAccount ManagerAmanda graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2014 with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a focus in Psychology and Human Communication as well as a minor in Hospitality. She gained experience with small-format printing before transitioning her skill to large-format printing here at FASTSIGNS Orlando Central where she has carved out a place for herself on our sales team. In her free time, Amanda finds joy in reading, crafting and spending time with her dog, Bane.
Albert SidauiOutside Sales Professional Read Bio
Albert SidauiOutside Sales ProfessionalAlbert was born and raised in Orlando, FL, and earned a Bachelor in Business Administration from Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL. Albert has been in the sign industry since 2017 & started in the installation and production department. In 2020 he slowly transitioned to dealing more directly with the customers in sales. He spends his free time with his wife, 4 kids, and dog. Some of the activities he enjoys are football, mountain biking, trail hiking, and traveling.
Kay YinglingAdministration & Marketing Coordinator Read Bio
Kay YinglingAdministration & Marketing Coordinator
Kay Yingling joined the team in February 2023 as the Administration and Marketing Coordinator. With over 13 years of customer service experience in the airline, theme park and automotive industries, she is thrilled to bring her customer service and copywriting knowledge to FASTSIGNS Orlando Central. Outside of the office, Kay enjoys anything related to music and travel, making sure her two passions are met when she travels abroad to see the Eurovision Song Contest. When she isn’t traveling, you can usually catch Kay and her wife, Susan at any of the Disney Parks or at home annoying their cat with love and attention.
Jacqui GerberAdministration & Marketing Assistant Read Bio
Jacqui GerberAdministration & Marketing AssistantJacqui started working in May 2023 as the Administrative and Marketing Assistant. She is an incoming senior at the University of Central Florida, majoring in Sociology and minoring in Strategic Human Communications. At FASTSIGNS, she is learning and increasing her communications and social media skills with the help of the amazing team behind her. Her keen eye for finite details and artistic abilities has been an outstanding asset to our team. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, mainly her dog, and relaxing from the hectic life of a working college student.
Kyreem KennedyProduction & Installation Specialist Read Bio
Kyreem KennedyProduction & Installation SpecialistKyreem Kennedy is a remarkable member of our team Production and Installation team whose journey from Baton Rouge to Orlando has been nothing short of incredible. With the quote, "Stay Patient," Kyreem embodies the values of hard work, dedication, and resilience. His impact on our team has been remarkable, and his boundless determination continues to inspire us. We eagerly anticipate the next chapter in Kyreem's journey and the successes it will bring.
Mike KingInstallation Specialist Read Bio
Mike KingInstallation SpecialistMeet Mike King, our exceptional Installation Specialist at FASTSIGNS Orlando Central. With a Marine Corps background, Mike brings discipline and attention to detail to every flawless signage installation. As a student of metaphysics and a holistic healer, he approaches projects with creativity and a nurturing mindset. With previous nursing experience, Mike ensures precision and exceeds client expectations. His dedication and diverse skill set make him an invaluable member of our team, bringing visions to life for our clients.