We do staffing. We do creative.
Branding people and companies since 2011.

Our Story

Why We Do Both

(Mok- see): a slang term for daring, bold, fearless.

Moxy isn’t your typical staffing or creative firm. In fact, we are neither one nor the other, we are both. Our Creative Agency designs, brands, builds and showcases talent and companies in an innovative way. Our Talent Agency recruits and places passive talent with start-ups, Fortune 500 companies and anything in between. We take a fearless approach to staffing and a bold approach to creativity. We just do things differently! You dig?

The Moxy Story

Moxy has an attention grabbing brand…our walls are painted orange and purple, we have a 70’s inspired mascot, and pretty much all our slogans use an excess of suggestion and innuendos…So, it’s no surprise that Moxy garnered the attention of Brandy and Kelly back in 2012. Having met each other for the first time on their first day, Brandy and Kelly developed a crush on the brand and solidified a sisterhood (a bond which the bank has informed us will last a minimum of 10 years)!

Both purchased ownership in 2013 and quickly realized the challenges in front of them. With an initial leadership team of four, Moxy had No Vision, No Unity and No Money. They struggled, as many small businesses do. When the conversation turned how to fix the issues, scary terms were thrown around, think: close doors…sell…buy-out. With several options on the table, Brandy and Kelly decided to stop “making do” and start Making Change Be. After all, that is Moxy’s creed.

Determined to fulfill the potential of Moxy, the two #girlbosses fought for funding and gathered the necessary support to take Moxy to the next level….and they did it all in 4-inch heels. After buying out the company from the prior partners, Moxy became a woman-owned business and the naysayers took notice. As the new owners of Moxy, Brandy and Kelly are moving forward with their vision for the company: showcase local talent in an innovative and creative way, build creative assets for companies that add value to their business, and represent the Birmingham community with pride.

Meet the Team

Haley Ingrum

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"Thought is free"

Business Development Manger, chairman of Non-Profit projects, and certified piercing professional

  • Life parallels the movie Flashdance
  • Has a girl crush on Laura Croft Tombraider
  • Has spent more than one night at a museum
  • Fond affection for bourbon, bikes, and big hair

Luis Descartes


"I will continue to learn my trade through hard work and experience, until fate has removed my ability to do so."

Videographer, Photographer, and all other graphers

  • Started working in the creative industry in 2009
  • Self-taught Videographer
  • Birmingham Native

Sarah McClendon


"Be good or be good at it"

Office Manager, Smiling Face of Moxy, and the Chaos Diffuser

Obsessed with Taylor Swift
Candle Sniffer
Has swam with sharks (REAL sharks!)
Never wears matching socks

Ben Niven


"Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice"

Web Developer, Morning Workout Enthusiast, and Office ‘Old Soul’

  • Pickens County Fair Rubik’s cube record holder – 42 seconds
  • Er spricht ein bisschen Deutsch
  • Refuses to drink from the community coffee pot
  • Self-taught developer from the age of 18

Kelly Knudsen


"If you want to make a difference, you've got to be different."

Co-Owner, Office Evangelist, and THE Sales Force

  • Chairman of The Panther Tattoo Advocacy Small Group
  • Maintains a love/hate relationship with Iron Tribe
  • Lived in New York during September 11th
  • 10 years’ experience in sales, marketing, and management

Brandy Herschbach (AKA B-Money)


"Failure is success if we learn from it."

Co-Owner, Office Barista, and the entire Accounting Department

  • Determined to split Chicken & Waffles with Snoop Dog
  • Aspiring Comedian, Rapper and Sitcom Writer
  • Developed the ‘cost per wear’ algorithm *patent pending
  • 14 years’ experience in the staffing and recruitment intelligence business

Matt Burnett


"I'm a wizard"

Talent Agent, Office Gamer, and Director of Inspirational Tattoos

  • Sock game always strong
  • Has never gotten angry
  • Prefers his Old Fashioned with Templeton Rye Whiskey
  • Jumped on a train one time for a 2 hour ride, then jumped off

Haley Blackburn


"The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it"

Creative Intern, Aspiring Web Developer, and Office Detective/Stalker

  • Caught the Women’s Louisiana State Record Red Fish
  • Contemplating becoming a Vegetarian…one day
  • Current Depot/U Student (#girlsthatcode)
  • Voted “Best Laugh” at company BBQ

Meschelle Stringer Mendheim


"If it's both terrifying and amazing, you should definitely pursue it."

Project Manager & Content Strategist, Deadline Diva, and Office Fashionista

  • Advocate for the Oxford Comma, and other things, and other things
  • Dreams in glitter
  • Eyebrows on fleek
  • Professional-ish blogger at RogueandHandwritten.com

Jake Ingram


"If you're gonna be a bear, be a grizzly."

Principal Designer, Jr Designer, and Senior Designer

  • Owns large collection of graphic tees and plaid button downs
  • A little too obsessed with font choice
  • Fave Wu-Tang Clan member is Ghostface Killah
  • Thinks Nightwing is hands down the most underrated comic book character

Megan Missildine


"Torched the haystack; found the needle."

Developer, Website Launcher, and a GIRL (#girlsthatcode)

  • Dog is named after Daenerys Targaryen
  • Was once on a few billboards in Montgomery
  • Really appreciates cheese, Star Trek, and dinosaurs
  • Knows Java…the language and the beverage

Ryan Floyd


"The only thing that is constant is change."

Talent Agent, VP of Sarcasm, Asker of “What do you think about…”

  • Avid horticulturist
  • Literally grew up inside the Southern Living magazine
  • Has a dog named Lilly that he tried to name Fancy…but, didn’t
  • What is a big fan of Jeopardy?

Lauren Clem


"I'm not convinced I know how to read... I've just memorized a lot of words"

Freelance Photographer, Office Headshot Manager, and Jake’s Main Squeeze

  • Favorite Wu-Tang Clan member is ODB (Old Dirty Bastard)
  • Spirit animal is a ring-tailed Lemur
  • Graphic Designer, in training
  • Drummer in her spare time

More of her work can be found at lc-photos.com

Moxy Blog

Bent Neck Syndrome got ya down? Literally. Technology, Staffing, and Human Interaction.

As a Talent Agent in an ever-changing, technology fueled world,  I’ve noticed several types of people during my day-to-day interactions with candidates and clients alike. This list includes, but is not limited to: 1) professional professionals who have been “at it” for decades 2) mid-season professionals looking to find “the one job to rule them […]

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Moxy Brings Digital Profiles to Depot/U Students

More and more companies are hiring on culture fit than ever before. Reviewing resumes and interviewing candidates can be time consuming and result in disappointment if the candidate isn’t quite a culture fit. So, how do you get a glimpse into someone’s personality when a staffing company only sends you a resume? Digital profiles! Moxy […]

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Moxy’s 2014 End of Year Review

All this production…and we aren’t even tired yet. Bring it on 2015.

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