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About Us

The Captains Willow was birthed out of an incredibly difficult time in the founders’ lives- the loss of their son. Rob felt especially passionate to help other people tell their story, in a way that their son was not able to.

Rob and Denise are a husband and wife team. They met in a coffee shop back in 2009 when Denise’s usual seat was taken and the only outlet for her computer was by Rob’s table. They got married in September 2013 and have 3 amazing children at home along with their son in heaven. 

Rob Tovar

Co-Founder & Designer

Rob has always been a creative person and expresses his creativity through drawing, designing, writing, music, video editing and photography. In these areas Rob has been self taught, with the help of some friends along the way. In addition to his creative talents, Rob has worked professionally in the IT field from fixing machines, help desk and Systems Administrator. With these skills he desires to not only create his own content but also help other creatives pursue their dreams.

If he is not working on any of the above skills, Rob can be found going for drives, learning about planes, or spending time with his family.

Denise Tovar


Denise would not always consider herself to be a creative person; however, she is. While her strength is not in drawing, she enjoys photography, writing and bringing new life to a design. Mostly, Denise thrives on helping people, organizing and completing tasks. After completing her degree in Music Therapy & Psychology she went on to work with at-risk youth in a variety of settings (live-in parent, camp counselor, teaching assistant, long term substitute and administrative assistant) for the next 10+ years. Over the last 5 years Denise rediscovered her passion for creating and learned a TON about Web Design.

Denise enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors and reading.