Our Team

Management Team and Staff

Mary Anne Ferrell


Mary Anne Ferrell, President and Owner of Licensing Solutions, is widely recognized as a restaurant industry expert in licensing. Mary Anne has over 26 years of experience in liquor license acquisitions, sales, purchases and renewals. She also possesses expertise concerning operating license acquisitions, alcohol awareness training, and numerous licensing issues that can be encountered during the start of a new business or during the operation of an existing company. Mary Anne enjoys her free time socializing, exploring her neighborhood, listening to good music, and trying creative new drinks from the area's top bartenders.

Kayla Brown

Director of Licensing and Client Relations

Kayla originally joined the LSI team in June 2011 and after leaving briefly in 2016, has returned to LSI as the Manager of Licensing and Client Relations. Kayla began her Licensing career in 2007 as a Licensing Coordinator for Buffalo Wild Wings, where she was responsible for the acquisition of new restaurants liquor licenses, gaming, and operational licenses required to open and operate corporate owned Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant locations throughout the country, as well as renewing all existing liquor and secondary licenses for over 300 restaurant locations. Kayla has established lasting relationships with numerous state and municipal licensing agencies and has a vast knowledge of regulatory and compliance laws in regards to the licensing, sale, and service of alcoholic beverages. She understands the hurdles and challenges clients face and customizes her approach to each and every client depending on their specific licensing needs.

Susan VanderJagt

Director of Operations

Susan originally joined the LSI team in 2009 and currently supports the day to day operations of the business as well as assisting with new restaurant openings and licensing. Susan began her career in the legal field over 20 years ago working as a legal assistant in a small law office in Winter Park, Florida. She advanced to the position of Real Estate Paralegal at Darden Restaurants where she worked for over 8 years. Susan has a strong background in legal research and is focused on delivering exceptional service to our clients.

Eddie Anderson


Eddie joined LSI in 2016 as a License Broker. Prior to working for Licensing Solutions, Eddie spent over 14 years in restaurant operations management with the last 4 years as a Sr. Recruiter for Planet Hollywood Intl. Eddie is dedicated to servicing his client’s needs whether looking to buy or sell a liquor license and customizes his approach for each client based on their specific licensing needs. If you are looking to buy or sell your license and want a professional broker on your side, contact Eddie immediately.

Katrina King

Senior Licensing Project Manager

Katrina joined the LSI team in January of 2013. Her sparkling sense of humor enhances her ability to work under pressure. Katrina's previous work experience with the Florida DBPR, AB&T Licensing Division has proven beneficial for clients branding their entities in Florida. Katrina has completed licensing for various restaurant concepts, assisted living facilities, hotels and salon & spas in various cities and counties throughout the State of Florida. Prior to joining the Licensing industry, Katrina was employed with Osceola County government for more than 20 years in various positions, including 19 years with the Clerk of Court’s Office and 4 years with the Tax Collector’s office.

Vanessa Berrios-Rodriguez

Licensing Compliance Specialist

Melodie Messina

Licensing Specialist

Our team of liquor licensing professionals are here to help!