Meet The Accio! Team
Christina Maki Linville, CEO and Supreme Mugwump
At four years old, Christina taught herself to read. By the time she went to kindergarten, she was devouring chapter books she swiped from her nine-year-old sister’s bookshelf like it was her job, and her love and appreciation for literature only grew from there. It was in a ninth grade English class that Christina was first introduced to the Harry Potter series through a classmate’s book report.
It didn’t take long for her to fall head-over-heels with the magical world woven into the books and films, so when she got the idea to start the Accio! Box, it truly felt like she was designing her own dream career! Despite all the challenges that come along with being a full time mom and a full time CEO, she firmly believes she has the most amazing job in the world and has gotten so much joy out of seeing Accio! grow into the amazing community it has become.
In addition to her job at Accio!, Christina is also a published writer and photographer , as well as a hobby osteologist. She is also active in the local social justice activism community, and along with all of that she’s a mom to two smart, hilarious, and precocious little boys whose first ever bedtime story was Christina’s well-worn 19-year-old paperback copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
You can read more about Christina here.
Christina can be reached by email at christina[at]acciobox[dot]com.
Kevin Lohmann, Master of Magical Marketing
Kevin is a native of sunny San Diego, California where he currently lives with his wife, Jess, daughter, Margo, and two cats (one of whom is blind – adopt a special needs pet!). Growing up, anytime a new Harry Potter book was released, his family would buy one copy, which would be read first by his dad, then his mom, then his older brother, and then Kevin. But when his older brother failed to finish Prisoner of Azkaban after MONTHS, Kevin rebelled and switched up the order. This voracity for the series lives on, as he now runs a YouTube channel where he conducts a Harry Potter Book Club, along with other silly magical nonsense.
Kevin holds a BA in Theatre from California State University, Bakersfield, and an MBA from San Diego State University. In his day job, Kevin is a non-profit and arts marketer.
Kevin can be reached by email at kevin[at]acciobox[dot]com.
Former Team Members
Emily was President and Deputy Headmistress of Accio! Subscriptions from 2016-2018 and was a founding partner in the company. She has since moved on to concentrate on her full time dog training business and the important job of raising her two beautiful children, but she was instrumental to the start of the company and we are grateful for all the time and energy she put into getting Accio! off the ground. We wish her all the Felix Felicis in the world. ✨