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Launched in 2017, The KNOW Book + Tribe began as a way to bring more attention to dynamic women doing remarkable things in the Phoenix metro. We knew there were an outstanding number of women impacting the community and making big strides in their industries. Our goal was to get those women from behind their computer screens and into the public eye. Thus, we created the KNOW Book, a carefully curated publication that would feature vision-led women in a glamorous and authentic style. As the momentum grew and we recognized the need for more, we launched our Tribe around the women featured in our KNOW Book. Our mix & mingles soon ensued and we witnessed incredible things happening. We saw our women doing business with each other, creating friendships, supporting each other, collaborating on projects together and so much more. What started as a fun project to spotlight women, has turned into a full-blown movement. The KNOW Book + Tribe has expanded beyond its birthplace of Phoenix, Arizona; its aim is to launch in every major city across the United States and Canada. Today, we are excited to welcome the dynamic women of the Queen City into our KNOW Tribe. The women featured in this book have been vetted against our high standards. I am proud to say that each and every woman featured is filled with integrity, vision, and grace. Welcome to KNOW Charlotte!

Sarah Benken FOUNDER AND VISIONARY

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DESIGN & LAYOUT EMMA CATARINO

PHOTOGRAPHY ERIN MAYNARD PHOTOGRAPHY VIBRANT PHOTOGRAPHY SARAH NELSON CONKLIN PHOTOGRAPHY JULIA FAY PHOTOGRAPHY MARIE CONNOLLY PHOTOGRAPHY MICHELLE ROJAS PHOTOGRAPHY DANI NICOLE PHOTOGRAPHY

AMBASSADORS ARDEN MCLAUGHLIN STEPHANIE MUNN

CONTRIBUTOR NESHA PAI

PUBLIC RELATIONS: DEFINITA: PUBLICITY & MARKETING

PUBLISHER: SARAH BENKEN

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BEAUTY BUSINESS FASHION FOOD & BEVERAGE

58 HOME & LIFE 75 MEDIA 80 NON-PROFIT 84 NOTABLE

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AMBASSADORS Queen City, get ready to meet our inaugural class of the KNOW Tribe! Throughout most of the spring, summer and fall, we’ve worked tirelessly to find the top female influencers in our city who embody the KNOW Tribe mission to LIFT + RISE with each other, to celebrate collaboration over competition, and to do so with integrity and joy. And we did it! Throughout the pages of this book, you’ll see trailblazers and up-and-comers, company leaders and solo makers, fitness gurus and political stars. Our book is as diverse and beautiful as our city. Our hope is you’ll learn and grow from each other as much as we have in the process of getting to know each of you. You were invited to join the KNOW Tribe for a reason: you’re incredible and your energy needs to be shared with the other women in this group. We hope every time you open this book, the stories of your Tribe will inspire you as you inspire us. Thank you for being a part of our Tribe.

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Arden McLaughlin

Stephanie Munn

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COLLECTION THE KNOW TRIBE is a collection of female business owners, leaders, and philanthropists. They are makers, creators, and entrepreneurs from virtually every industry. They are women are making big strides in their careers and impacts in their communities.

COLLABORATION THE KNOW TRIBE understands the need for collaboration and the value of fostering relationships. They believe firmly in supporting one another. They are intentional in their moves and authentic every step of the way.

COMMUNITY Together, THE KNOW TRIBE works to create a better foundation of living. They support causes that are near to their hearts and consistently look for ways to pay it forward.

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Lift & Rise Nominations for the 2019 KNOW Charlotte Book open in March 2019. Follow KNOW Publications for the latest information www.knowpublications.com / 12 THEKNOWTRIBE.COM

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STATISTICS ON WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES women employ more than

9 MILLION people

37%

1.6 trillion 0

10

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OF WOMEN EARN MORE THAN THEIR HUSBANDS

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WOMEN FIRMS GENERATE

IN SALES

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OF ALL BUSINESSES ARE OWNED AND OPERATED BY WOMEN

11.3 40% MILLION firms are owned by women

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BEAUTY

AMANDA BERGER GLOBODY, INC.

Fear is a powerful emotion that can drastically alter your life’s purpose… if you let it. From postpartum survivor to motivational driver, Amanda Berger turned her fear into action and created GloBody, Inc.; the fastest growing natural sunless tanning company in the industry. GloBody’s vision is to be more than a Sunless Tanning Company. Amanda’s passion for wellness inspired her dream to create a spray tanning company that is safe, natural, healthy, and fun. Through her magnetic personality and witty sense of humor, along with building a highly talented team around her, Amanda now operates an international business. She believes we should find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of with them, and see how it changes your life. Now that she has found her purpose, Amanda cannot wait to share it with the world.

amanda@globodyinc.com globodyinc.com PHOTO CREDIT: ERIN MAYNARD PHOTOGRAPHY

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IG: @AmandaBerger5044


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HEATHER GEAR PROVIDENCE PLASTIC SURGERY Think Plastic Surgeon’s wife and images of a woman with duck lips and a serious shopping habit come to mind. Not this one. Heather Gear started Providence Plastic Surgery with her husband over 5 years ago. She’s trying to change how people think about plastic surgery, aging, Botox and skincare in a space that resembles a chic LA boutique rather than a medical office. Heather captures her life in a blog, Real Plastic Wife, providing behind the scenes glances into family life and business along with personal rants and raves, including things like ‘what it’s like to know her husband looks at naked ladies all day’. She’s challenging the stereotype of what a plastic surgeon’s wife (and plastic surgery) should be.

PHOTO CREDIT: JULIA FAY PHOTOGRAPHY

www.ppsclt.com

www.realplasticwife.com

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BEAUTY JANELLE ASHLEY Janelle is an accomplished business entrepreneur with successful business ventures to her credit. Born in New Port Beach, CA and raised in Tampa, FL, Janelle Ashley is a soughtafter figure in the medical aesthetic field. She is Co-Founder of Med Boutique Medical Spa in Charlotte- a place that is known for their ability to accentuate faces and empower women. She also founded Complements Consulting to share her business knowledge with other companies and start-ups. Janelle has a desire for business, entrepreneurship, creativity, and bringing people together. She loves to refine all aspects around her-making each thing she gets involved in more efficient, more empowered, and a bit prettier.

PHOTOGRAPHER CREDIT: ERIN MAYNARD PHOTOGRAPHY

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www.thejanelleashley.com

www.beautifycharlotte.com


BEAUTY JO COWAN FRANCHISE OWNER OF BLO CHARLOTTE Jo Burrows Cowan opened Blo Blow Dry Bar Charlotte in 2013 with the goal of bringing gorgeous hair to the Queen City. Five years and over fifty thousand blow outs later, she’s well on her way to achieving that goal. Jo was born and raised in England, and, yes, she still has the accent. She moved to North Carolina in 1990 to attend school, graduated from Davidson College and then obtained an MSN from Vanderbilt University in 1998. She and her husband moved to Hawaii in 1998 where Jo began her career as an nurse practitioner, caring for critically ill and recovering infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Jo moved back to Charlotte in 2008. After ten years of working as a nurse practitioner, she decided to stay home to raise her children. Once her youngest daughter started Kindergarten she embarked upon her new career as an entrepreneur by opening Blo in Myers Park. Jo lives in Quail Hollow with her husband, their three daughters, one large dog, one tiny elderly rescue dog, and a very grumpy cat.

PHOTO CREDIT: MICHELLE ROJAS PHOTOGRAPHY

2850 Selwyn Avenue Charlotte, NC 28209

704.375.7110

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KENNA EHMAN & LAUREN KUNIJO KENNA KUNIJO Kenna Kunijo is a high-end boutique salon in the heart of historic South End. Owners Kenna Ehman and Lauren Kunijo’s mission is to provide quality and creative craftsmanship, using products close to nature. They share, “All are welcome. All are honored. Our deepest desire is that our character will match our calling: to unearth the most beautiful outside version of the inward soul that is uniquely you.” Kenna Kunijo is a teaching salon where Kenna and Lauren developed a curriculum based on ten years of experience and education in the industry, along with their personal conviction to help raise up the next generation of stylist. They’re passionate about fighting human trafficking and regularly host fundraisers for Lily Pad Haven, a local organization providing housing to survivors. Why? “Because it’s about more than just great hair.” They join KNOW to be surrounded by women who share their desire to make a positive impact on their community.

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Tribe is what we are all about! We are a respite for your soul, your staycay yet vacay, a little space (well, we are pretty big, over 4000 square feet) that you can call your own -- for an hour or two during your hectic week – or longer if you like. We’re the big purple house at 429 East Boulevard. Owner Tonya Reid has built her tribe of excellence with veterans and up-andcoming talent in the industry. We know everything there is to know about hair. How to cut it, how to color it, how to straighten it, curl it, dry it, style it, lengthen it. Love the skin you’re in is our mantra. Top-tier skin care and products are our specialty. Massage? Let’s just say our clients melt into the massage bed and float away on a cloud of relaxation when their treatment is over. Nails? We take a natural, healthy approach to nail care. Our spa pedicures offer more time to lounge in luxury with a soothing massage and softening paraffin treatments. Appointments? Easy peasy lemon squeezy. Just a click away! treidandcompany.com/book-an-appointment/

PHOTO CREDIT: SARAH NELSON CONKLIN PHOTOGRAPHY

TONYA REID T. REID AND COMPANY SALON & SPA treidandcompany.com

704 377 1511

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ANNE MARIE GAINES AMG DESIGN CO.

Anne Marie Gaines joins the KNOW Tribe as the creator of AMG Design Co.; a print and design company specializing in website design, branding, and art direction. Her personal mantra is: Be kind. Work hard. Do something that matters. That mantra is what drives her work. She designs because God gave her a love for creativity. He gave her gifts and talents so that He can work through her and His name can be known. She believes it’s her job to steward those talents well. She does this by working hard, designing with excellence, and loving people along the way. Specializing in digital and print design, AMG Design Co creates content for meaningful brands and campaigns.

amgdesignco.com 704-506-8004 PHOTO CREDIT: JULIA FAY PHOTOGRAPHY

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April’s success has been built on generating solutions to the employee issues that keep business owners up at night. April is the President of HRS&S Consulting, LLC, a boutique consulting firm that serves businesses in over 15 different industries. Entrepreneurs in search of answers to retention, performance, engagement, compliance and a host of other challenges, seek out the expertise of April and her team. With more than 25 years of Human Resources experience April is a trusted advisor for many in the business community. April’s leadership skills and passion for supporting small businesses led to several awards and appoints to several boards in her community. April is a member of the HR Advisory Board for a South Carolina university where she works with a team of HR thought leaders designing the undergraduate and post graduate degree curriculum and programs. She is an avid runner, athlete, mother, wife and successful entrepreneur.

APRIL SIMPKINS HRS&S CONSULTING, LLC april@hrssUSA.com

www.hrssUSA.com

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PHOTO CREDIT: JULIA FAY PHOTOGRAPHY

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ARDEN MCLAUGHLIN DEFINITA: PUBLICITY & MARKETING

Arden McLaughlin is a publicist by trade and storyteller at heart. She started Definita: Publicity & Marketing with the purpose to lift people into their next level of greatness through the power of owning and walking in their best story. She specializes in authors launching new books and platforms, and lifestyle brands with an empowerment mission. Arden also serves at the KNOW Tribe Charlotte Ambassador, writes for People of CLT, and runs Arden’s Book Club. When she isn’t working, she’s working out at some of the best fitness studios on Charlotte and cheering for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. She believes her story is one of growth, love, and joy which is why she joined the KNOW Tribe. The best way to continue to be a better woman is to surround yourself with the best women you can. In her opinion, the KNOW Tribe embodies the best of the best. She cannot wait to lead these women and grow nationally with this tribe. arden@marketingdefinita.com IG arden_mclaughlin 704-941-5564 2018 23


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APRIL SMITH After working in the marketing space in Charlotte for three years, April founded Social Ape Marketing in 2012 as a way to help brands tell their story. In just six years, the company has grown to a team of five and has created and executed numerous successful campaigns including social media marketing, public relations, and branding for some of Charlotte’s most recognizable businesses. As Charlotte continues to thrive, April plans to grow Social Ape into one of the most discernible marketing companies in the city.

Originally from Richmond, VA, April graduated from Radford University and has lived in Charlotte since 2007. April has also actively been involved in giving back to the community, as well as serving as a connector to those around her. She has served on the Social Media Charlotte board and is extremely passionate about marketing, business, and Charlotte. When April isn’t glued to her computer or phone, she’s most likely doing hot yoga, hanging out with her dog Frank, traveling or visiting the newest restaurants in Charlotte.

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BRITTNEY BOGUES BOGUES CONSULTING GROUP Brittney Bogues is an influential communications executive for several brands, personalities and concepts with a proven track record of securing positive press, engaging public interest and generating significant social media buzz. Brittney is creative, persuasive and highly adaptable to the evolving demands of a dynamic consulting landscape. When she is not closing deals and covering press, Brittney is most likely listening to good music, dancing or entertaining. As an entrepreneur and co-founder of Bogues Consulting Group alongside brother Ty Bogues, providing award-winning, white-glove service, extensive industry experience, and a substantial network of cultivated relationships we will put to work for you. With 10+ years of business, communication, event planning, and nonprofit expertise, we focus on providing quality, creative, individualized, results-driven solutions for each client. Our home office is located in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina, but our team is available to consult anywhere in the U.S.

PHOTOGRAPHER CREDIT: VIBRANT PHOTOGRAPHY

Brittney@boguesconsultinggroup.com

www.boguesconsultinggroup.com

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ERIN FINNEN A refreshing pop of color in a blackand-white mortgage world, Erin Finnen of Lending by Design at American Security mortgage is a rarity in the business. “Modern Mortgage,” “out-of-the-box lending,” and “loan concierge” are just a few terms used to describe Finnen’s approach. Backed by a group of the smartest, most confident women in the industry, Team LBD offers an elite, boutique-style lending experience to clients. Finnen brings an acute focus to the needs of agents, as she began her career as a real estate agent in 1997 after graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill (GO TARHEELS!), and has an innate understanding of their processes. Finnen recognizes that communication and relationship-building are paramount, and makes it the priority of the team to keep both agent and buyer in the loop in terms of loan status. This straight-shooting businesswoman can also be found kicking back with her two daughters, son and Big black dog and doting husband traveling , working out, shopping or snowboarding. 704.649.4995 IG: @lendingbydesign PHOTO CREDIT: JULIA FAY PHOTOGRAPHY

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CHEALE VILLA

PHOTO CREDIT: RAE IMAGES, EBONY STUBBS

cheale@visualcaffeine.com

Cheale Villa the founder, CEO and Visionary Rabbit, of Visual Caffeine, a branding and design company. Hitting 20 years this year owning her little empire that spans a national client base, but bi-coastally based in Seattle and Charlotte. Her passion is finding the authenticity of companies to better humanize them to the world and create the ultimate brand experience with those slices of knowledge. She is also a joyful workaholic, a night owl (needing less sleep than the average vampire) and a passionate player in the literal, and figurative, creative communities she lucky enough to come across. Her idea of living well is being home with her husband, teenage daughter and 5 fur babies!

http://visualcaffeine.com/

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BUSINESS JENNIFER GLUCKOW Jennifer Gluckow has northeastern smarts and New York City savvy – a rare combination that has her positioned as the next big thing in sales. Okay, she’s not ALL New York. She’s traveled the world, educated in the Midwest at The Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, lives in Charlotte, NC and speaks to audiences from coast to coast.

Jennifer will help you make more sales and make more money, while living a happier and more fulfilled life. She’s a speaker, trainer, author, blogger, Facebooker, Instagrammer, Tweeter, Podcaster, and YouTuber. Her sales and life tips are online and on the money. Her podcast, Sell or Die, with co-host Jeffrey Gitomer, gets over 100,000 downloads a month. Drive, persistence, and winning through a desire to serve, have made Jennifer Gluckow an example of how to “make it” in New York, and her mission is to teach you how to make it anywhere.

S A L ES IN A

NEW YORK MINUTE tm

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https://www.salesinanyminute.com

IG: @jeninanyminute


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LAURA LANIER MANHATTAN STRATEGY GROUP As the Director of Technical Assistance at Manhattan Strategy Group, a fast-growing government contractor in Washington, DC, Laura Lanier helps turn federal policy into practice by managing the execution of nearly $25 million in complex government projects, national education efforts, and workforce development initiatives. With over two decades of social science experience and industry knowledge, Laura is a trusted advisor and leading-edge implementer for the U.S. Government. She is often in DC working beside Education and Labor political appointees and public servants. While her career is in Washington, Laura’s home and heart are in Charlotte. A 14-year Carolinian and the mother of two wonderful girls, Laura has struck a balance between her responsibilities as a do-it-all mom that values “together time” and a trailblazing professional career helping her colleagues and staff manage their own projects and careers—even while living a few states away.

PHOTOGRAPHER CREDIT: JULIA FAY PHOTOGRAPHY

www.manhattanstrategygroup.com

301-828-1058

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NATASHA HEMMINGWAY SUCCESS COACH Natasha Hemmingway moves women from fear into faith to achieve meaningful success and true joy on their terms. As a Success Coach and international speaker, Natasha helps women to lean into their faith, so that they can develop the strength, resilience, and confidence they need to achieve meaningful success and true joy in their lives. She uses her platform to guide women to see that when they truly show up as their authentic self, be it messy or not and have the courage to move forward past the pain and into purpose they will see how they can create joy, meaningful success and purpose in their lives. As a wife and mom of two children, one in Heaven, Natasha built her strength and resilience through her faith. She’s excited to join the KNOW Tribe because she believes that we are not meant to do life alone but are instead better when we are connected and in community. PHOTO CREDIT: JULIA FAY PHOTOGRAPHY

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hello@natashahemmingway.com

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MARY CANTANDO Mary Cantando has started, led and expanded multimillion-dollar businesses for 25+ years. An internationally acclaimed author, speaker and consultant, she helps women start and grow businesses. The author of seven books and hundreds of magazine articles, she’s been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Oprah Magazine, and countless TV and radio shows. Mary is the the Founder of the Woman’s Advantage® Forum www. womansadvantage.com , which helps women with small businesses grow to the million-dollar level. She is honored to have served as an Envoy of the US State Department, helping women in developing countries start and grow microbusinesses. In 2018, Mary was inducted into the inaugural class of the North Carolina Woman Business Owners’ Hall of Fame. A mother, grandmother, and self-proclaimed “high-maintenance wife,” Mary lives in Raleigh with her husband who she refers to as “Saint John” for putting up with her for 47 years.

919-841-0401 Mary@WomanBusinessOwner.com www.womanbusinessowner.com

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NESHA PAI PAI CPA Nesha Pai is the founder of Pai CPA, PLLC in Charlotte, NC. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from NC State University and has held her CPA license since 1996. She began her career with the world-renowned accounting firm Arthur Andersen, and later within multiple, privately held Fortune 500 companies as a business consultant, relationship facilitator, and accounting analyst. She realized she had a passion for the small business and entrepreneurial sector. Since starting her own firm in 2011, Nesha has continued nourishing her own passion and the business growth of the Queen City by creating Pai Networking Group in 2017, and launching a podcast series, ‘Piece of the Pai,’ that focuses on allowing successful Charlotte entrepreneurs share their business insight. Nesha herself has been a Charlotte resident for twenty-five years. Apart from her growing empire, she enjoys fitness, art, traveling, food, and being fashion forward.

PHOTO CREDIT: JULIA FAY PHOTOGRAPHY

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704-457-0006

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STEPHANIE MELISH SALES BARISTA

Also known as the Double-Tall, Non-Fat, No-Whip Sales Barista, Stephanie Melish, is an Inspirational Speaker and Certified Business Coach who works with all levels of people to improve their businesses and life while increasing their bank accounts. Stephanie offers her insights in the same style as her favorite coffee: bold, inspirational, honest, and with the goal of energizing her clients and their businesses while providing them proven methods to boost productivity, profits, and success. Over the past ten years, Stephanie has become the youngest Gitomer Certified Speaker, won awards in professional fundraising, delivered over 100 speaking and training sessions, consulted with Fortune 500 companies, been published on Forbes.com and Entrepreneur.com and launched her own successful speaking and coaching business. Always looking to expand her earning potential, Stephanie has taken on the additional role of beauty influencer as a partner with a luxury hair care company.

stephanie@stephaniemelish.com www.stephaniemelish.com IG/FB @StephanieMelish

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PATTY COMER & AMY PACK

Amy Pack and Patty Comer are the co-founders and Principal Partners of AccruePartners, an awardwinning, women-owned talent work force solutions company providing Staffing, Search and Project Solutions to both mid-size and large, Fortune 500 companies across the following lines of business: Information Technology, Finance and Accounting, Engineering, Marketing, Office, Human Resources and Financial Services. Both women have over 25 years of experience in the staffing industry, and together have expanded the AccruePartners footprint nationally across 41 states. A 9-time award winner of the Inc 5000, their uncommon partnership has driven more than a decade of trailblazing years in business growth and consistent client satisfaction. Between the two of them, they have reached goals beyond their original vision and have transformed AccruePartners into a team of innovative leaders – continually achieving excellence in the Staffing and Executive Search market. Amy is a proud member of the Women Executive locally and for the past five years has sat on the Board for The First Tee of Charlotte. Patty is highly involved in the AccruePartners intern program and volunteers at Providence Day School on the Care Committee. Amy and Patty joined the KNOW Tribe to expand their networks and build relationships with the incredibly dynamic women throughout Charlotte making an impact in the community and their industries. Outside the office you can find the both of them cheering on Alabama Crimson Tide with their families!

Patty: linkedin.com/in/pattycomer2137/ Amy: linkedin.com/in/amyaccruepartners2002/ 704-632-9955 https://accruepartners.com/ 2018 35


BUSINESS JAMES, MCELROY & DIEHL, PA From negotiating multi-million-dollar deals to untangling thorny domestic issues, the women of James, McElroy & Diehl, PA have been serving the people of Charlotte for over forty years.

Catherine Barnes as its managing partner, making her one of the few and first women in the State to serve as managing partner in a large law firm.

We are passionate about the practice of law. We know that our dedicated and tireless advocacy produces the best possible outcomes for our clients.

We are also leaders in the greater Charlotte community, serving on boards, swinging hammers, and speaking up.

We are leaders in the law. In fact, in 2014, the firm named

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We are a full-service law firm that provides representation in a wide variety of fields, including civil, criminal, and family law.

www.jmdlaw.com


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A NYC native and cum laude graduate of Duke, Sarah joined DHG Wealth Advisors in 2007 and has been managing the Charlotte wealth management practice since 2011. “The most rewarding aspect of my job is working with people,” she states. “People have plans, goals, and dreams, which I can help turn into realities, and at the same time reduce the fears that come with investing. Most women eventually become their family’s primary financial decision maker. I am especially passionate about educating them.” Sarah is deeply committed to community service and serves on the Board of Trustees for Urban Ministry Center and Leadership Charlotte (Class 34) and is a member of the Women’s Impact Fund and Women Executives. Sarah joined KNOW because she believes there is a tremendous benefit to being part of a group of intelligent, successful women, whose knowledge and experience help one another grow. PHOTO CREDIT: DANI NICOLE PHOTOGRAPHY

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(828) 989-5330 (mobile)

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STACEY BROWN RANDALL

Stacey Brown Randall is a three-time entrepreneur, author of Generating Business Referrals…Without Asking, and host of the Roadmap to Grow Your Business podcast. Through her programs, like Growth By Referrals and Sticky Client Experience, she provides a roadmap to take control of your business growth. Stacey’s quest to crack the code on how to generate referrals without asking began after her first business failed. She wasn’t satisfied with the conventional advice which is to receive referrals you must ask. Now she teaches others – like the hundreds and hundreds of small business owners and solopreneurs who have taken her programs – how to generate referrals without asking and unleash a referral explosion. Stacey received her Master’s in Organizational Communication and is married with three kids, a 10-year-old son, 8-yearold daughter and she and her husband are raising their 11-year-old nephew.

120 Greenwich Road, Suite H, Charlotte, NC 28211 stacey@staceybrandall.com www.staceybrownrandall.com

PHOTO CREDIT: SARAH NELSON CONKLIN PHOTOGRAPHY

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REBECCA DICKENS FOUNDER OF LEIGH & ORLANDO Rebecca is the founder of Leigh & Orlando, an influential interior design company aimed at re-energizing the spaces that influence people the most-their homes. Alongside L&O, Rebecca exhibits dynamic capabilities as a professional in the corporate sector. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Marshall University, Rebecca went on to receive her MBA with Cum Laude honors; she’s applied her talents to the city of Charlotte ever since. Her love of the Queen city, and its communities in which she lives and works, continually inspires her commitment to “give back.” She has been a mission servant in Africa, currently volunteers with “Room in the Inn” and is active in her church’s service teams. She continues to put a priority on giving, by making the Salvation Army Women’s Crisis Assistance Ministry the primary recipient of all donations collected through L&O’s organizational services.

PHOTOGRAPHER CREDIT: MICHELLE ROJAS PHOTOGRAPHY

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IG @leighandorlando

Phone: 980-659-1991


FASHION

Chrystal Rose is the Head Unicorn in Charge at Rebellia - An online boutique and brand for athletic women that has a strong national following. An entrepreneur at heart, her past businesses include a marketing company and a self-empowerment magazine for women. Chrystal’s goal is to turn Rebellia into monster brand, spread her message of self-love and help women across the globe feel amazing. She works with various organizations in order to give back to her community, as well as a school that creates opportunities for women in Tanzania. Chrystal is also a passionate writer, world traveler, fitness enthusiast, nutrition coach, NASCAR wife and fur mama. Chrystal joined the KNOW Tribe to create and strengthen bonds with other amazing women who believe in true empowerment. She has always desired to find and run alongside other women who are leaders like her and that are dedicated to helping other women flourish.

PHOTO CREDIT: ERIN MAYNARD PHOTOGRAPHY

CHRYSTAL ROSE REBELLIA CLOTHING IG: @Xtalrose

FB: @xtalrose

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ERIN MCDERMOTT WHITE ERIN MCDERMOTT JEWELRY

Meet Erin McDermott White, creator of Erin McDermott Jewelry.

Her passion is to design jewelry and to find one-of-a-kind inspirational pieces that make you feel beautiful, “put together” and confident.

Her customers love her fresh and modern spin on timeless classics unique pieces that are easy to wear working effortlessly throughout the day. You’ll find jewelry that allows you to express your personality - transitioning beautifully in your busy life whether you are at work, running errands after yoga, enjoying cocktails, attending a black-tie function or spending the day with friends and family.

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KRISTIN HEINRICH / STYLIST Fashion empowers! Kristin Heinrich Fashion Styling boosts confidence by helping clients define and recreate their own distinctive look. Kristin’s bicoastal clientele runs the gamut from Forbes Top 50 athletes, hedge funders, media production companies, Fortune 1000 executives to women and men needing assistance with a new look or organized wardrobe. Kristin has styled clients for events such as the Video Music Awards, Jimmy Kimmel Live, ESPN, SportsCenter, Fox and Friends, Good Morning America and The Today Show. A large part of Kristin’s job is to continuously explore new lines and stay up on “it” brands. Inspiration comes from regular travel to Italy, New York and California. Her ability to source bicoastal and internationally ensures that her clients know first what styles and trends will be highlighted for the upcoming season.

PHOTO CREDIT: ERIN MAYNARD PHOTOGRAPHY

Kristin@kristinheinrich.com

www.kristinheinrich.com

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MACKENZIE SPENCE / Nakamura www.nakamura.style

ALYSSA GREEN Artistry by Alyssa www.alyssa-makeup.com

ON the ERICKA HOUCK The Littlefield Co. thelittlefield.co

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STACEY ROSENTHAL Fit4Mom Lake Norman www.lakenorman.fit4mom.com


MICHELLE ROJAS Michelle Rojas Photography www.michellerojasphotography.com/

SUSAN GRIFFITHS HeartBright Foundation – Philanthropic Lead www.heartbright.org

RISE

... Women to Watch AMANDA TOMLINSON Zest Marketplace zestmarketplace.com

SARAH WELLS Swell Design www.swelldesign.me

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SARAH BAUCOM AND CARRIE BARKER Carrie Barker and Sarah Baucom go way back. We’re talking middle school and high school together in Charlotte. Despite how frequently their paths crossed, the two never chatted before 2012. At that point, both had achieved professional success in their respective fields – Carrie in architecture and design; Sarah in Construction + Interior Design. As well, both were creative entrepreneurs having launched their respective companies. In 2014, they combined forces to launch Girl Tribe. Girl Tribe was born with one undeniably-strong message: support women-owned businesses for each other, with each other. Girl Tribe lassoes the power, energy, and chutzpah of the female, creative entrepreneur who make things happen - whether its funding, managing employees, or working through the daily nuances of owning their own business. The two hosted the first Girl Tribe Pop Up in 2015 across the southeast in cities, such as Charlotte, Raleigh, Greenville, Atlanta, and Nashville. Every event averages 100+ retailers, 3000 customers/traffic at each event, approximately $400K+ in revenue for the vendors and a cultural footprint with the power to shift women in business around the world.

PHOTO CREDIT: SARAH NELSON CONKLIN PHOTOGRAPHY

220 East Blvd, Suite 200B, Charlotte, NC, 28203 44 THEKNOWTRIBE.COM

www.girltribeco.com

IG @girltribeco


FOOD & BEVERAGE CAROL WAGGENER BOLD MISSY BREWERY Every morning when Carol came in to work, her first boss would pop up over the cubes and shout “Look out everybody! Here comes the Bold Missy!” Her career included hard time at a mega brewer, but she developed a great love of the fun of the beer business. On a craft beer pub crawl, she realized that she wanted to start her own brewery. Several years later, after living and breathing hops, malt and yeast, the Bold Missy Brewery was born. The first 100% female owned brewery in Charlotte, the Bold Missy brewery creates well loved styles of craft beer. Each brew is named for a famous “Bold Missy”, such as, Rocket Ride for Sally Ride, Git Yer Gun Golden for Annie Oakley and Solo Flight for Amelia Earhart. The taproom also has a kitchen to prepare perfect small bites that pair well with beer.

PHOTO CREDIT: ERIN MAYNARD PHOTOGRAPHY

info@boldmissybrewery.com

IG/FB: @BoldMissyBrewing

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JAMIE BAIRD Jamie joins the KNOW Tribe as the co-owner of Chop & Chisel, a gourmet grab & go meal shop with a convenient weekly meal delivery service. The menu consists of nutritious, chef-inspired heat & eat meals that are ready when you are. Before starting the company with her husband in 2015, Jamie learned the fine art of small business ownership at her first job post-university in NYC where she trained actors and models, before accepting an opportunity with the Department of Defense. After she and her husband moved to Charlotte, Jamie spent time consulting with the banks as well as taking on freelance work. Jamie also enjoys training throughout the city. She likes seeing the great food Chop & Chisel provides serve as fuel for the amazing people in her HIIT and Strength and Conditioning classes. Jamie joins the KNOW Tribe because her goal as a female business owner and influencer is to become integrated into a community of powerful, beautiful women who have a love for empowering others.

jamie@chopandchisel.com insta: chop2chisel / jamiepocatko PHOTO CREDIT: MARIE CONNOLLY PHOTOGRAPHY

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KENDRA JOHNSON ILIOS NOCHE With knowledge, skill, and determination, Kendra has escalated from a server, bartender, and catering sales manager to the first AfricanAmerican female General Manager, for Xenia Hospitality at Ilios Noche. Her objective is to create a healthy and energetic work environment where “employees” are valued as a people as opposed to a number and allowing work to replicate a happy home. She understands the challenges of personages being a free individual in particular work areas. She respectfully accepts her staff and guests by welcoming all personalities from many different backgrounds and encourages them to cultivate and develop a warm atmosphere amongst each other despite how “different” one may feel. She blissfully embraces the KNOW tribe in hopes to connect with other empowering women who foster her vision of individualism being reinforced in differentiated career paths.

PHOTO CREDIT: ERIN MAYNARD PHOTOGRAPHY

11508 Providence Rd, Suite 1, Charlotte, NC 28277

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FOOD & BEVERAGE MONICA SMITH Monica is president and owner of Ravens Nest Specialties, an international wholesaler of gourmet foods and specialty gifts. Since purchasing the company from her mother over 10 years ago, Monica has successfully broadened the wholesale offerings and customer base to specialty retailers across the country and Canada. Raven’s Nest began over 40 years ago by Monica’s mom, Raven. Monica learned a lot about the business and southern hospitality where taste and style matters. From a concept

created in Raven’s home, Monica quickly expanded the business into a multi-site operation with a lineup of innovative and award-winning gourmet products that elevate the everyday and create memorable gatherings for family and friends. In her free time Monica loves to travel, entertain and spend quality time with her three children and husband of 26 years. She believes empowering women to be the best version of themselves is the greatest measure of success.

PHOTO CREDIT: JULIA FAY PHOTOGRAPHY

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IG & FB @ravensoriginal

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AMITY WHALEN Amity Whalen, founder of Carolina Barre & Core, opened the doors to the Charlotte based studio on July 15, 2013. It is here that the foundation was laid for a challenging fitness studio that was deeply rooted in creating community and support. This concept was carried over to the North Raleigh Studio at Lafayette Village in 2016 when Amity and her family relocated for her husband Duncan’s job. A third studio was born in 2018 in a second Raleigh location, inside the belt line (ITB) at Glenwood Village. Well versed in the fitness world, Amity has been teaching since 1995 including cycle, bootcamp, pilates, yoga (200 E-RYT) and barre. She has been mentored by Tyler Ingram, of Exhale Spa, as well as Fred Devito and Elisabeth Halfapp (founders of Exhale and formerly of the Lotte Berk Method). Amity is known for having a keen eye for alignment and an incredible handson approach. Her passion for teaching is undeniable and she will make even the most apprehensive guest feel comfortable and welcome.

PHOTO CREDIT: REVOLUTION STUDIOS

www.carolinabarre.com

4201-A Park Rd. Charlotte, NC 28209

(980) 207-1046 2018 49


HEALTH & WELLNESS Celia Thompson is a mom, fiancé, career woman, fitness professional and community leader with a passion for helping others. Cel believes that her family, strong work ethic, community involvement and philanthropic efforts are what help her push daily to “Be Amazing”, which is her personal mantra for being the best version of herself. This “Be Amazing” mantra birthed several new entrepreneurial ventures in 2018 including a fitness showcase and a fitness apparel line. Celia’s hope for each of these ventures is that they help other women across the world to identify and celebrate what makes them uniquely amazing. Cel has become a community leader through her involvement with the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and Greater Charlotte Apartment Association. She currently holds a board position with the Charlotte Chamber’s initiative “Healthy Charlotte” & a Board of Directors position with the Greater Charlotte Apartment Association.

PHOTO CREDIT: SARAH NELSON CONKLIN PHOTOGRAPHY

CELIA THOMPSON BE AMAZING FITNESS SHOWCASE Beamazingfitness@gmail.com 50 THEKNOWTRIBE.COM

IG @cel.thompson

704-789-3440


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VERONICA SOUTHERLAND

Addicted to achievement...You’re in great company, with nationally board certified Family Nurse Practitioner, innovator, and serial entrepreneur Veronica Southerland. Veronica affectionately known as Vee the NP brings 20 amazing years of experience in healthcare to the modern day concierge wellness paradigm. As currently the owner of her own private medical practice, Advanced Practice Care in Charlotte, she also created FLO HYDRATION & WELLNESS a concierge solution to IV vitamin hydration therapy in a relaxed atmosphere, the comfort of your home/office, or special event. Self care is intentional, and the first step to achieving this balance is from the inside out with good FLO & HYDRATION. Vee has made Charlotte her home for the past 13 years, and have made great connections in the Charlotte, NC area and is ecstatic about becoming a member of the KNOW TRIBE CHARLOTTE and looks forward to helping everyone’s FLO!

IG/FB: @VeetheNP IG: @FloHydrationAndWellness www.advancedpracticecare.com

PHOTO CREDIT: SARAH NELSON CONKLIN PHOTOGRAPHY

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LYNN FERNANDEZ Originally a native of New Orleans, this purple-hair, don’t care Saints fan has been living out loud in the Queen City for over 15 years. As an experienced and dynamic personal trainer and owner of DatFit Training, Lynn Fernandez has helped dozens of clients invest in themselves and get results by creating a positive, high-energy environment, full of 80’s throwbacks and good laughs. There’s no question about it, Lynn puts the “fun” back into working out. Lynn is regarded as a “Grey Level” TRX Trainer, and has earned both the NASM and Bootybarre certifications. Her simple approach to fitness starts with ditching the fancy gym equipment and opting, instead, for bodyweight exercises frequently paired with bands, bosu sand TRX straps. Be sure to catch her on The Charlotte Today Show, as part of a monthly fitness segment with Colleen and Eugene! When she’s not spending time with her family you can find her watching The Godfather. Her favorite healthy food is avocados and when no else is looking, Fruity Pebbles.

PHOTO CREDIT: VIBRANT PHOTOGRAPHY

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datfittraining@gmail.com

704-618-1271


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Emily Breeze Ross Watson is no stranger to competition. Playing sports from a young age, Breeze’s fitness journey included track and basketball at Winthrop University. Most recently, she stepped onto the competition floor at the CrossFit Games in 2014, 2015 and 2017. Today, Breeze fills many roles as a personal trainer, CrossFit competitor, leader of Charlotte’s largest bootcamp, coach to an online fitness program community, and new mom to two little ones. Breeze and her husband Montell Watson welcomed their first son, Bly Rhunar Watson, in 2016. Their first daughter, Merci Deas Watson, just joined the mix in May. Throughout both pregnancies, Breeze continued to train in CrossFit, attracting worldwide media attention that transformed her a into global fitness inspiration. Breeze is excited to use her social media platform to empower athletes at all stages of life to make strides towards a healthier lifestyle every day.

PHOTO CREDIT: JULIA FAY PHOTOGRAPHY

EMILY BREEZE WATSON BREEZE THROUGH FITNESS IG: @emilybreeze

www.breezethroughfitness.com

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Jen Forsyth spent her twenties competing worldwide in the sport of triathlon. That love of active events led her to launch Start 2 Finish Event Management and Timing in Charlotte in 2010. Start 2 Finish produces and times high-quality running, cycling, triathlons and obstacle races across the country using innovative technology, start-ofthe-art equipment and an exceptionally trained staff. With a robust suite of services, Start 2 Finish provides an end-to-end solution for non-profit organizations looking to raise money and increase awareness in their communities. By using active events as a platform, Jen and her team have helped non-profit organizations raise millions of dollars in the Charlotte region alone. If you have an event or an idea for an event, Start 2 Finish will help you take it to the next level. Jen is the proud mother of three boys and lives with her family in South Charlotte. PHOTO CREDIT: ERIN MAYNARD PHOTOGRAPHY

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s2fevents.com

FB: s2fcharlotte


HEALTH & WELLNESS JENNIFER BRUNELLI Jennifer (VanAssen) Brunelli MS, RD, LDN the creator and owner of RDpro, LLC, a nutrition consulting business in the Charlotte area that she opened in July 2011. A 7-time All American swimmer, University of South Carolina Hall of Fame athlete, and Registered Dietitian, Jennifer is an expert in understanding the nutritional needs of her clients. Jennifer and her team provide nutrition education, meal planning, body composition assessments, food intolerances and allergy testing, corporate wellness, performance kitchen design, supplement analysis, and more. She works with a wide range of clientele in varying age groups, health and body

knowledge, and gender. Her current roster of clients include the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, NASCAR’s Roush Fenway Racing, and LEAD, a female Olympian run business that stands to help young female athletes gain leadership skills and confidence in and out of their sport. Jennifer joined the KNOW Tribe to surround herself with strong women who aspire to challenge themselves daily, grow through new experiences, and lift up the other women around them. She’s married to an American record holder and World Champion swimmer. Together they’re raising two children.

PHOTO CREDIT: VIBRANT PHOTOGRAPHY

sportsRDpro@gmail.com

803-479-4272

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KIMBERLY NORTON Owner of reBalance Fitness and Nutrition, Kim prides herself on taking the fear out of exercise and engaging people in the life-long journey of healthy living. Kim holds an associate degree in physical therapy, bachelor’s in athletic training and master’s in exercise physiology. She also played D2 collegiate soccer. More recently she was a four-time Mid- Atlantic regional CrossFit competitor and head trainer with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Moms in Training. Kim’s motivation and community involvement is rooted in setting a healthy and hard-working example, for her 11-yearold daughter Bella. Kim is now a leader in Charlotte’s health and wellness community, growing reBalance into one of the most comprehensive personal training studios in the region. She has worked the past 20 years to develop reBalance with two key principles in mind – “quality versus quantity” and “collaboration, not competition.” Placing an extra emphasis on correct form and movement reBalance is known for delivering safe and healthy transformations. That’s why people continue to seek out reBalance for a range of goals from losing weight to eliminating pain. Clients receive a comprehensive and customized strategy for success. PHOTOGRAPHER CREDIT: SARAH NELSON CONKLIN PHOTOGRAPHY

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www.reBalanceClt.com

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LAUREN MELILLO BARRE3 CHARLOTTE

Lauren Melillo owns the Charlotte location of barre3, a full body, balanced workout combining strength conditioning, cardio, and mindfulness. As a 4-time All American collegiate diver, 6-time US Diving National Team member, and 2004 Olympic Trials participant, in addition to teaching Pilates and barre classes for more than 10 years, Lauren embodies the mission of barre3: to be balanced in body and empowered from within. Barre3 is located in South Charlotte and will open in early 2019. Her hope is to create a space where all people feel supported, loved, and always welcome. Whether you feel like an Olympian or a bit slower, barre3 gives each person the power to listen to their own body and stand in their own truth. Lauren is married with three young children and appreciates that barre3 offers childcare in addition to the boutique studio experience. Lauren excitedly joins the KNOW Tribe to be around likeminded women with a heart for family, community, and each other.

9925 Rea Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 southcharlotte@barre3.com IG/FB: @barre3southcharlotte

PHOTO CREDIT: VIBRANT PHOTOGRAPHY

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METRO’S OTHER WOMAN OF CHARLOTTE

The team at Metro’s Other Woman® understands your busy life. A fully licensed and bonded lifestyle management firm serving the Charlotte metro for more than eight years, the ladies of Metro’s Other Woman® handle all the pesky chores that get in the way and never seem to go away. From errands and laundry to complete overhauls and packing for moves, the savvy assistants do it all. Founded by Sarah Benken and managed by Amber Austin and Alisa Krinsky, the ladies of Metro’s Other Woman® go the extra mile and treat every need with delicate care and attention. When overload and overwhelm set in, remember to Breathe. Take a load off. Metro’s Other Woman® has got you covered.

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CHRISTINA ROTH

Christina Roth is the Owner of Vibrant Photography. Since falling in love with her Pink Polaroid 600 in the late 1980’s, Christina has been determined to photograph as many captivating moments as possible. Her lifelong passion for photography inspired the launch of Vibrant Photography in 2000. She specializes in capturing moments with raw emotion and oncein-a-lifetime experiences. Blending fitness and photography, Christina has worked closely with the local CrossFit community, as their premiere fitness photographer. Her passion for the community also inspires her volunteer efforts with local charities across the Carolinas, such as the Charlotte Chapter of Flashes of Hope, Project Momentum Fitness, and the DreamOn3 organization. As a self-proclaimed globetrotter, Christina captures landscape images all around the world in pursuit of her travel goals. When she’s not behind the lens of her favorite camera, she’s likely planning her next adventure or searching for the best coffee in town.

www.vibrant-photography.com PHOTO CREDIT: ERIN MAYNARD PHOTOGRAPHY

christina.roth@rocketmail.com IG: myvibrantphotos

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CATHY HARRIS-MANSFIELD, LCSW CAROLINA’S CREATIVE COUNSELING, PA

Cathy Harris-Mansfield is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes ‘family’ is where identities are shaped, where healing begins and where strength and confidence is formed. That belief forms the basis of all her endeavors. She established Carolina’s Creative Counseling, PA in 2009, after getting her masters at UNC-Charlotte. In addition to counseling individuals, couples and families, C3 offers specialized clinical programs including intensive in-home, substance abuse, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She recently opened The Willow House, an inspiring environment providing safe housing for clients over 18 in her substance abuse program. Driven to help women of all ages ‘Find Your Great!’ she created a new empowerment coaching program launching Summer 2019. It is her passion to teach women, including her 4 daughters, how to be self-reliant, create healthy relationships and understand we are not in competition with anyone but ourselves.

PHOTO CREDIT: JULIA FAY PHOTOGRAPHY

IG: @carolinascreativecounseling

FB: @Carolina’s Creative Counseling

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DANI AGNEW DANI NICOLE PHOTOGRAPHY

This former shift nurse turned creative decided to turn the lemons life gave her into the sweetest lemonade. Practically overnight, she transitioned her hobby into a passionate career, creating Dani Nicole Photography in 2016 as a way to provide for her two children and herself as a newly single mom. Not only did she find stability and independence, but a joy and talent she never knew existed within herself. Now as a published, full-time photographer, Dani specializes in intimate weddings and elopements, authentic couple’s portraits, and the sultriest of boudoir, all created in a moody, unique, and bold way. Whether she’s on a mountaintop in the fog with a madly in love couple or in her studio helping empower a woman through self-acceptance and confidence, Dani lives and breathes visual storytelling in the rawest forms, and always strives to find beauty in the darkness.

www.daninicolephotography.com hello@daninicolephotography.com PHOTO CREDIT: JULIA FAY PHOTOGRAPHY

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IG: @dani_nicole_photography


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LIZ SHEA

In 1990 Liz Shea created a calendar with bold color and vibrant designs. Over the past 28 years this calendar project has evolved into several products that bear her creative stamp. When Liz’s husband, Ed, was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) in 2000, Liz felt compelled to find a way to use her art to raise awareness and fundraise for ALS.

From running a marathon for ALS to being involved with ALS philanthropies, her passion has been fueled by her husband’s continued battle with this horrible disease. In 2010, Liz began hosting pop up shops to benefit this very important cause while promoting local female vendors, small businesses, and other entrepreneurs.

Liz is a busy entrepreneur who manages her business and family, and is always passionate about helping others.

Never Give Up.

PHOTO CREDIT: SARAH COCKLIN NELSON PHOTOGRAPHY

LIZ SHEA LIZ SHEA DESIGNS FB / IG / Twitter: @lizsheadesigns

www.lizsheadesigns.com

info@lizsheadesigns.com

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ERIN MAYNARD Erin is a wife, mother, and a fulltime wedding, lifestyle, and fine art photographer in the Charlotte area and beyond. Photography has been a hobby of hers for almost a decade, and has recently turned into a full-time business. She enjoys building relationships with clients and capturing beautiful moments for them. While photography is a great passion, Erin appreciates all forms of art. She enjoys spending her time with her husband, Scott, and their two year old son, Noah. Erin’s photography career really took off after Noah was born. While he was Erin’s main subject to photograph, eventually other clients wanted Erin to capture their portraits as well. What started as a creative outlet for Erin, has turned into a thriving full-time business. Erin Maynard Photography focuses on capturing moments that mean the most, while creating beautiful pieces of art that hold a timeless style of sophisticated elegance.

erinmaynardphotography@gmail.com www.erinmaynardphotography.com PHOTO CREDIT: MY VIBRANT PHOTOS

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IG: @erinmaynardphotography


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JENNIFER BISHOP J. LEIGH EVENTS

Event planner Jennifer Bishop thrives in situations most people would avoid.

She’s at her best in the throes of the fast-paced, emotional and at times chaotic process that is party planning.

Bishop owns and manages J. Leigh Event, a full-service event planning company. She offers comprehensive packages and services in event planning, management, and execution that deliver a well-run, memorable, and stress-free experience. She plans events that range from large-scale corporate or community events to intimate bridal showers and birthday parties.

This summer, Bishop announced J. Leigh’s most recent offering - Party Perfected. It’s party simplicity and branding at its finest - all your party needs in one box to create your Pinterest worthy party!

With over 15 years of experience, Bishop still lights up when she chats about the events she’s planned, and more importantly - the happiness she’s made possible for others.

hello@j-leigh.com j-leigh.com IG: @jleighevents

PHOTO CREDIT: JULIA FAY PHOTOGRAPHY

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HOME & LIFE In January 2017, Meg Seitz, Chief Creative Officer and Owner of toth shop, and Julia Murray, Owner of Julia Fay Photography, started writing and photographing the weekly blog for Hygge Coworking. In less than two years, they have profiled or partnered with over one hundred creative thinkers, personal brands and companies. It’s all a sincere effort to help humans tell their stories more confidently and consistently with words and pictures created with magic, soul, spunk, and charm.

In 2018, they made this unique service offering a business: toth + fay.

toth + fay is a one stop shop for visual and written content unlike any other. It is brand storytelling art that pushes the boundaries. The final product not only captures the heart and the soul of their brand, but also inspires confidence in those who live and breathe the brand everyday.

PHOTO CREDIT: JULIA FAY PHOTOGRAPHY

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Hello@tothandfay.com

IG: @Tothandfay


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LAUREN BOLSHAKOV FINE ART Lauren Bolshakov is an abstract artist inspired by movement, nature, dance, and connections. Her art uses soft colors, strong lines, balance, and plays with different mediums and surfaces to create soft compositions with lots of movement. Her current process is to work in water media, charcoal, and pastels, but she is always exploring new surfaces and mediums to give her work new dimension. Negative space and striking a balance between hard and soft edges is integral to her compositions. She believes that art can give life to your space and showcase your personality and style in a way that nothing else can! She lives in Charlotte with her puppy and her husband, and when she’s not painting in her cottage studio, you can find her in New York visiting her daughter at NYU, running, or on the dance floor.

PHOTO CREDIT: ERIN MAYNARD PHOTOGRAPHY

laurenbolshakov@gmail.com

www.laurenbolshakovfineart.com

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LINDSEY GOINS My name is Lindsey Goins and I help people finance their dream home! I am a Sr. Mortgage Loan Officer with Movement Mortgage and a native Charlottean. I have been in mortgage lending for over 11 years and my true passion is my clients. Navigating through the mortgage process can be overwhelming and confusing but I bring clarity and understanding to this process. I started my career at a large bank right after the market crashed and built my business up during the downturn. Now I am the #1 loan originator at Movement Mortgage. My team and I strive to give an enjoyable and referable mortgage experience to every client. Our clients are our family and are invaluable to the longevity of our business. My long term goal is the grow my business without sacrificing the client experience while simultaneously enriching the lives of my teammates!

PHOTOGRAPHER CREDIT: ERIN MAYNARD PHOTOGRAPHY

11020 David Taylor Dr, Suite 315 • Charlotte, NC 28262 68 THEKNOWTRIBE.COM

www.lindseygoins.com

704-877-8833


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MAGGIE CRANDALL Maggie Crandall is the owner of Crandall Haus, a full-service interior design firm. She has a love of transforming a space and bringing it to life with her fresh and bright transitional style. Maggie owes her success to being able to take each client’s needs and create a space that is a true reflection of their individual style. Maggie is continually inspired by getting to know each new client and working with them on a personal level all the way through to the final product. Crandall Haus is driven by a desire to keep design fun and functional; not taking anything in style (or life!) too seriously. PHOTO CREDIT: ERIN MAYNARD PHOTOGRAPHY

Maggie@crandallhaus.com

IG: @crandallhaus

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SARAH NELSON CONKLIN

Sarah Nelson Conklin is a celebrated photographer best known for capturing intimate and expressive portraits. She believes that every photograph is an opportunity to reveal the unique personality of each subject, capturing their essence during unguarded and vulnerable moments. Her heart’s work is her creative studio, Little Engine Photography, where she works with children who are differently-abled. Her hope is that the beauty and possibility seen in her images fosters awareness and acceptance. When not behind the camera, Sarah loves to spend time with her family of seven, coach men’s high school volleyball, practice yoga, and travel. Her love of exploring provides experiences that inspire her and spark new, creative approaches to her work. She’s excited to join the KNOW Tribe and have the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded, purpose driven women.

704-905-9079 www.sarahnelsonconklin.com SarahNelsonConklin@gmail.com 70 THEKNOWTRIBE.COM


HOME & LIFE Meghan & Cat share an unparalleled energy, passion and love of people and real estate. They both have similar personalities but bring their own strengths that they share with each client. They work together on every transaction ensuring the client is getting two, full-time, top producing agents instead of one. Their goal is to provide industry knowledge, staying in “The KNOW”, exceeding client expectations and offering a seamless transaction. Their clients become like family so finding them the perfect home is always their priority. They both have a deep connection to the community that goes beyond helping families with their real estate needs. Cat co-founded Baby Bundles in 2007 , a non-profit that provides newborn essentials to families in financial need. Meghan co-founded the Cottie & Cake fund in 2010, supporting the Neo-natal Intensive Care unit at Levine Children’s Hospital and Charlotte Fetal Care. Both nonprofits were created out of love and in memory of the infants they lost.

PHOTO CREDIT: JULIA FAY PHOTOGRAPHY

mhampton@cottinghamchalk.com

clong@cottinghamchalk.com

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SHELLY HENDERSON

As co-founder of Henderson Properties along with her husband, Phil, Shelly Henderson manages the full-service real estate company’s corporate culture and branding via content marketing and social media strategies. She also runs the company’s leadership development courses for employees. Shelly is an author and speaker as well. Her book and speaking platform center around Starting From Scratch. At the core of Shelly’s work and words are that every day is a new day with new opportunities and it’s never too late to chase the dream God has put in your heart; aka Start from Scratch. Shelly also volunteers with JDRF’s Charlotte Chapter, an organization committed to funding Type 1 diabetes research in search of a cure, in honor of her son, Blake, who was diagnosed as a child. She supports Christian Library International, which collects and distributes Christian books and Bibles to prisons across America. In addition to these charities, Shelly is the Advisory Board Supervisor for Sigma Kappa’s Theta Delta chapter at the University of Delaware and is active with her former golf team at Appalachian State. Shelly is excited to join the KNOW Tribe and build community with other women doing life with intention and integrity. PHOTO CREDIT: MY VIBRANT PHOTOGRAPHY

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www.hendersonproperties.com

IG: @shellylhenderson


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STEPHANIE WELBORNE Stephanie Welborne is the owner of Stephanie Welborne Interior Design LLC, providing full service custom design including new construction, renovations, project management, finish selections and furnishings. Stephanie’s expertise spans from conception to completion of both residential and commercial projects throughout the Southeast. Stephanie’s design aesthetic is transitional and clean, emphasizing architectural elements and beautiful finishes . Her passion is creating spaces that are both alluring and timeless, that most importantly reflect the unique personality of her client. Her client list is a broad spectrum from CEO’s to professional athletes. Stephanie is an Allied Member ASID (American Society of Interior Designers.) With 23 years of experience, she has a meticulous eye for detail, keen project management skills, and long standing relationships with world-renowned manufactures, custom craftsmen, and quality contractors. She is based out of Charlotte North Carolina. You can find her at stephaniewelborneinteriors. com, as well as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Houzz. PHOTOGRAPHER CREDIT: JULIA FAY PHOTOGRAPHY

stephaniewelborneinteriors.com

swelborne@gmail.com

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LAURA LEIGH ELLIOTT // LOUELLA REESE // WWW.LOUELLAREESE.COM

MARSHA BARNES // THE FINANCE BAR // BLOG: WWW.THEFINANCEBAR.COM

INFLUENCERS of the

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MELISSA CHANEL // BLOG: WWW.MELISSACHANEL.COM

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CHRISSIE NELSON ROTKO // OFF THE EATEN PATH // WWW.OFFTHEEATENPATHBLOG.COM


MEDIA Jacinda is a media powerhouse with a purpose. From Radio to Television and now an Author and Motivational Speaker. Media is her talent and ministry is her passion. Jacinda the founder of a Global Bible Study Nonprofit called Stolen Lunches. Her book, Uniquely Qualified has now launched into a National Book Tour. Set to encourage women to leave all excuses at the door, embrace an authentic lifestyle and run toward passion and purpose. Her dream is to inspire millions on a global platform. Jacinda and her husband Derrick “FlyTy” Jacobs are Arena Hosts for the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets. They also host their own radio gospel show, “Sunday Morning Inspirations with FlyTy and Jacinda” every Sunday on V1019-FM. You can also watch them on WCCB-TV every Monday at 7am on Woman vs Man. She is the bonus mom of three boys and they share three dogs together. Jacinda is on a spiritual mission to impact the world for Christ.

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JACINDA JACOBS AUTHOR AND MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER www.MsJacinda.com

www.IAmUniquelyQualified.com

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MEDIA

Founder and Storyteller, Mai-Lis Bahr, launched People of CLT to provide a platform for people to share their stories. She publishes stories about everyday Charlotteans, entrepreneurs, causes, and influencers. It is her mission to educate and empower and promote inclusiveness, unity, understanding, community, diversity, and empathy through storytelling. Stories have power—they inspire, motivate, and challenge us. Stories help us to not only see others, but to see ourselves more clearly, as we connect with the stories of those in our community; a community that is strengthened by the power that is unleashed by the collective energy of individual stories. People of CLT provides a place for authentic engagement with real people. Mai-Lis loves seeing the community spirit grow by helping others make new connections through storytelling. Whether you have a personal, product or service story, know that People of CLT can connect you to tens of thousands of others. Mai-Lis encourages us to remember that everyone has a story… What’s yours?

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MAI-LIS BAHR PEOPLE OF CLT IG|FB|T: @peopleofCLT

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peopleofCLT.com

peopleofclt@gmail.com


MEDIA

MOLLY GRANTHAM If you want real life, honesty twisted with humor, and authenticity in a corporate world… start following Molly Grantham. This two-time Emmy award winning journalist is an anchor, author and mom. She’s a leader in social media and fixture in our households, working at WBTV News since 2003. Last fall she published her first book, Small Victories: The Off-Camera Life of an On-Camera Mom. Despite the telegenic glamour she shows Charlotte on a daily basis, she lets us know it’s okay to screw stuff up and – YES! – still want to work, even after you have kids. Molly doesn’t shy away from tough stuff: She has covered gangs, terrorism, the fight to legalize cannabis oil in North Carolina, is actively involved in Charlotte’s cancer community, and started #MollysKids, stories about local kids facing uphill medical battles. But we like Molly because of her glass half-full perspective, self-deprecating truthtelling and the madness she manages to smile through when it comes to the swirling circle of life.

PHOTO CREDIT: ERIN MAYNARD PHOTOGRAPHY

MGrantham@wbtv.com

www.facebook.com/WBTVMollyGrantham

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MEDIA

PAGE FEHLING If you’re an insomniac, the parent of a newborn or just a bleary-eyed lover of local morning television, Page Fehling is your new best friend.

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Page grew up right outside Washington, D.C. She graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a journalism degree and then spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras. Several foot-in-the-door jobs in NYC propelled Page into her first on-air gig in Raleigh, NC and then on to Charlotte where she now hosts “Good Day Charlotte” every morning on Fox 46. Page is in love with three men and one woman. But she’s married to one and gave birth to the other three, so that’ll teach you to jump to conclusions. In her “spare time” Page and her husband Jake co-host a podcast called, “Date Night with Jake and Page.” She and her (immediate and extended) family all live in Union County on one big weirdo family compound. If that doesn’t make you think she’s insane then maybe this will: Page loves waking up at 2 AM and bringing you your morning news every day. Pinky swear.

FB: Page Fehling Fox 46

Twitter: @pagefehling


MEDIA

What does a Charlotte girl need to know this week? That’s the question Susu Bear asked herself in 2009, when she was looking to put her retail and consumer marketing experience to practical use as a stay-at-home mom. The answer was scoopcharlotte.com, a website and weekly newsletter created by Charlotte women just for Charlotte women. Write about what you know and love ~ which for Susu meant upscale shopping, fitness, beauty, wellness, fashion, food, family & fun. Figure out how to make money at it ~ which for Susu meant creating Charlotte’s first paid content marketing platform, and growing it to be the number one female targeted medium in the city. Over 67,000 local women visit the website each month and another 65,000 are fans and followers of scoopcharlotte’s social media. Know your brand, have a vision and just stick with it ~ which for Susu has meant almost 10 years of growth, expansion, adaptation and marketing strategy. If you’re a woman in Charlotte of any age and you like a boutique-style experience, with quality, personal service and unique flair, then scoopcharlotte is for you.

PHOTO CREDIT: ERIN MAYNARD PHOTOGRAPHY

SUSU BEAR PUBLISHER SCOOP CHARLOTTE, AND SCOOP THE LAKE Scoopcharlotte@gmail.com

www.scoopcharlotte.com

www.scoopthelake.com

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NON-PROFIT

DR. CHERYL NICHOLAS

Cheryl Nicholas, PhD., is the Founder, CEO and Executive Director of InnerVision, Inc. InnerVision Inc. is a nationally accredited, 501 c (3) nonprofit behavioral healthcare organization located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, NC. Since 2003, InnerVision has been Mecklenburg County’s #1 provider of psychiatric rehabilitation services, specializing in the areas of employment, education and life management for individuals with trauma, mental health and addictions challenges. Dr. Nicholas is a social scientist and entrepreneur whose expertise has helped corporations maximize their creative and emotional intelligence. Dr. Nicholas has worked with the Center for Creative Leadership, colleges and universities across the globe and is a member of the Women Presidents’ Organization. Dr. Nicholas is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Alliance on Mental Illness Professional of the Year, Enterprising Woman of the Year, SmartCEO and recently recognized as one of the 12 Most Influential Women of Color in NC. cnic@innervisionnc.org 80 THEKNOWTRIBE.COM

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Office: (704) 377-5042


NON-PROFIT JENNIFER DIVITTORIO THE MARK AND SHARON ROBB RESEARCH FUND At the exact time that Jenn DiVittorio’s Rodan & Field business was beginning to really explode, both of her parents were simultaneously diagnosed with terminal, neurodegenerative diseases. Her Mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease at the age of 68, while her Dad was diagnosed with an incredibly rare form of Parkinsons, Multiple System Atrophy, at 70. In an effort to honor her parents, she reached out to her alma mater, Penn State, to create an endowment. She partnered with Dr. Gong Chen, The Professor & Chair In Life Sciences, to create & fully fund the Mark & Sharon Robb Research Fund in 2016. Dr. Chen’s research focuses exclusively in Brain Repair, in Neurodegenerative Diseases. One year later, she partnered with Penn State again to create The Robb Family Fellowship to help the Graduate School continue to recruit top talent in this area of research. Jenn reached the coveted “Legacy” title within Rodan & Fields, and now uses her business as a platform to both fund research and raise awareness to her honor her parent’s true legacy.

PHOTOGRAPHER CREDIT: ERIN MAYNARD PHOTOGRAPHY

704-942-4858

jenndivittorio@gmail.com

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Dr. Sharon Jones, Ed.D is the founder and CEO of thedot.Consulting and the Dottie Rose Foundation, where she leads and implements technology focused education and innovation. She is a well-known technology teacher, industry trainer, and mentor working with organizations to change the conversation around technology. Dr. Jones has presented and been published on data analytics, educational practices and technology. Her book A Recipe for Success Using SAS University: How to Plan Your First Analytics Project is being used in curriculum around the country. When not running the technology-world, Dr. Jones spends her time with her husband Ricky, sons, Ethan and Dylan, and their beloved dog, Cooper. The Dottie Rose Foundation serves to connect the dots within the technology and computer science sphere. We are creating a supportive algorithm through camps, workshops, and mentoring to elevate females in the field of technology and computer sciences. We are empowering tech savvy girls!

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dottierosefounation@gmail.com

IG: @dottierosefoundation


NON-PROFIT

MEGAN MILLER

As Director of Marketing for Opera Carolina and co-host of the widely popular new podcast series XM Divas, Megan Miller is recognized in the non-profit and for-profit worlds for her creativity, drive, and leadership. Megan is also is the founder of Opera Recycles, an environmental sustainability program that turns old print collateral into Couture Fashions. Launched in 2015, Opera Recycles debuted in New York City at New York Fashion Week in October 2016. She returned in 2017, producing her own fashion week show with 13 new Opera Recycles Fashions. This program will continue to inspire those around the world with its first international appearance during Paris Fashion Week in March of 2019. In addition to her role with Opera Carolina, Megan is a sought-after creative marketing consultant and motivational speaker. Even with her professional credentials in the field of marketing, she still performs, singing with Opera Carolina as a resident artist.

Operacarolina.org Megan@operacarolina.org 704.332.7177

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NOTABLE

JACQIE MCWILLIAMS CIAA COMMISSIONER

Jacqie McWilliams is in her 7th season as the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Commissioner. First female to serve as Commissioner for the CIAA and first appointed African American Commissioner in the NCAA.

Twenty-six years in college athletics where she started her career in coaching and administration that led her to spend nine years at the NCAA managing championships to include the men’s and women’s Final Fours.

She is an alumnus of Hampton and Temple University and was recently inducted in the Hampton Hall of Fame. She serves on the board of directors for John B. McLendon Foundation, Samaritan’s Feet and the NCAA Board of Governors for Cultural Diversity and Gender Equity. She is an active member in Women Leaders in College Sports. In October 2018, named President-Elect of the Women Leaders in College Sports.

Jacqie is a speaker, a member of the Crown Jewels Links and Central Church of God in Charlotte. She is the proud mother of Samone, age 12.

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NOTABLE

On Dec. 4, 2017, Vi Lyles was sworn in as the 59th mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina. As a Democratic leader, she is known for her strong commitment toward creating jobs, expanding affordable housing options and supporting safe, livable neighborhoods. Mayor Lyles received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Queens University and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Under her leadership, the City of Charlotte continues to grow into a center of financial enterprise and cultural diversity.

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VI ALEXANDER LYLES CHARLOTTE MAYOR melevine@ci.charlotte.nc.us

704-336-2241

600 East 4th Street • Charlotte, NC 28202

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Bring

to your City Featuring 100+ women you should KNOW and do business with

The KNOW Book + Tribe We are searching for influencers, tastemakers, and fellow dynamic women that are well-connected, savvy, in tune with community, and believe in our mission to lift & rise women. If this is you, become a KNOW Ambassador! Connect with us at KNOW Publications to find out how to bring the KNOW Book + Tribe to your City! For more information: hello@knowpublications.com

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INDEX

NAME Amanda Berger Heather Gear Janelle Ashley Jo Cowen Kenna Ehman & Lauren Kunijo Tonya Reid Anne Marie Gaines April Simpkins Arden McLaughlin April Smith Brittney Bogues Erin Finnen Cheale Ville Jennifer Gluckow Laura Lanier Natasha Hemmingway Mary Cantando Nesha Pai Stephanie Melish Neuman Patty Comer & Amy Pack

Sarah R. Paris Stacey Brown Randall Rebecca Dickens Chrystal Rose Erin McDermott Kristin Heinrich Sarah Baucom & Carrie Barker Carol Waggener Jamie Pocatko Kendra Johnson Monica Smith Amity Whalen Cel Thompson Veronica Southerland

BUSINESS Glo Body Providence Plastic Surgery Med Boutique Medical & Laser Spa Blo Charlotte Kenna Kunijo T. Reid and Company Salon & Spa AMG Design Co HRS&S CONSULTING, LLC Definita: Publicity & Marketing Social Ape Bogues Consulting Group Lending by Design Visual Caffeine Sales in a NY Minute Manhattan Strategy

Women's Advantage Pai CPA Sales Barista Accrue Partners James, McElroy, & Diehl Law Firm DHG Wealth Advisors Stacey Brown Randall Leigh & Orlando Rebellia Erin McDermott Jewelry Kristin Heinrich Style Girl Tribe Co. Bold Missy Brewery Chopped & Chisel Illios Noche Raven's Nest Carolina Barre & Core Be Amazing "Vee the NP" Flo Hydration & Wellness

CATEGORY Beauty Beauty Beauty Beauty Beauty Beauty Business Business Business Business Business Business Business Business Business Business Business Business Business Business Business Business Business Business Fashion Fashion Fashion Fashion Food & Beverage Food & Beverage Food & Beverage Food & Beverage Health & Wellness Health & Wellness Health & Wellness

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NAME Lynn Fernandez Emily Breeze Jen Forsyth Jennifer Brunelli Kimberly Norton MS ExPhys, ATC, CPT, CNS, CF-L1 Lauren Melillo Alisa & Amber Christina Roth Cathy Mansfield Dani Agrew Liz Shea Erin Maynard Jen Bishop Julia Murray Lauren Bolshakov Lindsey Goins Maggie Crandall Sarah Conklin Meg Hampton & Cat Long Shelly Henderson Stephanie Welborne Jacinda Jacobs Mai-Lis Bahr Molly Grantham Page Fehling Susu Bear Dr. Cheryl Nicholas Jennifer Robb DiVittorio Dr. Sharon Jones Megan Miller Jacqie McWilliams Vi Lyles

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BUSINESS Dat Fit Training Emily Breeze Fitness Start 2 Finish Sports RDpro

CATEGORY Health & Wellness Health & Wellness Health & Wellness Health & Wellness

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reBalance Fitness and Nutrition

Health & Wellness

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barre3 Charlotte Metro's Other Woman Vibrant Photography Carolina's Creative Counseling, PA Dani Nicole Photography Liz Shea Designs Erin Maynard Photography J. Leigh Events Julia Fay Photography / Toth & Fay Lauren Bolshakov Fine Art Movement Mortgage Crandall Haus (Interior Design) Sarah Nelson Conklin Photography Hampton & Long Realtors Henderson Properties Stephanie Welborne Interior Design, LLC

Health & Wellness Home & Life Home & Life Home & Life Home & Life Home & Life Home & Life Home & Life Home & Life Home & Life Home & Life Home & Life Home & Life Home & Life Home & Life Home & Life Media Media Media Media Media Non-Profit Non-Profit Non-Profit Non-Profit Notable Notable

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People of CLT WBTV Fox 46 Scoop Charlotte InnerVision, Inc. Mark & Sharon Robb Research Fund Dottie Rose Foundation Opera Carolina CIAA Sports Mayor of Charlotte


A SPECIAL THANK YOU to our Community Partners: PROVIDENCE PLASTIC SURGERY

JULIA FAY PHOTOGRAPHY

ERIN MAYNARD PHOTOGRAPHY

DANI NICOLE PHOTOGRAPHY

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KNOW Charlotte is an annual publication that features dynamic women throughout the city in virtually every industry. Every woman featured in KNOW Charlotte has been vetted through peer-review. Because our mission is to showcase the best and brightest, the only way one can claim their slot is through nomination from someone in the KNOW book. The women featured are a compilation of proven leaders, high producers, and rising stars. Those published in KNOW Charlotte are also considered trendsetters, influencers, and women to watch. KNOW Charlotte is published annually and distributed to affluent decision makers through social and networking events and partnering businesses. While deemed the new who’s who, KNOW Charlotte also delivers readers a vetted list of local female-run businesses. Simply open the KNOW book and find your next lash girl, dog walker, personal trainer, pool company, mortgage broker, family attorney, and more!

KNOW Charlotte is produced by Know Tribe, LLC. and published annually. The women featured in this issue have been vetted by their peers and are known leaders in their industry. To be featured in an upcoming volume of KNOW, go to: www.theknowtribe.com and complete a submission.

BEAUTY | BUSINESS | FASHION | FOOD & BEVERAGE | HEALTH & WELLNESS HOME & LIFE |MEDIA | NON-PROFIT | NOTABLE Bring the KNOW book to your city! Š2018 The Know Tribe, LLC., all rights reserved.

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