MEET THE TEAM
People matter. So let me make sure to give my team all the credit. Because they deserve it and I’m nothing without them. I spent the first five years of my career searching for a vocation. From corporate PR and a marketing agency to franchising restaurants and mission work overseas, something was still missing. Then I stumbled upon entrepreneurship and the rest is history. Angel Oak Creative was born. And I give all the glory to God for helping me find my calling.
If you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m Caitlin’s twin. She’s one minute older and has been trying to boss me around my whole life, but I rarely listen to a word she says. In the past decade, I’ve been all over the country but eventually joined my twin back in the promised land. When I’m not project managing the pants off a client account, I’m most likely chasing around my two little boys…and husband who’s about as mature as they are.
I’m Tarheel born and bred even as I grew up in Music City, USA. UNC brought me to this great state that’s become my home. Outdoor exploring is my lifeblood, mountains put my soul to rest and Will McLeane is my life partner in adventure. My mission to create circumstances for individuals and organizations to realize their potential is being lived out at Angel Oak through vision casting, strategic development and business optimization.
Like, what am I supposed to do with 72 words? That’s not enough to talk about the Heels. And definitely not enough to wax poetic about the loves of my life, Maggie (wife) and Cartland (perfect child)! I guess this will just have to do. I manage Angel Oak’s brand and oversee our digital marketing efforts, which include email marketing management, social media strategy, website tinkering, content creation and Angel Oak Connect.
I crave the artistry and process of forming beauty out of nothing. After graduating from NC State, I stuck around to do some firm work and freelance design. Yawn. More importantly, I became a barista at Videri Chocolate Factory and lived the dream of drinking coffee and eating chocolate. Through it all, I was searching for a place that would unite my creative gifts and my mission to love others well. Then I found Angel Oak.
I’m the youngin’ around here. A recent graduate of the University of South Carolina, I love Jesus, I love nonprofits and I believe more can be done in communities with the use of effective communications. Running, reading, eating and boating are just a few of my favorites. Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, I have an affinity for the Old Dominion. The Raleigh Fellows program brought me to the Oak City this year, and I’m just beginning to experience life and community in this new place that is now called home.
I’ve been working in the PR and marketing world for 20 years, spending time at a number of large firms. But none of these experiences match the joy of serving those who serve others. I look at our work here at Angel Oak as an opportunity to honor the skills God has blessed us with by tackling the tough jobs for organizations that have audacious missions, humble budgets and limited manpower.
I’m passionate about a lot of things in life: my wife (Amy) and son (Caleb), the Washington Redskins, visiting Charleston, watching college football, cooking complex meals, building furniture…the usual stuff. But there’s something fulfilling about filmmaking and storytelling, particularly for nonprofits. This passion is driven by the life-altering help I received from a nonprofit as a teenager. It’s my turn to give back!
I was born and raised in small-town North Carolina to a family of farmers, but that doesn’t make me a Tar Heel. I’m a proud graduate of NC State, and my Wolfpack pride runs deep. Though, nothing in this life matters more to me than God and my family. At my core, I’m a problem solver. I enjoy the challenge of developing beautiful websites and hope to make designing our client’s websites a simple, rewarding experience.