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 the Twin Angel. Why? Because Caitlin and I are twins (duh). I’ve been with Angel Oak from the very beginning. My past decade in one sentence: NC State University grad, married my third-grade sweetheart, have three precious boys and one golden retriever, love Jesus and am passionate about people, purpose, family, faith and joy!
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.
Born and raised in the foothills of the Smokies, I betrayed my roots and became an LSU tiger for four years and then moved to our nation’s capital to begin my career on Capitol Hill. I’m still new(ish) to Raleigh and pumped about being two hours from the beach! My desire to marry my communications expertise with doing good is made possible at Angel Oak as I get to help nonprofits wrestle with and dream about how to add value to the marketplace – and do it strategically.
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.
Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia and a graduate of the University of South Carolina (go Gamecocks!), 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. The Raleigh Fellows program brought me to the Oak City and Angel Oak, and I couldn’t be more thankful.
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!
My joy comes from helping others to find their voices and tell their stories with purpose and authenticity. I’ve worked in communications for 20 years and when I’m not writing, I love to mentor. I’m also in my element when surrounded by family, friends, and flowers. It wasn’t serendipity that brought me to Angel Oak Creative. The short story – the good Lord had a plan. This team of Angels, and the nonprofits they serve, have given me a new purpose.
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.
Technically, I was born in West Virginia, but North Carolina has been my home for almost seven years. Caitlin’s my mom, so I get free range of the Angel Oak offices whenever I want. Thankfully, she works with people who also have dogs, so I always have someone to play with during the day when she gets busy. I’m not a huge fan of long meetings, but I’ll usually pop my head in and say hi at the beginning to be sociable. I do love a good meet and greet, with scones from Yellow Dog Bakery.