Eastern North Carolina Regional Director (Coastal Region) EOP Dance Team Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Kaitlyn brings a wealth of professional performance and event planning experience to Emerald Owl Productions. Her dance experience includes formal training in ballet, tap and jazz, all of which she studied at Dance Theater of Jacksonville. Her interest in Middle Eastern and Indian cultures lead her on a path to discover the beauty and grace of belly dance. Kaitlyn is a former member of Jackson, Mississippi's premier belly dance troupe "MissiHippy" for over a year and a half, joining in early 2006. In 2007, Kaitlyn relocated back to her native North Carolina. Being back home, she strives to bring the art of the Middle East dance to the Down East. Kaitlyn has a B.S. in Art Education and has dedicated her life and career to performing, and educating others about the ancient dance. She performs and continues to study Cabaret, American Tribal Style, Tribal Fusion, Tribaret, and Raqs Gothique.
Kaitlyn serves two roles in Emerald Owl Productions. Based in Greenville, she uses her event experience as the Eastern NC Regional Director. As a professional dancer, she will create a new part of the EOP Experience: Live Dance Entertainment.
Western North Carolina Regional Director (Mountain Region) (828) 484-6886 email@example.com
Carrie grew up in a small town outside Raleigh, NC. During school, her past time consisted of drawing into the wee hours and competing in quite a few sports which carried over into college at St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, NC. An art major at SAU, her focus became painting and sculpture. Carrie then attended graduate school at UCF's Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy, where she studied concept art, texturing, & 3D modeling. She even designed Emmy the Owl and our logo! Now Carrie lives near Asheville, NC where she is a freelance scenic artist and muralist. Carrie is happy to bring her experience and creative eye to the Emerald Owl team!
Greater Pittsburgh Regional Director (412) 713-6517 firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael was born, raised, and has lived most of his life in the Pittsburgh area. The Steel City is where he and his wife, Stephanie, chose to raise their three children, Hannah, Aaron, and Rachel. After graduating Penn State, Michael joined the rat race of the corporate world in various supply chain and logistics roles, which has given him a chance to travel throughout the USA and a few international destinations, as well. He has served in various community organizations, coached his kids' teams, and was a board member and president of his synagogue's religious school. Michael joined Emerald Owl after a chance meeting with founder Mike Meyer. He looks forward to leading and growing the Emerald Owl Experience throughout the Greater Pittsburgh region.
Melissa grew up in a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA and decided to reside there with her husband and raise their two children in the same community. Melissa attended Duquesne University for her undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts and for her Masters Degree in Counseling Education. Melissa is a licensed Child and Family Therapist and worked as a school therapist for 15 years.
However, always known to those who knew her best as the "party lady", she always had a knack and a love for organizing and planning events. Melissa was introduced to Emerald Owl as president of her daughters' PTO while planning a school event. She was so please with the company and even more impressed with their vision, she was happy to jump on board help bring the experience to even more people.
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Piedmont Area Regional Directors (Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, Burlington) (336) 684-5899 email@example.com
Christina Doss is an Alamance County native with a passion for helping people! Based in Burlington, she heads up the Piedmont Team. Christina graduated from Elon University with a degree in Human Services, and in addition to her work with Emerald Owl Productions, she serves her community as a social worker. She has volunteered for several community partners such as Boys and Girls Club, Piedmont Elder Care and the Adolescent Parenting Program… spreading her love for the community. Her passion for helping people is what drew her to join the Emerald Owl Productions team.
Janelle Haynes brings her marketing skills & 3 decades of event planning experience to the Piedmont Team. In addition to her perspective as a parent who was very active in raising money for her kids’ schools, she spent a few years as a school secretary. This gave her a valuable glimpse behind the scenes of school fundraising. Janelle loves building relationships & connecting people with what they need to achieve their goals. Whether organizing events, educating people on the power of essential oils, working with students in her department at Duke University, or volunteering at church, she wants to make a positive difference in the life of every person she meets. Randy Haynes rounds out the Piedmont Team, lending his public relations skills & ample expertise in community outreach. He pastors a church & also works for the Department of Social Services. He and Janelle live in Alamance County. Christina, Janelle & Randy partner together to link organizations with the people, processes, & tools to create extraordinary events. As the Emerald Owl Productions Piedmont Team they look forward to serving you!
Executive Director (252) 764-7628 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike brings his school counseling and fundraising experience to Emerald Owl Productions. As a school counselor, he oversaw a large charity event, very similar in design to our fundraising model. His events eventually began to raise $15,000-$18,000 profit each year at a middle school. This helped create the Emerald Owl Productions model that is profitable, fun, and memorable, while providing student-led opportunities.
Mike has been interested in helping great causes through events for a long time. After visiting a neighbor's haunted house when he was in the 2nd grade, Mike begged his parents to let him have a haunted house of his own the next year. A six year tradition began, eventually raising thousands of dollars for the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attracting hundreds of people per year to walk through his parents house! Since 1984 as a 3rd grader, Mike has been planning events that are fun, bring people together, and give back to others. Mike is based in Emerald Isle.
Triangle Area Regional Director aka DJ RS (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) (919) 332-9260 email@example.com
Rod Shuler has spent more than two decades in the music industry; a marathon stretch of live and recorded performances that have allowed the Raleigh, NC, native to achieve critical acclaim in the music industry.
In addition to being a Wake County middle school teacher, Rod is an accomplished songwriter, DJ, producer, and event manager. Since 2009, Shuler has promoted and managed large-scale, multi-artist concerts and fundraising events for NC-based Lucas Gambit Entertainment, hosting internationally regarded talent like Lecrae, Andy Mineo, Trip Lee, and Tenth Avenue North. Additionally, as DJ RS, he regularly performs and emcees events across North Carolina and beyond.
West Coast Director (607) 727-1585 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessie grew up in upstate New York, graduating from SUNY Buffalo in 2011 where she swam competitively for four years, continuing to Penn State University where she attained her masters in counselor education where she started her professional triathlon career. She moved to the Reno/Tahoe area in 2014 to swim the Trans Tahoe Relay. She fell in love with mountain biking and has been working as a school counselor in the Reno and Truckee areas for the past 5 years. She is currently enrolled at the University of Nevada, Reno where she is studying to get her doctorate in Counselor Education & Supervision. She started Mindful Health Initiative because she has seen firsthand the need for more youth sports and wellness for at-risk populations in the area to promote healthy, mindful community members.