MEET OUR STAFF

Laura Bento

Publisher + Founder

What does GRIT mean to you? The ability to relentlessly pursue something

[Texture] Favorite thing in your home, closet or jewelry box: Overnight duffle bag because it represents an adventure or new experience.

 

Tony Ellis

Chief Financial Officer

Austin Richardson

Senior Art Director

What does GRIT mean to you? Perseverance through tough situations, tight deadlines, thick and thin of relationships; to see something to the end. 

[Fellowship] Best advice you've been given: That I’d never make it in the design world.

 

Stephanie Davis

Associate Art Director

What does GRIT mean to you? Not being afraid to be bold and daring, to risk it all in the hopes of innovation. Being willing to fall and fail, as long as it means you keep moving. 

[Texture] Favorite thing in your home, closet or jewelry box: A floor-length, black sequin skirt I found at the thrift store for $5.

 

 

Mary Stackhouse

Digital Content Director

What does GRIT mean to you? Determination. Perseverance. Big faith. It means being vulnerable. It means being teachable. It means needing others to see it come to fruition. And it means being able to spring back up from failures. It is believing in yourself when no one else believes in you and giving your best. That is grit.

[Discover] Where is your happy place? My happy place is wherever my family and my dog Shon is : )

Sarah Cait Sawyer

Director of Business Development

*Proudly serving Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Tennessee 

What does GRIT mean to you? The deepest part(s) of who I am. The things I fear and worry about, and the things I love and dream about.

[Texture] Favorite thing in your home, closet or jewelry box: Wedding ring & band my husband had custom made.

James Mackenzie

Business Development

*Proudly serving Georgia 

What does GRIT mean to you?

Facing the odds and crossing the finish line with integrity.

[Discover] Where's your happy place

The Church of Santa Sabina in Rome.

Lincoln

Director of Office Morale

What does GRIT mean to you? It means there is either dirt under my nails or food between my teeth.

[Discover] Where is your happy place? Anywhere with a Frisbee.

MEET OUR INTERNS

Allison Underwood

Digital Intern

Chad Langston

Design Intern