About the Founder

I’ve always been a sucker for anything design - whether it’s sketching the floor plans for our dream home, to pairing fonts together, being creative has always been my passion. 

When I was in college at the University of Kentucky (Go CATS!) I had a knack for starting small businesses which led to creating websites and logos for each of them. I realized that I had more fun creating the brand, and from that Salt + Spruce Creative was born. Fast forward 8 years, and here we are! 

I am married to my best friend and we have a German Shorthaired Pointer, Tux. We currently reside in Northeast Georgia.

how i got here

Growing up, I was surrounded by creatives and business owners - my mom started her interior design studio, my great-grandfather started an ice company, my grandmother loves to paint, my aunt is a photographer. You could say being an entrepreneur is in my blood. 

I always had a passion for design - from architecture to photography to logos - I loved it all. While in high school, I started getting into sports photography and eventually started a business my senior year of high school. That grew as I attended the University of Kentucky in Lexington. I loved horses too, so being in the horse capital of the world and being a photographer was icing on the cake! I also started a small clothing company called Candler Huntley during this time, specializing in t-shirts for sororities and fraternities on college campuses. This is when I really got into the design and creating graphics. 

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After being in Lexington for a few years, I moved to Charleston, South Carolina where I grew my business and morphed into wedding photography. I also started my design business which eventually grew into Salt + Spruce Creative. 

In 2015 I moved back to my hometown in Georgia, moving my photography and design business with me. I loved weddings and capturing love, but I realized I loved the design side of my business more. I joke all the time that I “retired” from weddings in 2019 — it was time to focus on one aspect of my life. 

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Over the years, Salt + Spruce has served a variety of clients from wedding photographers to interior designers to horse farms. A lot of creatives niche down to only focus on one group, and while that is wonderful for them, I love working with all sorts of service-based businesses and entrepreneurs. I have so many passions myself, so why limit myself to only certain people? I love the challenge and learning more about each and every one of you.

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Our name comes from the two things that inspire me the most — the sea and the mountains. The rolling waves, the sand between your toes, the crisp mountain air, the blooming rhododendron… these are the things that inspire me and get my creativity flowing.

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fun facts

NO. 1 — DREAM

NO. 2 — HOBBY

NO. 3 — MY FAMILY

NO. 4 — LEXINGTON

my dream

Man... where to start! Overall, I want to have a family - whether that's a bunch of puppies or a human child (fingers crossed!), family & happiness. Besides that, I'd love to live on the coast again at some point and build our dream home... have land with some horses... have a successful business... the list goes on!

MY GO-TO COFFEE ORDER

I only like cold coffee (yep, even in the winter!), but I have a few go-to’s — my current fav? Salted Caramel Cold Foam Cold Brew. It’s a mouthful to order, but oh-so-yummy. 

MY HOBBIES

I have quite a few actually! I love to be outside — whether it’s camping, bird hunting (pheasants and quail in particular!), hiking, or just hanging out on the boat. 

MY FAMILY

I married my best friend 3 years ago! We have a German Shorthaired Pointer, Tux, who is our baby!

MY FAVORITE PLACE

It’s definitely a 3-way tie between Highlands, North Carolina, Savannah, Georgia and Lexington, Kentucky. Though I wasn’t born and raised in any of those places, they all feel a little like home to me. 

My Dream

Man... where to start! Overall, I want to have a family - whether that's a bunch of puppies or a human child (fingers crossed!), family & happiness. Besides that, I'd love to live on the coast again at some point and build our dream home... have land with some horses... have a successful business... the list goes on!

MY GO-TO COFFEE ORDER

I only like cold coffee (yep, even in the winter!), but I have a few go-to’s — my current fav? Salted Caramel Cold Foam Cold Brew. It’s a mouthful to order, but oh-so-yummy. 

MY HOBBIES

I have quite a few actually! I love to be outside — whether it’s camping, bird hunting (pheasants and quail in particular!), hiking, or just hanging out on the boat. 

MY FAMILY

I married my best friend 3 years ago! We have a German Shorthaired Pointer, Tux, who is our baby!

MY FAVORITE PLACE

It’s definitely a 3-way tie between Highlands, North Carolina, Savannah, Georgia and Lexington, Kentucky. Though I wasn’t born and raised in any of those places, they all feel a little like home to me. 

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