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Brian Yates, Interactive Marketing
& Operations Manager

Brian's Box

Role: Whatever it takes

alma mater: University of Alabama, B.A. in Psychology; Western Carolina University, graduate work in Clinical Psychology

Previous incarnations: Destination Guru at the Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau; Meetings & Events Architect at Windows on the Park, Asheville; Sales Manager and Foodie at the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort (now Crowne Plaza), Asheville; Global Sales Coordinator at Bass Hotels & Resorts (now InterContinental Hotels Group)

Contributions to society: Former vice president of the Asheville Downtown Association and six-year member of the board of directors, seven-year past member of the Bele Chere board of directors, former president of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International - Carolinas Chapter (HSMAI-CC), member of the Asheville Secret Ingredient Culinary Organization (SICO), cat lover.

OBSESSIONS: Superb food, travel, Star Wars, and my niece and nephew

guilty pleasures: Eating out, craft beer, late-night TV and everything chocolate

Denise Szakaly, Art Director

Denise's Box

Role: Creative thinker, visual puzzle-solver, office chair booby-trapper

alma mater: Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, B.F.A. in Communication Design with a concentration in Illustration

Previous incarnations: Art Director of WNC magazine, Graphic Designer with Absher Design Group, Inc.

Contributions to society: volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

OBSESSIONS: Camping, music, a good book and being crafty

guilty pleasures: Netflix, wine

Stephanie Smith, Principal

Stephanie's Box

Role: New business development, strategist, creative director, fire woman

alma mater: California State University, Chico, B.A. in Journalism with option in Public Relations

Previous incarnations: Communications Director for Equivest Finance, Inc., parent company to Peppertree Resorts, Ltd.; Public Relations Director for Peppertree; T-shirt and dress vendor on Grateful Dead Tour; Asheville girl turned California girl turned Asheville girl

Contributions to society: Member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA); former board member with Pack Place and Asheville Downtown Association; ambassador for Mission Hospitals; volunteer with the Asheville Arts Council and Helpmate, supporter of Mountain Housing Opportunities and Asheville Downtown Association

OBSESSIONS: Pop culture, N.C. State basketball, tennis, world travel, shoes

guilty pleasures: Marat Safin

Kendra Diaz, Graphic Designer

Kendra's Box

Role: Cheerleader, all-around go-getter

alma mater: Western Carolina University, B.F.A. in Graphic Design

Previous incarnations: Graphic Designer for Journal Books, Brite Agency intern

Contributions to society: Volunteer for Manna Food Bank; volunteer with Asheville Humane Society

OBSESSIONS: My dog, photography, previews before movies, live music, handcrafted beer

guilty pleasures: Pizza, coffee, Netflix

The Brite Agency | 29 Montford Avenue , suite 200 | 828.350.9500 | info@briteagency.com
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The Brite Agency | 29 Montford Avenue , suite 200 | 828.350.9500 | info@briteagency.com