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Scott Whatley
Creative Director, Founder

Scott cut his teeth early in his career designing merchandise for some of the highest level bands in the Christian music industry such as Tenth Avenue North and Chris Tomlin and later went on to lead creative teams by developing brands for mega churches like Houston’s First Baptist and The Church of Eleven22. He also spent time art directing and creating all kinds of brands spanning the non-profit industry to wealth management groups.  As a young creative, Scott drew inspiration from the surf and skate industry throughout the late 90’s inspiring him to apply a cutting edge and fresh look to all of his design. Scott’s expertise spans marketing strategy, art direction, graphic design, video production and screen printing. He is passionate about helping companies develop a unique voice and articulate it through brand and design in order to communicate effectively with the consumer and stand out from the competition. He lives in Jacksonville Beach with his wife, Brittany and two daughters, Aubri and Liv, where he surfs as often as he sees swell.

 

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Maria Berlin
Communications Coordinator, Designer & Photographer

Maria, a talented artist, likes to refer to herself as a professional dabbler. Her creative pursuits began in her early years of drawing and painting which grew into award-winning achievements and a knack for design. Among her dabblings, she uses her eye for design and past experience to establish a craft in lifestyle/documentary photography, print and digital design, business management, social media strategy and latte art. Her passion is to create brands that remain authentic and relevant. To make her life of creativity complete, she married a rockstar musician and producer. Together, they spawned the first vinyl record pressing company in Jacksonville, FL opening this year and a 4 year old musical/artistic kid prodigy (in their humble opinion), whom they hope will one day take care of them when they’re old. Other dabblings include: strawberry frosted sprinkled donuts, Malcolm Gladwell books and Instagram browsing.

 

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Carol Gilham
Social strategy

Carol is a passionate marketing professional with over ten years of progressive experience. Originally from Alabama, a true southern girl, she graduated with a marketing degree from Auburn University, War Eagle! Carol spent five years as an advertising executive working on brands such as McDonald’s and American Heart Association, and spent several years doing communications for one of the fastest growing churches in the country developing and implementing overall brand and digital strategy. Her experience spans marketing, project management, advertising, public relations, social media marketing, digital media strategy and event planning. She has worked with an array of industries such as Quick Service Restaurants, Health Care, Education, Arts, Law and Construction as well as Nonprofit organizations. Carol and her husband, Daniel, live in Jacksonville, Florida with their little girl, Kennedy, who they affectionately refer to as, “tiny tyrant.

 

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Chad Waltrip
Operations

Chad was born and raised in the Arlington area of Jacksonville, Florida. He spent the last ten years working with major law firms, University’s and large corporations providing innovative solutions allowing them to focus on core strengths while staying cutting edge in business operations and customer interaction. His passion is building partnerships that provide internal end users the catalyst to better serve external customers. Chad is a disruptive force, not fearful of stepping outside of the box to shatter barriers and discover new paths leading to excellence. This was evident in his college football career at the University of Rhode Island and also on season 17 of CBS’s The Amazing Race. Chad has a heart for local businesses as he grew up in an entrepreneurial home, starting his first company at the age of eight detailing cars at his father’s warehouse. Chad has been married to his beautiful wife, Stephanie, for six years, and they have two sons, Wyatt and Knox with a third on the way.

 

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