Carla J. Mata
(proprietor, strategist, PR expert, marketing and event specialist, designer)
A communications professional, Carla has had the distinct privilege of working with professionals throughout a wide range of industries. As Vice-President of Marketing for a leading furniture manufacturer, Carla became fascinated with Public Relations and decided to move to an agency environment specializing in the field. Within six months she was promoted to Vice-President of Public Relations. Described as having “a solid understanding of branding”, Carla is extremely creative, exhibits strong leadership and media relations skills and is highly skilled in media training.
A 2007 Leadership High Point graduate, Carla was regularly commended for her proficiency in writing and verbal communications, and formal speech presentation by instructors during her college career.
Carla was elected, and served, to both the Unfinished Furniture Association and The City Project Board.
Today, Carla is most proud of her three children Austin, Carly and Isabel, and the business she founded and runs, Creative Communication Services. She loves traveling, fashion, reading, exercising, getting good and dirty while whitewater rafting, hiking or biking, eating fabulous food, learning, writing, movies, cooking, or simply hanging out with her children, two dogs and her cat.
Jeffrey M. Strahan
(research, counsel, design assistant, administrator)
A retired U. S. Military veteran, Jeff served for 17 plus years in the U.S. Army as a medical non-commissioned officer. During his military career Jeff traveled around the world from Germany, to Asia, to the Middle East, to name a few, and is therefore notably well-rounded and has a deep understanding of various cultures.
He is super creative, detail oriented, energetic, and ensures the integrity of the team, clients, and projects are maintained at the highest level.
Jeff excels in research, strategizing, proofing, coordination, and hands-on event management and showroom design.
His appetite for physical fitness, learning, and great food is insatiable. He is passionate about life, his grandson, cooking, sports, craft beers, 80’s big hair music, and any and all DIY projects around the home.
Carly A. Sprinkles
(social media, strategy)
Currently a student at UNCW, Carly is set to graduate in 2018 with a B.A. in International Studies and Communication Studies. She is a proud member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.
By nature, Carly is an extremely hard working, deep thinking, and creative person. While attending college full-time, working full-time, tutoring children after school, and serving as the Assistant Philanthropy Chair for her sorority, Carly maintains a 3.2 GPA.
Carly is highly organized, self motivated, demonstrates superb problem solving/resolution skills and is an excellent communicator. Her professionalism, relationship building and people skills make her a tremendous asset.
She enjoys dancing, reading, cooking and spending great times with her boyfriend, family, and friends. She is most passionate about traveling and helping others, whether it be on a global or community level.
(graphic design, web development, photography)
A proud graduate of Guilford Technical Community College , Linda earned an Associates Degree in Advertising and Graphic Design, as well as a Certification in Photography. A Dean’s List student, Linda completed her academic career with a 3.8 GPA.
Her capabilities include product, portrait and event photography, web and graphic design, showroom design, as well as being an expert in image manipulation.
She is inspired by the beauty in nature and by God.
Linda is described as being an artsy, highly perceptive, driven, and loyal person. Though a creative at heart, Linda’s greatest asset is the ability to listen, think through and translate a client’s vision into reality and to meet deadlines. She possesses a deep understanding of the part graphics play in the branding process.
What is most important to Linda and what she’s most proud of is her incredibly beautiful and happy family.