Hey girl, Hey!!!
Would you believe me if I told you I had never made a cut-out sugar cookie before winter of 2014? It’s true! After having our youngest, Miss Scarlett, I battled with postpartum depression. I decided to leave my corporate job in November of 2014, after an extended maternity leave. That was a difficult decision to make, but once it was final I quickly set my sights on making that Christmas the best Christmas EVER! In my true Leo, type A personality fashion, that meant attempting to master something I had never tried before: decorated sugar cookies. Spoiler alert: My first few attempts were epic fails, but I didn’t give up!
In just a few short years of business I’ve gone from making cookies for friends and family, to teaching hundreds of people from all across the world through my Facebook Live streams and my monthly Virtual Cookie Club.
As I got to know my members and followers, I realized they too were struggling with the same business questions and uncertainty that I had. So I created my Creative Business Insiders business coaching group to help other small business owners work smarter and not harder.
Sisters, if I can find a balance between being a wife, mom of four (with one on the spectrum) and running a business, I know you can too!
Thank you for stopping by. It’s an honor to know and serve you. Your future is out there for the taking. I can’t wait to watch you shine!
Meet The Team
I knew very early on that I wasn’t going to build my dream alone. I was going to need help along the way. As soon as I was able, I started adding team members to my dream team. Each incredibly talented person has a unique skill set that adds service and value. I’m so incredibly thankful to have each one of them alongside me, investing their time and talents in Sweet & Saucy Life and believing in me.
Angela Linville, Project Director
Hey friends, I’m Angela! I’m a born and raised Missourian, with an unexpected tendency for wanderlust, and a love of all things Disney. I’m a work-at-home, homeschooling, crunchy, foodie mom, married to my high school sweetheart and raising our two miracle sons. With a degree in Hospitality Management, an entrepreneurial spirit, a love of numbers, and an appreciation for all things artistic and creative, I’ve always been a little good at a lot of things, with a Type A personality. I love a good list, but I love crossing everything off of a list even better! My love for event planning was fostered as ‘stage director’ in an 8th grade class play, and fully realized during an internship experience while participating in the Walt Disney World College Program. I naturally gravitate to the behind-the-scenes details of event planning, hosting, budgeting, and directing. I believe in the power of optimism, faith, and a smile.
Holly Tompkins, Graphic Designer
Hi, I’m Holly! I’m an east-coast girl, wife to a military man and mom to three tiny people. I’m a creative soul, lover of pretty things, a designer at heart and an accidental carpenter. I can usually be found heavily caffeinated and armed with lipstick and power tools.
Brand Mentors, Website & Marketing
As Brand Mentors® Certified Consultants, we have over a decade of experience in branding small businesses while creating the perfect recipe for producing high quality brands. Our recipe has been used on hundreds of small businesses, non-profits, campaigns, events and many more. Time and time again, our recipe has produced brands that not only look great, but out perform the competition. Let the brand experts create the perfect cake (brand) to represent your business by freeing up your time and resources to do what you do best, run your business!
Katie Genrich, Social Media
Hey, y’all! (As they say here in the South.) I’m Katie – the socialista of the team, responsible for all things Social Media. #SoFun
I am a communications enthusiast who is passionate about people! So yep, that means I was the girl in class who was often told she was talking too much. (Don’t worry, I am a recovering perfectionist, so my work always got done well!)
I am married to a stud of a guy, whom I met when I worked in a corporate setting (not a shock there because…#socializing…) and we have a super awesome toddler, a cat, a dog and a not-so-mini pig! (As a pet, not food!)
Through my business, The Social Save, I aim to help small businesses and nonprofits make a lasting and lucrative online presence through any and all social media outlets.
I love Jesus, my family, friends and….coffee. I live in Florida, but don’t really care about the beach or palm trees…I would rather have an actual fall season. Downton Abbey and Gilmore Girls are my two ALL-TIME favorite shows. I am a crunchy momma and wife – so anything unconventional and health-related is MY JAM (and probably my hobby!)