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Meet the Team

Emily Ley, Creative Director

Job Title: Design guru. Mama bear. Lover of stripes. Team Captain.

Fave color: Kelly green - since I was a little girl!

What’s on your desk: Wireless headphones, pics of the littles we prayed long and hard for, my Simplified Planner with lots of scribbles and notes clipped in, samples of a few new products coming soon and a half eaten bag of gummy bears.

Favorite quote: "Love is never stationary. In the end, love doesn't just keep thinking about it or planning for it. Simple put, love does." - Bob Goff, Love Does

Favorite morning beverage: a big, strong cappuccino

Secret talent: I can stay awake and in a remarkably good mood for an obscene amount of time. That's what three kids under five will teach you!

Favorite SP: 2016-17 Happy Stripe Daily

emily ley

Emily Ley, Creative Director

Job Title: Design guru. Mama bear. Lover of stripes. Team Captain.

Fave color: Kelly green - since I was a little girl!

What’s on your desk: Wireless headphones, pics of the littles we prayed long and hard for, my Simplified Planner with lots of scribbles and notes clipped in, samples of a few new products coming soon and a half eaten bag of gummy bears.

Favorite quote: "Love is never stationary. In the end, love doesn't just keep thinking about it or planning for it. Simple put, love does." - Bob Goff, Love Does

Favorite morning beverage: a big, strong cappuccino

Secret talent: I can stay awake and in a remarkably good mood for an obscene amount of time. That's what three kids under five will teach you!

Favorite SP: 2016-17 Happy Stripe Daily

Gina Hafley

Gina Hafley, Director of Marketing

Job Title: Marketing guru, strategy ninja, big idea bouncer off-er and calming voice of reason.

Fave color: Navy.

What’s on your desk: My Simplified Planner (open to the month - I love seeing an overview), my favorite Tervis Tumbler full of water and lots of ice, a cup full of brightly colored pens and three picture frames of my favorites - my husband and daughter, Heinz Chapel (the place we said "I Do") and the blue waters of the Caribbean.

Favorite quote: I realized this week that I just cannot do it all. So I will choose to do what I can, fabulously. - Clinton Kelly #newmommantra

Favorite morning beverage: Flavored coffee (any flavor) with a little sugar and half-and-half. Most days one cup is never enough!

Secret talent: I'm really good at putting things together. Ikea furniture or a kids toy with a million pieces and crazy directions - I'm your girl!

Favorite SP: Navy Dot - Weekly.

Brittany Werth

Brittany Werth, Director of Sales + Operations

Job Title: Idea bouncer-offer, order taker, number cruncher, sales reporter and random task doer with special skills in emoji usage

Fave color: Blue

What’s on your desk: MacBook, Sharpie pens in all the colors, gold paper clips, To-Do Notepad and a Navy Stripe Memory Box to hold all our wholesale orders in a stylish way. Also, probably 3 drinks at all times.

Favorite quote: All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney

Favorite morning beverage: Tall Flat White with 1 Splenda from Starbucks

Secret talent: Using toes like fingers, also I was a semi-professional baker 5 years ago

Favorite SP: 17-Month Weekly in Gold Pineapple!

McKenzie Fussell

McKenzie Fussell, Director of Community Development

Job Title: Official question answerer, social media rockstar, website tour guide, friend to all

Fave color: Every shade of blue!

What’s on your desk: a Kate Spade Dish gifted by Em, my devotional, an engagement pic of Pearce and I in a seashell frame (to remind me of home) and a monogrammed mousepad, of course!

Favorite quote: Colossians 3:14

Favorite morning beverage: Starbucks Iced Coffee

Secret talent: Can burn absolutely anything in the kitchen - REALLY WELL

Favorite SP: 2014 SP - I got to mark my wedding date in it! (#sentimental)

Hannah Myer

Hannah Myer, Director of Content + Brand Partnerships

Job Title: Writer and proofreader extraordinaire, Keeper of the EL blog, Professional note writer, Baby whisperer and all around right-hand-gal

Fave color: Any and every shade of blue

What’s on your desk: Aside from my computer, you can always find my Simplified Planner, a cute notepad for jotting things down, and my very favorite candle (Volcano scented by Capri Blue). Most of the time, there’s also a cup of coffee in some sort of fancy mug!

Favorite quote: “Had any other condition been better for you than the one in which you are in, divine love would have put you there. You are placed by God in the most suitable circumstances...since the Lord has ordered all things for your good." -C.H. Spurgeon

Favorite morning beverage: Coffee! Most of my mornings start with a skinny vanilla latte.

Secret talent: I can type faster using only one hand than I can with two- over 70 words per minute!

Favorite SP: The daily navy dot edition (2015) is my favorite. I love seeing each day broken down by the hour, and I adore anything navy!

Whitney Vass

Whitney Vass, Senior Designer

Job Title: Maker of beautiful things, In-house coffee barista, and lover of a great Instagram photo.

Fave color: Mint! And gold. And White! (does white count?)

What’s on your desk: iMac aka my first child, gold Beats headphones, my Simplified Planner with tons of crossed out lists, at least one cup of coffee, extra notepads and paperclips, a photo of my fiancé, and color swatches galore!

Favorite quote: "I will hold myself to a standard of grace not perfection"

Favorite morning beverage: Hazelnut coffee or cold brew with extra half-and-half and no sugar

Secret talent: I make a mean lemon cookie and have my black belt in Tae Kwon Do… watch out y’all!

Favorite SP: 2016 Gold Pineapple Daily

Dusty Pyatt

Dusty Pyatt, Project Manager

Job Title: Master of details and organization, Mama of four, Official office cupcake aficionado

Fave color: Navy and green!

What’s on your desk: Laptop, iced water, pic of my kiddos, to do list, my phone and pens. Lots of pens.

Favorite quote: "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." - B. M. Baruch

Favorite morning beverage: Ice water during the week, coffee on the weekends.

Secret talent: I crochet. Mostly blankets. Currently making (what seems like) 1000 granny squares to make my first granny square blanket.

Favorite SP: Currently, Mint Dot Weekly. Fuchsia weekly for 2017.

copyright 2016 emily ley