Mandy Edwards

Mandy Edwards is the owner of ME Marketing Services, a social media marketing & website design company that provides social media consulting & management and website design services to businesses of all sizes. A graduate of the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, Mandy has 15+ years of sales & marketing experience. Past work experience has included print advertising sales and local store marketing for Chick-fil-A. Locally, Mandy is involved in her community through Professional Women of Statesboro, the Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation, and the Blue Mile Foundation. She is a contributing writer to Business 2 Community and the Southern Coterie. Mandy is a graduate of Leadership Bulloch, a past honoree of the Statesboro Herald’s Top 20 Under 40, and in 2015, she was a StatSocial Top 100 Social Media Power Influencer. In 2016, she was honored as one of the University of Georgia’s prestigious 40 Under 40 Alumni. Mandy is also a graduate of the second co-hort of the Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation’s Women’s Leadership Academy. She married to State Prosecuting Attorney Ben Edwards and is the proud mother of two redheaded daughters who constantly keep her on her toes.


lindsay hopkins

I'm the artist and illustrator behind Pen & Paint. I'm a busy mama of two silly little boys and a sweet baby girl. I am southern girl with a loud laugh, a sensitive heart and a little bit of sarcasm on the side. I like to draw and paint a lot.

I developed a love for art at a young age. My childhood was filled with drawing, coloring, and creative projects. In a college art history class my love for art came alive. I began painting for friends and family, but it wasn't until I left the work place to stay at home with my first child that I discovered the opportunity to sell her art in the handmade community of Etsy.

In 2009, I began selling hand painted nursery/children's artwork and custom designs. It evolved into smaller paintings and home decor, and in February 2012 I started drawing. I knew it was time for a change and Pen & Paint came together a few months later offering inspiring art prints, colorful stationery, along with fun hand-painted canvases.

Pen & Paint licenses artwork through Jewel Branding and is privileged to do work for Pictura USA, Workman Publishing, Studio-M, and Get Uncommon. 


haile mccollum

Haile McCollum is the Owner of FM Brand and Design where her team develops, documents and extends brands through creative business strategies. She has worked with many Thomasville businesses on brand strategy and visual identity including Blackberry Patch, Sweetgrass Dairy, Fuzzy Goat and Live Young. 

In addition to running her brand and design studio, Haile’s is the Creative Director of Thom, a bi-annual arts and culture magazine published by the Thomasville Center for the Arts.

She has worked with artists and companies worldwide including: Disney, Walmart, Target, Shutterfly and others. She was featured as a Country Living Woman Entrepreneur in 2007. Her work has been featured in Country Living, Southern Living, Real Simple, InStyle, Garden and Gun and O Magazine.

Haile has a B.S. in Human Development from Vanderbilt University and an M.F.A. in Graphic design from The Savannah College of Art and Design. She lives in a historic house in Thomasville with her husband, Ben, her 2 boys, Parker (13) and William (9) and their 2 Spaniels, Max and Judge.