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 Thursday, October 26th, 2023

Carteret Community College Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center

3915 US-70, Morehead City, NC 28557

8 am - 4 pm 

 $125.00 Registration Fee


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Booth Parker

Booth attended NC State University where she earned a B.S. in Business-Finance Concentration and a Master's Degree in Accounting. She has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant since 2005. Booth worked in the automobile industry as a CFO for nearly 15 years with her family's Stevenson Automotive Group. During that time, she started a side business, Haley and the Hound, a women's and children's clothing brand. In 2020, Booth became a Master Certified Financial Coach and shifted her career focus to financial coaching and serving a small group of accounting clients. In 2023, Booth launched a podcast, Mom-enomics, that focuses on financial topics affecting families. Booth has been married to Wood Parker since March 2004 and has one son, Wood V, ECHS Class of 2025.  Booth serves on multiple Board of Directors: Treasurer for the Crystal Coast Hospice House, Treasurer for the Carteret County Economic Foundation, and the Diaconate and Finance Committee of First Baptist Church. Booth shares her love for all things home and cooking on her lifestyle blog at



Tina Hamric

Tina G Hamric is a partner at Chused Patterson & Co. CPA’s, they are an accounting firm that provides tax and accounting services to businesses, individuals, and nonprofits. Tina is a graduate from Meredith College and has been in the accounting profession for 37 years. Tina has lived in Atlantic Beach with her husband Marc for 10 years and in 2021 her daughter Carson and son-in-law John moved to Morehead City to be closer to family. Tina is the proud “GiGi” of two beautiful grandchildren Merritt and Griffin. Having family closer has allowed Tina the opportunity to balance professional and personal life more consistently. A small community life built on the importance of relationships, hard work and a strong faith were values that provided Tina the opportunity to thrive.



Stephanie McIntyre

Stephanie has spent her entire life living and working in North Carolina. Growing up in Greensboro, NC in a large family of five, with a father who worked on the road and a stay-at-home mom who had her attention divided five ways, Stephanie learned at an early age how to schedule and plan her days to achieve her future goals.

Having a dream as an 8-year-old, to be a Carolina Cheerleader was a driving force to seek admission to UNC Chapel Hill. In “Blue Heaven” Stephanie cheered on the field and on the court with well renowned players, she too, acquired her title as Miss ACC Cheerleader of the Year. Along with a degree in Education, she met and married her college sweetheart, and they have two successful grown children and a black lab named Onyx.

Morehead City has become her home for the second time in her life. After years of business experience in the Sales field, Apartment Management, Education and Coaching, Stephanie found that large scale Event Planning was her love and hence has devoted over 22 years to building the economic powerhouse event -The North Carolina Seafood Festival to State, Regional and International Award-Winning Status while being one of the largest economic drivers in eastern NC.

Feeling a strong calling to help other nonprofits, Stephanie now has her own business, Staircase Event & Sponsorship Management. Staircase allows her to share her extensive knowledge in the event and sponsorship realms. As an Award Winning, Certified Event Planner with over 25 years of experience in the industry, Stephanie is grateful to bring her excellence and commitment to work for you! Any organization seeking guidance and assistance will receive Stephanie’s passion for expanding opportunities for their event to grow, excel and increase profitability, “One Step at a Time”.

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Tracey Buck

Tracey is a people-growing joy maker who has spent years growing management teams and operations. Her energetic and inspirational leadership style has led to various opportunities to cultivate positive, growing work cultures, including a medical business, a construction company, and three Great Clips franchise groups, with over 65 salons under her purview. Tracey also has a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and in November 2022, after 18 months of planning, she launched her own business, The Esther Tea Company – a celebration of her lifelong love of tea and the inspiring life of Queen Esther. Esther Tea Company celebrates ordinary women living extraordinary lives. "I wanted to build a business to glorify God but wasn't sure what it would look like," Tracey explained. "After a season of unsettling, the Lord opened the door for me to marry my love for tea and women empowerment to form Esther Tea Company. My company's vision is designed to honor God first, inspire women second with the best all-natural hand-blended tea. Several women who have profoundly impacted my life have become a part of Esther Tea Company with signature teas that share their unique stories." As part of opening a tea business, Tracey has become a certified tea sommelier. Tracey utilizes her natural enthusiasm and zeal for life coupled with the background
of care she used in her more than ten years as a surgical intensive care nurse. She's been recognized for her leadership and is a sought-after professional speaker -- having spoken at a wide variety of conferences and events. She encourages others to pursue their passions and find joy in the process. Tracey is mom to three boys – 13-year-old Karson; 25-year-old Ben; and her oldest son, Wes, who went to heaven in 2021. In her free time, Tracey enjoys hiking, kayaking, and spending time with her boys. Tracey is fueled by her faith and is on a lifelong quest to create joy through growth.



Jillian Farrington

Jillian Farrington Lister is the Founder of Set Sail Marketing Agency. Jillian has a degree in Brand Management Marketing from North Carolina State University (Go Pack!), She was fortunate to land her dream job following graduation. An internship with a Cary, NC boutique turned into a full-time job, building their brand through social media from the ground up. On the side, she was helping a friend market her business that ended up being featured on Shark Tank! This experience on After the Tank then led to her next job opportunity! In 2016, she was asked to join the team at Transportation Impact, back on the coast, as their Senior Marketing Coordinator.

Within the past 6 years, she has been fortunate to have helped over 75 small businesses grow their digital footprint through social media and email automation.

At Set Sail Marketing Agency, she is able to continue to do what she loves, while sharing her passion and knowledge with businesses in eastern North Carolina.



Erin Cloninger

Erin Cloninger is a Marketing Manager at Set Sail Marketing Agency. Erin has a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from North Carolina State University (Go Pack!). She grew up on Emerald Isle and couldn't imagine going anywhere else post graduation. She was fortunate to land her first “Big Girl Job”, as she calls it, after college with a local marketing agency. She has been working in social media marketing for the last three years and has loved every minute of it. Erin has a passion for working with small businesses. Over the past three years, she has been able to help over 35 small businesses grow their digital footprint through social media marketing. At Set Sail Marketing Agency, she is able to continue to do what she loves, while sharing her passion and knowledge with businesses in eastern North Carolina.



Brooke Lupton


Brooke Lupton is a Beaufort native, where shes grown up with paintbrushes and seashells. Brooke studied art through grade school and into college. Brooke graduated from Meredith College with an art degree in 2008. She is married to Hunter and have two children, Finn and McKinley. Her husband gave her the nickname "Salty Girl" when they were dating and in 2011, this nickname and her love for the salt water and painting lead to her starting "Salty Girl Designs" . Her work often echoes her coastal heritage and the passion of the moment inspires the colors. Opening her studio and shairing her work has been a dream come true.





Anna Segrave

Anna Segrave is one of the founders and owners of the Downtown Barre, a lululemon strategic sales boutique and fitness studio that offers barre, indoor cycle, infrared yoga, and Pilates classes in Morehead City, NC. She has a degree in advertising and marketing from UNC Chapel Hill and has worked as an account executive for Audi USA and University Health Systems at ad agencies in Raleigh and Greenville, NC. She also has experience as a Christian youth director and an editor for a local parenting magazine. She discovered her love for barre in 2012 and decided to pursue her dream of opening a studio with her business partner, Samantha Ward, 11 years ago. Anna has always loved working with people and being creative and is happy to be able to cultivate her talents and love of fitness into a career that helps others be their best. Anna lives in Morehead City with her husband and three children.



Grace Bell

Grace Bell is an artist and a photographer based in Morehead City, North Carolina. Grace is 22 years old and has been selling her artwork full time for the past 5 years as well as photographing families, local events, and so much more! 





Emily Newnam

During the summer of 2009 a true southern girl from eastern North Carolina took a chance on a new life in the low country and made a spontaneous move down to Charleston, South Carolina. Meredith College graduate, Emily Newnam (owner and designer) instantly fell in love with the historical city and the laid back lifestyle that surrounded it.  Drawing inspiration from the southern coastal way of life and the classic style of southern women, Emily created a line of knit sundresses. Within months of her wildest dreams, Southern Frock was born.

After moving back to Raleigh, North Carolina to be closer to family and friends, she debuted the spring/summer 2010 collection of six dresses and one skirt to close girlfriends in April 2010 and by June began retailing in local boutiques.

Currently in their 13th season, Emily has partnered with her mother, Betsy, as they continue the vision of a laid back sundress collection.  SOUTHERN fROCK is currently retailed in Belk Department stores and boutiques through out the east coast & Caribbean