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Cyn is a community activator, muse and creative entrepreneur.
She is the organizer and host for PechaKucha Night Raleigh, an organizer for ideaSPARK, a founding member of Independent Communicators Alliance and the 2014/15 president of Business and Professional Women, Triangle Chapter. She is a creative director, designer, illustrator, photographer and an award-winning artist who shows and sells artwork worldwide. She is an expert in print and online publishing, book manufacturing, marketing, branding and product packaging.
Her company, Cynergie Studio, is a design and packaging agency. For over 15 years they’ve work with business owners to provide creative services and brand building solutions. This year they launched Brand & Book, an imprint focused on empowering indie authors.
Her background includes co-owner of an innovative software product for the printing industry, co-owner of a small press shop, art director for a corporate health-care company, managing editor of a local newspaper, and creator and product designer of Choice Reward an award-winning behavior product that helps families manage expectations and behaviors.
She is an early adopter of technology, innovation and is highly responsive to the ideas and needs of customers. She is friendly, easy to work with, and consistently delivers more than expected.
Cyn values honesty, accomplishment, and creativity and is passionate about ideas, art, and community. And she puts her values to work in her community. She is the Raleigh city organizer for PechaKucha Night Raleigh since 2009 and ideaSPARK (SPARKcon) since 2009. Cyn is a 1999 founding member of Independent Communicator’s Alliance, a group dedicated to helping local creatives succeed and was 2014/15 president of Business and Professional Women of Raleigh as well as a member since 2008. She is a longtime member of Visual Art Exchange and North Carolina Museum of Art. In her spare time, she writes a series of articles A Conversation with … for Triangle Artworks.
She admires the wit of Jane Austen, common sense of Seth Godin and color palette of Vincent Van Gogh. Cyn is moma to two amazing daughters. Carlee who lives in fancy San Francisco, CA and Rianna, a hipster living in Brooklyn, NY.
Cyn calls on these talented team collaborators to get the work done!
Sharon Foley Technologist + IT This gal is the brain behind our back-end strategy when it comes to website development projects. She has a sweet speciality in taxonomy that our clients really value and it shows on the final website products. She also a wiz on marketing, analytics, and social media strategies.
Fun Fact: Sharon is living the dream with her husband, 3 horses, 2 cats and a dog on her horse farm in sunny Florida.
Irma Macgregor, Product Specialist Irma is Cyn’s mama. When she retired she decided to keep working a bit and helps with sourcing products and promotional products to support our clients.
Fun Fact: Irma once literally sailed into the sunset on a 37 foot Criscraft for 10 years! Alas, she is land locked now with a new love: ballroom dancing.
Larry Evans, Creative Director, Film Producer + Editor A talented director, editor and producer with a keen eye for blending video with audio to craft an exceptional video story. A graduate of UNC Chapel Hill with a B.A in Film his background includes television, video & movie production and producing.
Fun Facts: You may have seen Larry on stage in Raleigh, he is a talented actor, or you may have seen one of his five short films.
Suzanne Wood, Writer, Journalist + Content Producer – A wiz with words Suzanne’s passion is writing. She is a journalist who digs deep to find the core messages and weaves them into compelling stories, articles, annual reports, press releases and books.
Fun Facts: Suzanne has a knack for getting to the point rather quickly, a skill that comes in handy as the mother of twins.
Maria Mauriello, Writer, Editor + Content Producer – Whether Maria is writing blog posts, web copy, e-newsletters, feature stories, or marketing collateral, the result is the same. Solid writing that will inform, influence and inspire your key audiences.
Fun Facts: Maria is on a new adventure checking out the Chicago area, brrrr!
Nicole Luter, Writer, Editor + Project Manager – A wordsmith with an undeniable eye for detail and a serious yen for project management, she has written on a gamut of topics – from healthcare to the arts to technology, and beyond.
Fun facts: She once had a gig working out of the FBI headquarters basement in Washington, DC (a la Mulder and Scully), she lived in Paris and Prague, and recently spent 35 days walking across Spain solo.
Teri Saylor, Journalist + Photographer – Teri is a weaver of stories. Her style includes traditional narrative storytelling, PowerPoint, speeches, press releases, profiles, questions-and-answers, annual reports, photography, essays, and oral history.
Fun facts: She runs marathons!, a lover of cats, and she is the official PechaKucha Night Raleigh photographer.
Miranda Volborth, Copyeditor, Writer, Photographer – Miranda creates unique communications strategies for nonprofit, government, and academic clients. She is married to a firefighter and has an adorable baby girl.
Fun fact: Once, many years ago, she ran away with the circus. She’s back now.
Jonathan Chaney, Copyeditor, Proofreader – Jonathan can spot a runaway comma from fifty yards.
Fun Fact: He likes pens, politics, and pints. Maybe not in that order.