Shelby McKee is a freelance web & UI designer based in Mooresville, North Carolina. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Certificate of Graphic Design & Digital Imaging from University of Massachusetts in May 2021 with highest honors. She currently volunteers as the UX/UI Design Director for a nonprofit called Survivor Central that connects domestic abuse survivors with local resources using a confidential web application. In her free time, Shelby enjoys going to the beach, playing the piano, taking her dog Piglet for walks, and watching documentaries. At LFPR, she works to design, create, modify, and maintain client websites while ensuring a user-friendly experience.
Sally Whitehead has been a freelance writer and editor for many years, as well as a small-business owner and part-time marketing director. While living in New York City, she studied extensively with the late author, Madeleine L’Engle, author of over eighty books, including A Wrinkle in Time. Sally authored a memoir published by Harper Collins, entitled The Truth Shall Set You Free, and has essays included in the anthology, A Circle of Friends: Remembering Madeleine L’Engle and Armstrong State University textbook, Word by Word. She is a past board member of the Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire and presently volunteers as a voter registration educator.
Crystal Vogel joined LFPR in October 2018 and earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Professional Communications with a minor in theatre from Georgia Southern University. She also completed a semester-long study abroad program in Siena, Italy studying travel writing, advanced composition, anthropology, and art history. At LFPR she works with writing and issuing news releases, design, media coverage evaluation, research, and social media management and content generation. Prior to joining the LFPR team, Crystal completed an internship with Mamie Ruth, a local clothing brand that is found nation-wide, doing their PR, social media management, event planning, content creation, and blog writing.
Allie Robinson was born and raised in Savannah, GA and joined LFPR in August 2020. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from Georgia Southern University where she was an active member of the Public Relations Student Society of America and Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She also completed an internship with the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority where she managed their social media, wrote and distributed news releases, and organized events for the community. Allie enjoys going to the beach, trying new restaurants in town, watching The Food Network, and taking her dog Ace on walks. At LFPR she works with writing news releases, media coverage evaluation, research, social media management and content generation.
Kristyn joined LFPR in 2016. She earned her Bachelor of Science in public relations and marketing from Georgia Southern University, where she was an active member of the Public Relations Student Society of America and co-host of a weekly radio show on WVGS 91.9 The Buzz. Kristyn currently serves on the Bryan County Bark Park Board of Directors and is a member of the Richmond Hill Kiwanis Club. She manages writing news releases and placing media coverage, client liaison, research, media coverage evaluation, client event coordination, and social media management and content generation at LFPR.
Hollie Barnidge holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri. She joined LFPR in 2015. Hollie has worked at a number of publications, including daily newspapers and lifestyle magazines, and served as a regional editor for Morris Multimedia Inc. for seven years. Through her time spent as a Main Street Program manager, Hollie amassed experience in small business and economic development, marketing, planning and preservation, design, and volunteer management.
Lesley Francis has over thirty years’ experience in public relations. British-born Lesley founded her first agency in London, England in 1998, and over nine years she grew it into the 14th-largest in the UK. After selling her business to a global media group in 2007, she ran their global PR division for two years until relocating to Savannah, Georgia, where she became a naturalized American citizen. Lesley set up LFPR in 2011, and the agency has grown every year through its “can-do” attitude and the team’s ability to design and execute integrated campaigns that target the right audiences and key influencers. This approach provides LFPR’s clients with a solid and measurable return on investment.