Executive Managing Director
Trish is passionate about community, social media engagement and return on relationships. From the time she launched her 1st website in 1997, Trish has been actively involved in social media and digital marketing. Today, she not only heads up the NC Blogger Network, she runs DayngrZone Media a digital marketing, advertising and design boutique, located along North Carolina’s beautiful Crystal Coast. One of the things that separates Trish from many of those working in the same space is her dedication to community and education. She currently teaches digital marketing and social media at Carteret Community College, and brings together the area’s tech community as the founder of both Geek Breakfast and Social Media Club‘s local chapters, through monthly events. As if that weren’t enough, Trish is also the founder of eMail Our Military, a site that supports military service members through email and social media, and she’s the co-founder of East Coast NC, a local lifestyle website bringing the best of where to go, what to see, and what to do along North Carolina’s East Coast.
Most importantly, she’s a mom to three amazing kids, an adventure-seeker, and loves connecting people together. When she’s not online, she enjoys dabbling in digital photography, traveling, reading, and spending time with her kids, affectionately known as The Dayngrous Duo.
Leigh Powell Hines, a former TV Journalist/Communications Executive, combined motherhood and her journalism experience and started The Hines-Sight Blog, a lifestyle/travel blog to inspire parents to pack their bags for family travels. On her blog, hotels are just as important as the destination. As founder of #outaboutnc, an online social media community, she guides visitors to the best places to see, eat, and stay in North Carolina. As Luxury/Family Travel Editor for Skimbaco Lifestyle, she has the insights on the latest happenings in luxury hotels, spa trends, family travel, and events. She also believes a weekend road trip is when families can have the most fun. Leigh is proud of her Southern roots. She loves simple food, has a passion for hotels, likes to be silly and adores Raleigh and N.C.
Originally from Millbrook, Alabama, Ragan now lives along North Carolina’s Crystal Coast with her husband and adorable Mini Pinscher, Bammer.
Ragan graduated from University of Alabama with a Bachelors Degree in Restaurant, Hotel and Meetings Management (aka Hospitality Event Planning). When she’s not working on Brand Influencer Campaigns or planning events for our network, she loves fawning over her dog, Bammer and practicing the art of calligraphy. She also enjoys exploring and kayaking the beaches of Emerald Isle, hunting for shark teeth at the beach located on Camp Lejeune, and hitting up the slopes in Beech Mountain with her husband.
Allie is a professional photographer from Miami, who has made the Crystal Coast her home. She’s an active member of Professional Photographers of America and Wedding and Portrait Photography International. Allie loves telling stories through the images she takes. For her, photography takes a symbolic form. One image can compliment the story, whether it’s being lived at the moment, or later on when that one story is told. She loves what she does and she enjoys meeting amazing people and getting to know their stories. She’s a pet and nature lover, an adventure seeker who takes pleasure in trying new foods. She especially enjoys a good cup of coffee, meditation, reading and inspiring others!
Allie finds great joy in being involved in her community and loves to network with those who have similar interests. For Allie, life is good and she can’t wait to meet you along this journey.
Sarah loves to express her creative side through art, photography, scrapbooking and a bit of DIY. She spends at least a small portion of each weekend on another project in her “new to us” house (aka foreclosure to home). She enjoys thrifting – the adventure, the hunt, the unexpected find. She was born and raised in the South. She says y’all, likes tea sweet, but is not a fan of barbeque or grits. She blogs to share and because, frankly, she is a bit talkative. She also blogs at Mom in Chapel Hill where she shares ideas for exploring the Triangle with your kids.
Our former regional ambassador for the Triad, Madison has been creating quality logos and websites for graphic design clients for over 5 years. She specializes in blog and web design through her studio, Grace + Vine Studios. Her passion is working with small business owners and lifestyle bloggers to create a cohesive brand that represents not only their company or blog but their personal goals and aspirations. Madison an her husband just welcomed their first little one, October 2015.