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Passion for your business drives us.

We are a small but MIGHTY marketing and advertising agency.  We partner with medical practices and businesses to help them GROW.  We are passionate about our clients both large and small and we are deeply committed to helping them succeed. We love working with clients that care about their brand, value great design and know that marketing is the key to growth.  

How can we help you?

CAROL

Carol is our founder and ruthless brand defender. She is a Hampton Roads native and a graduate of Mary Washington College (BS – Art & Biology) and UNC-Greensboro (MFA).  Carol spent many years teaching at the college level and as a professional photographer before she opened Virginia Creative Group. She loves all things art and design. She is a mother of two tiny humans and one adorable dog named Redford.

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Shannon is our website administrator and master of all things online. With over two decades of experience,  Shannon has analyzed, planned, created and measured the success of digital communication efforts, including user-centric content for web, social and email. When she’s not building websites, she enjoys raising two beautiful children and a jam-packed-never-sit-still kind of life. Shannon has a B.A. in English and Philosophy from Randolph-Macon College.

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Kirk is a proud Bluffton, South Carolina native. He graduated from Clemson University and he comes to Virginia Creative Group with a wealth of experience and knowledge. Kirk is our lead graphic designer and “eagle eye” copy master. Kirk is a green tea and sushi lover, fanatically terrible golfer, kayak fisherman, watercolor wannabe, devoted husband, proud father and grandfather!

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Emily is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated from Meredith College with her Bachelors in Art and then earned her Masters from UNC. Emily worked as a designer and illustrator for years before she turned to teaching at the college level. Emily is our illustrator, nerdy typographer, designer and adds a bit of comic relief from time to time.  Emily is a devoted wife and can be seen often momming around with her three children in her tricked out minivan.

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Heather joined Virginia Creative Group to help with our ever expanding social media work in 2013. In 2016, she decided to retire from teaching and join VCG full time as a project manager.  She is a VCU grad with years of experience in visual merchandising and teaching. She knows her way around a #hashtag, loves her church and when she isn’t working, she is busy raising two handsome boys.

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Kristen joins the Virginia Creative Group as a local search optimization specialist. Kristen grew up in Yorktown, VA where she, her parents and two sisters have lived the majority of their lives. She went to James Madison University for two years and returned back to the Hampton Roads area to start working. Kristen loves being on the water, is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and enthusiast and has visited over 13 countries!

Lauren, our social media specialist, joins the Virginia Creative Group from Holly Springs, NC where she lives with her husband of 20 years and four fantastic children. Lauren attended Brigham Young University in Idaho and worked in medical insurance for medical practices before stepping away to raise and educate her children. Lauren is passionate about diabetes education, as her youngest daughter is a Type 1 diabetic.

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Susan attended Peace College in Raleigh, NC. She joined the Virginia Creative Group in 2015. She helps on social media, Adwords and other fun as needed. She is a Hampton Roads native who graduated from Tabb High School. She is a proud Navy Spouse of 17 years. Susan is a devoted mother of five wonderful children (including her husband) and can often be sighted in her natural habitat on US 17 ferrying them about.

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Sarah Gaither is a native North Carolinian. She graduated from Meredith College with a BA in Art Education. After teaching elementary art for several years, she explored the world of visual merchandising and product design.  She joins the Virginia Creative Group as a product designer, master proofreader, receipt specialist and go-getter of the little things.  When she is not hard at work with VCG, she loves traveling, painting and hanging out with friends, family and her favorite pooch, Penny.

Robin was born and raised in Northern Virginia and later attended Mary Washington College,  graduating with a BA in English.  After retiring from a career in public service, she spent a few years as a full-time wife and mother before joining the team as our Blog Master.  A lover of all things flamingo, she can be found with a cup of coffee in her hand, a book in her bag, and a German Shepherd Dog at her side.

Our Virginia Creative Group Intern, Joy, is studying Photography and Media Arts. She began her training in Kentucky where she spent two years in technical school mastering the art of Photoshop and Lightroom. She also studied at Brigham Young University-Idaho, but missed the green of the East Coast, so thankfully she planted herself in Virginia to continue her education. Before working for Virginia Creative Group, Joy worked as a restaurant manager. The opportunity to work in her field of study is a dream come true. In her free time, Joy enjoys playing the piano and taking pictures down by the water.

Caitlin is from Yorktown, Virginia, and has lived in the area her whole life. She graduated from VCUarts in Richmond with a major in graphic design and a minor in marketing. Caitlin is one of our designers and she loves all things artsy and creative. She’ll doodle on anything she can get her hands on and loves to collect mermaid art! Caitlin’s favorite things include: cats, cheese fries, and sunny days outside on the beach and camping in the mountains.