about 2017-07-06T22:12:39+00:00

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 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.

Shannon web team

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.


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!


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.

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.

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.

Jenn was born in Newport News, VA and is currently residing in Yorktown, Va – very close to the VCG Headquarters. Jenn attended Virginia Tech where she earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. Go Hokies! Jenn is our web developer and blogger. Jenn’s biggest passion in life is her three children, and managing their myriad of allergies. She also enjoys trail biking!