For more than 18 years, Megan has worked on the creative side of business development. Her graphic design degree and abilities landed a variety of positions, including: designer for a creative firm, head of an in-house marketing & design department, senior designer at a custom printer, as well as work as a freelance designer, writer and brand consultant.
Gathering from these experiences, Megan started a full-service design firm, MSB Design, in early 2015. The company offers brand development, creative writing, graphic design and print management. Guided by Megan’s need to always be learning, MSB Design submerges itself into each client’s industry, thereby becoming a go-to creative partner rather than simply an outside vendor.
Megan graduated Sum Cum Laude from Appalachian State University with a BFA in Graphic Design after attending on a full academic scholarship. During her career, Megan’s work has won awards in both the design and print arenas.
Kelly Earp, PhD, MA brings extensive (17yrs) and diverse experience to her advisory board role with Epic Services and Consulting. Dr. Earp’s training is multidisciplinary (PhD, Public Health; MA, Medical Anthropology; BA, Psychology/Anthropology) and her body of work includes research, entrepreneurship, strategy, operations, implementation, and technical skill-sets. These efforts have included work across multiple sectors (corporate, government, non-profit, academic) and funders (i.e., private, government – NIH, USAID, CDC, etc.). Dr. Earp has worked both domestically and internationally (Haiti, Tanzania). Her research specific work has focused on methods, implementation, process, behavior change and evaluation across the following focus areas: mental health, cross-cultural health, cultural models, cross-cultural methodologies, infectious disease, international health, and stigmatized conditions.
From 2013-2016, Dr. Earp co-founded a mobile health technology company focused on developing self-management programs for mild to moderate depression and anxiety; in this role, she worked across multiple verticals in the company including strategy (both business and product), financial forecasting, product development, partnership development, marketing, human resources, and data analytics. Currently, she offers her consulting services through KayeM, Inc. and also holds concurrent affiliations with Global Health Liaisons, Duke University School of Nursing, and Pamlico Rose Institute for Community Sustainability.
Mark brings to the team over 35 years in the electric utility industry with proven management and executive leadership experience in environmental compliance program implementation, environmental policy and strategy development/ implementation, nuclear power plant operations, and business unit EHS management system integration. Following my retirement from Duke Energy, I have worked part time for the environmental engineering firm ELM Site Solutions, Inc. and as a senior consultant for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
Native of Durham,NC
Graduate of UNC/Chapel Hill / BSBA
Licensed Customshouse Broker /Qualifying Officer FMC International Freight Forwarder License
Winner of the 2016 Leaders in Commerce Award of the Charlotte World Trade Association
Regular speaker in both Export and Import seminars
Consultant in international transport and associated regulatory compliance areas
After leaving the Army Mr Simpson started his sales career with Philip Morris USA as a Regional Saleman. His next career move, which would continue for the next 25+ years, was to the Filtration Industry starting with Fram Corporation and Precisionaire, Inc. His progression from employee to owner occurred in the late 1970s when he and his partners formed Dust Stop Corporation at the time consolidation was occurring in the industry. Mr Simpson and his partners accomplished multiple acquisitions and developed an organization encompassing Air & water Filtration. The resulting company Continental Air Filters servicing customers worldwide. Mr Simpson was VP of Sales as well as spearheading acquisitions. Also due to depth of industry knowledge was heavily involved with operational activities. In the late 1990s Mr Simpson retired from the industry and translated his entrepreneur experience to focus on commercial real estate and other business opportunities.
Janet has 35+ years’ experience in finance and management across various industries with increasing responsibilities. Her experience was obtain through employment with US and French public companies as well as privately held entities. Public US companies included RJR Industries, Philip Morris and Abbott Laboratories. French companies with US locations were Allibert USA and Beneteau USA. Private Industry CorrFlex Graphics, LLC & VeriCorr Packaging, LLC (owned by CorrFlex Graphics, LLC). Since 1992 she has held Executive/Officer level finance positions and in 1998 became member of CorrFlex Graphics, LLC. Ms Simpson has extensive Finance, Operations Management and Accounting experience including multiple M&A transactions. She obtained a BS-Accounting Degree from University of NC. MS. Simpson retired as COO from VeriCorr Packaging, LLC in 2007.
Sheldon Mccurry Stokes
Sheldon is currently an attorney at Johnston, Allison & Hord, P.A. in Charlotte North Carolina. Her practice primarily focuses on the area of corporate law representing privately owned businesses. She graduated law school in 2016 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to law school, she pursued her undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduating in 2012. Sheldon is a Lincolnton native who continues to maintain close ties to the community.
Samuel A. Tate
Samuel is a entrepreneur, software engineer, and managing member of Civvis, LLC. He serves on the firm's executive committee and is the head of Digital Solutions and Customer Success. As a technical advisor to Epic, Samuel brings over 10 years of experience in the IT sector. His background includes software development, software design, information security, digital marketing, and digital sales. He has worked with Fortune 500 and enterprise companies, higher ed, and State & Federal agencies.
Samuel received his B.S. degree from Appalachian State University. He currently lives in Raleigh, NC - where is company is headquartered. He works closely with community leaders and provides pro bono IT services and consulting to area non-profits and charities.