Kira Wood is the owner and photographer of Jolie Boudoir. She has been in the industry for 10 years, and her work has been published nationally. She went to school for graphic design before pursuing photography. “My favorite part is knowing how empowered and confident women feel after a session,” said Kira. She is member of multiple small networking groups and enjoys mentoring other photographers in her genre. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, Kylie (8) and Luke (4). In her free time, Kira likes taking cycling classes at Cycle Bar or riding on her Peloton as well as traveling with her family and painting.
Ashley Carroll Hooker is an interior designer and marketing expert for LAMBERT Architecture + Interiors. She was recently awarded the Winston Under 40 Award and the Traid Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. She has a degree in interior architecture from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is the Co-President of Echelon Young Leaders Service Group through The Salvation Army and does nonprofit work benefitting the homeless and Boys/Girls Club. In her spare time, she enjoys running with Fleet Feet and indoor cycling with Peloton. She also loves spending time with her two children, Olivia (10) and Matthew (5).
Holly Langton is a retail administrative assistant with The Barn on Country Club. “I’ve learned a lot since starting at the barn from painting furniture to coordinating deliveries and all other administrative responsibilities,” said Holly. “I’m always learning and I love it!” She is very active at work as well as when she has time to relax. She enjoys yoga, hiking and glamping (otherwise known as glamorous camping). She also loves spending time with her husband and family, traveling, crocheting and, now, painting furniture!
Becca Breeden is the creator of the Instagram blog, @WinstonWandering. She was inspired to create this blog when she moved to Winston-Salem from South Carolina in 2016 because she saw the need for a page that displays the history, beautiful spots, delicious restaurants and locally owned stores in Winston-Salem. She hopes her Instagram page has inspired locals to discover hidden gems, learn about new businesses and developments, and pay respects to the city’s favorite places. During COVID, she has tried to support locals by purchasing from local businesses and advertising for many on her Instagram feed. While Winston Wandering is her creative outlet, she is an Insurance Underwriter at National General Insurance by day. She is also a member of the Junior League of Winston-Salem, New Benefactors of Old Salem and Echelon Winston-Salem.
Lindsey Little is the new office manager at Sunrise Yoga Studio. Fitness and well-being have always been an avid interest of hers. In 2009, while living in Atlanta, she began attending classes at a local gym and loved it so much that she went on to get certified to teach Group Kick (cardio kickboxing) through Body Training Systems in 2010. She also began taking yoga classes while there, and this sparked her yoga journey. After practicing yoga off and on for many years, Lindsey made the decision to get serious about her practice in 2019. She started taking classes at Sunrise in 2019 and quickly fell in love with the relaxed and friendly atmosphere that Sunrise offers. She then decided to deepen her knowledge and understanding of yoga by joining Sunrise’s 200-hour teacher training program, which she graduated from in August of 2020. She loved it so much that she decided to embark upon Sunrise’s 300-hour teacher training program in her journey to become a 500-hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher. As the studio was poised to reopen in September of 2020, owner and operator of Sunrise Yoga Studio, Valerie Kiser, needed support and Lindsey was ready to take on the role as office manager. Lindsey has a degree in business marketing from The University of Alabama. In her spare time, Lindsey enjoys studying a variety of different topics such as Western and Vedic astrology and holistic medicine, taking her dog for walks in nature and spending time with her two children.