Women on the Move: September

Kristina Ebbink was born in Ontario, Canada and grew up primarily in Southern California. A graduate of the University of California at San Diego, she worked in the travel industry until her husband’s career brought them to Winston-Salem in 1995. Living on the opposite coast from friends and family, Kristina discovered volunteer opportunities at The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem as a way to meet new people in the area. She and her husband ended up meeting a network of friends who became like family, and they have been involved with the company ever since. Kristina has worked, on and off, as the marketing director for The Little Theatre for more than 13 years and recently felt the need to focus on the heart of the organization, which has always been its volunteers. “I’ll never forget how welcomed we felt to both The Little Theatre and to Winston-Salem when we moved here,” said Kristina. “As the volunteer coordinator, I want to make sure that sense of community continues to thrive and grow.” When she’s not “doing theatre,” Kristina works with her husband, Kevin, who owns Compass Financial Services, and enjoys traveling, enjoying time with friends and family (who moved here!) and, of course, seeing plays and musicals.

 

Courtney Milleson is a board-certified Physician Assistant at Digestive Health Specialists. She attended college in her hometown of Wilmington, NC and received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where she graduated with honors in exercise science and a minor in Biology. She then went on to complete her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from High Point University. Courtney moved to Winston-Salem in 2019. She is currently a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Courtney enjoys exercising and cooking with her husband. She attends Two Cities Church with her husband on the weekends.

 

Lori Martin is the founder and CEO of Featherpick Boutique & Gift Shop which started as an Etsy company. “I finally took a leap of faith and opened a storefront in 2020 in King that turned into a boutique/gift shop,” said Lori. “I thank God for everything He has blessed me with.” Lori is also spray tan certified and owns a tanning salon called Silver Wings Wellness and Tanning. In her spare time, Lori loves spending time with horses, riding four wheelers and outfishing her husband! She also enjoys time with her husband, Jay, and her three kids, Levi, Lacie and Lane. “And, I wouldn’t be where I am today without my parents, Larry and Linda, my best friend, Megan and my former boss and best friend, Loretta!”

 

Harris Gross is the owner of Gold Leaf Productions (GLP). “I’ve always had a love for videography but never believed I could make a business out of it,” said Harris. “After going to school for a degree in construction management, I soon realized my heart would never be full unless I was able to create my own business and make my own schedule. I then took the leap to come back home and work with my father with our family business while starting GLP on the side. Gold Leaf Productions is a wedding and farm videography business. Highlighting farms local to North Carolina and filming the most madly in love couples all over. Fast forward a few months, I found out I was pregnant and was distraught not knowing how I could handle everything at once. I then took the leap and jumped into wedding + farm videography full time and have been blessed with so much business since then. If I hadn’t ventured out to taking my business full time, I never would have known how well it truly was going to do. It’s been almost a full year of running GLP full time, and I wouldn’t change a single thing!” In her spare time, Harris enjoys spending time on the farm with her husband riding tractors or out flying her drone to get unique and creative shots to showcase on her Instagram page.

 

Holli Houck is a registered nurse and owner of Wholistic Nursing Solutions. She earned her degree in nursing from Gardner-Webb before achieving her registered nursing degree from Wilkes Community College. She is a certified infection preventionist, wound care specialist and was a nominee for the Daisy Award. “I have lived in Winston Salem for eight years after relocating from West Jefferson,” said Holli. “I have worked in the senior living industry for 10 years of my career. I have also worked in public health and the hospital setting. My passion is to provide quality care to the citizens of the Triad and to serve their families with support and empathy. I have the pleasure of working with the most amazing people, patients and community professionals. I hope to extend my patients’ time at home with the best possible health and enjoyment of life as they age.” In her spare time, Holli enjoys workin on her soap and candle business that she’s had for 20 years and spending time with her two daughters as well as her best friend, her mother, who encourages her every step of the way!

 

Katie Hunt is the owner of KD Hunt Photography. She has an associate’s degree in business administration. “I became full time after just three months of starting my business as a side job,” said Katie. “I am consistently getting new bookings, creating new relationships and getting to travel!” In her spare time, Katie enjoys reading books, traveling and spending time with family. She has the support of her husband, Elijah, and two children, Levi who is two and a half and Lucas who will be a year old this fall.

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