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Taylor Hicks, 19


Mackenzie Tewksbury

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Job: Owner & Designer, Simple & Sentimental, LLC

Major, (if in school): Business Management

A paragraph about what you do in the community: I am a student and small business owner in Greenville. I get to be a part of people’s special moments through my business. We provide products for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and everything in between. I feel lucky to play a part in these sentimental times. Our growing team of five operates out of the Simple & Sentimental office in Greenville, and we love running our business here. We are creating jobs, internships, and bringing a new business to the city.

Why: I absolutely love what I do, and I love seeing the impact it has on other people. When I'm at the office, it doesn't feel like work! I get to take all of my passions, and bring them together in one place.

What are some things you are passionate about: My biggest passion is my love for Jesus. He is why I started this business, and He is the reason it's going as well as it is. If it wasn't for Him, I would not be where I am today. My church, Greenville Christian Fellowship, plays a huge part in my walk with Christ. I got baptized there my freshman year, and it's felt like home ever since. Through my business, I get to spread the Gospel, make disciples, and create beautiful artwork. I couldn't be more blessed.

Why you think what you do is impactful/important: Everyone deserves to feel special, and that's exactly what my products do. We spread hope and joy through hand lettered goods. Knowing that someone thought of you, and got you a personalized gift on your big day means everything to people. Their reactions are priceless.

Anything else you'd like to share about yourself: I'm engaged to my best friend/business partner, Nick Walden. He is a full time student as well, studying engineering. We love running the business together, and taking my rescue puppy Dunkin for walks on the Greenway!