Sa Voix Collective Bios

 

 

Kristen Caron 
Board member + design consultant

Kristen is fashion business and creative consultant living in Austin, Texas whose clients include: the ethical fashion brand, Raven and Lily and luxury hair accessories brand, Lelet. With almost 20 years experience in the fashion industry, she began her career at Fossil in Dallas Tx and then moved to NYC where she designed accessories for large fashion brands including Cole Haan, Kate Spade and most recently Tory Burch. kristen is on the board of Sa Voix and feels honored to encourage and support the young makers and burgeoning designers of the savoix products through her knowledge and experience.  For her, Sa Voix is a place be empowered to express the creative voices each young woman was born with.

Morgann McCoy
Board member + design partner

Morgann is the Owner, Designer, and Maker behind A Well Worn Story located in Forreston, Illinois. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University in Apparel Merchandising, Design, and Production with a focus in Creative Design, and spent a semester abroad studying Fashion Design at the London College of Fashion. During her time in London, Morgann developed a passion for leatherwork, fair trade, and sustainable fashion. This passion lead her to starting a business using reclaimed materials to create high quality, sustainable goods. Morgann is a Designer at Sa Voix teaching sewing skills and leathercrafting. To her, Sa Voix is a safe space for women to be creative, share their stories, grow together, and empower others.

 

 

Chelsea Maxwell
Board member + digital strategy consultant

Chelsea is the Director of Client Strategy at Revel Interactive, a digital marketing company who specializes in e-commerce marketing and lead generation. She is passionate about all things design and style related – interiors, clothing, and accessories. She received her BA in Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management with a Minor in Marketing from Columbia College Chicago. Chelsea has spent 8+ years in the field of digital marketing, working with clients such as Kate Spade JACK SPADE, Diane Von Furstenberg, Elie Tahari, Henri Bendel, Alexis Bittar, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Figue, ShopBAZAAR, Mara Hoffman, among many more.Chelsea is on the board of Sa Voix and serves as a consultant for digital strategy + beyond, she is eager to guide the Sa Voix team in achieving their mission of helping young women find their voice in Haiti. To her, Sa Voix is about women empowering each other and combining their unique skill sets to create something beautiful that gives them purpose beyond their profession.

 

Eric Staples
Brand Consultant 

Eric is a dot connector, and a storyteller. Eric help brands, businesses, and organizations find and create the right connections, uncover and answer the right questions, and ultimately empower them to make confident decisions. He is the Senior Creative Strategist for Bludog Design where he has worked for the past 10 years. Eric helps seamlessly string together the myriad and complex pieces of the whole, so that the messages and the meaning make sense—to the people with something to say, and, perhaps even more importantly, to the people they're trying to reach.

 

 Michael J. Hlis 

Board member + accountant

Michael is an accountant specializing in manufacturing finance currently working in the manufacturing industry.  He received his BA in economics from University of Colorado at Boulder and MBA in accountancy at Depaul University in Chicago.  During his years in working in manufacturing finance, he has learned the fundamental processes and procedures required to run a lean manufacturing organization minimizing waste and maximizing efficiency.  Michael is on the Board of Sa Voix. To Michael, Sa Voix is an important example of the successes of empowering women and providing opportunity to those who could otherwise be left behind.