Meet the Barefoot Design Collective Team

Who we are.

The Short Version.

The Barefoot Design Collective Team is a bunch of badass, creative women dedicated to helping coaches, speakers, authors and other solopreneurs who are women, woman-identified or members of marginalized communities (including BIPOC & LGBTQIA).

At Barefoot Design Collective we embrace the nomad lifestyle and we all work remotely from our homes or other fun locations. The Barefoot Boss, Jackie, currently lives and works in Carolina Beach (just outside of Wilmington) NC. The rest of the Barefoot team is scattered throughout the US in states like Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Washington state. 

The Barefoot Design Collective Web Design Team

Jackie Barker

Your Tech superpowers: WordPress, Email Marketing Platforms, CRMs, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, pretty much anything Adobe... I love tech and learning new things. Currently strengthening my SEO skills.

Your Favorite quote: “Do the things you believe in, in the name of love. And know that, you aren’t alone. We all have doubts and fear.” Carole King

What kinds of music do you love? All the music... Mostly rock and blues but anything that gets me in the groove

What’s something that recently made you smile? Bodysurfing a wave with my husband David and hugs from my grandbabies

Where do you like to go Barefoot and why? As a child growing up in rural Wisconsin, my favorite thing to do was to kick my shoes off and run through the grass, all while dreaming playful kid dreams. Now, I carry that awe and wonder of childhood into my business. But also a bit of playfulness, hence “Life is better barefoot.” Because who can’t imagine themselves running barefoot in the grass, or feeling the sand under their feet?

Kara Tulanko

Your Tech superpowers: Kajabi, Simplero, WordPress, Adobe products, and more. I love tech and just keep adding to my stack of skills!

Your Favorite quote:

What kinds of music do you love?

What’s something that recently made you smile?

Where do you like to go Barefoot and why? I'm a beach girl at heart. Nothing like walking barefoot on the beach and listening to the sounds of the ocean and birds. It's my happy place and music to my ears.

Dee Mullins

Your Tech superpowers: WordPress, Squarespace, Word, Powerpoint, Mailchimp, Website Accessibility

Your Favorite quote: Stop worrying about how you are supposed to be, and just be.

What kinds of music do you love? It depends on my mood.

What’s something that recently made you smile? Riding my bike.

Where do you like to go Barefoot and why? I go barefoot every chance I get. I like to go barefoot in grass and on the beach. I love the way the ground feels on my feet.

Karey Bryson

Your Tech superpowers: I’m resourceful and able to figure anything out given the proper tools. Google is my near and dear friend. Diversity and Inclusion are my jam!

Your Favorite quote: “I have decided to stick with LOVE. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

What kinds of music do you love? My playlists are extremely eclectic! There isn’t a genre I don’t like but I do LOVE: R&B, Neo Soul, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Yacht Rock, and 80’s EVERYTHING.

What’s something that recently made you smile? Watching my beautiful and adorable doglike kitty follow my sassy and amazing 19-year-old daughter around the house begging for some hug time. He demands and then gives the best hugs.

Where do you like to go Barefoot and why? I’m a huge believer in the practice of grounding/earthing and the positive effects it has on our body, mind and soul. I love having my feet connected to grass or moss-covered land, as well as dipping my toes into any body of water; be it salt or fresh water.

The Barefoot Design Collective Content Creation and Admin Team

Tracy White

Your Role on the Team: Website Content Writer - I help you grow your business by telling your story. I will take you on a journey that will let clients know that they can rely on you to GUIDE them to become the HERO of their story. Together we all survive and thrive.

My Favorite quote: “Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. Henry Ford

What kinds of music do you love? Southern Gospel - it stirs my spirit, classical - it calms my spirit, and 80’s rock n roll - for the memories and dancin’ my butt off like no ones watching.

What’s something that recently made you smile? A video of My great-nephew telling on his sister for “being mean” because she told him to stop slobbering on her book. He’s 2 ½ and she’s 8. This is just one of many of these wonderful kiddos. They always make me laugh.

Where do you like to go Barefoot and why? Sticking my bare feet in a pool, creek or the ocean. I must be a water sign because I’m drawn to it, I love being around it, listening to the waves, wading in a creek, or even listening to a trickling fountain. It gives me peace.

Angelic Veasman

Your Role on the Team: Project Manager, Social Media Manager, and Copywriter

Your Tech superpowers: Asana, Trello, Zapier, Dubsado, Google Workspace, Slack

Your Favorite quote:

What kinds of music do you love?

What’s something that recently made you smile?

Where do you like to go Barefoot and why? At home; as soon as I get to the door, the socks and shoes are off. Even if it's cold, I gotta let the little piggies wiggle and breath for a few minutes. I love the feel of the ground on my feet, whether it is wood flooring inside or grass and sand outside.

Anne Schwab

Your Role on the Team: Virtual Assistant - managing calendars, email inboxes, organizing files... basically keeping the wheels on the Barefoot bus so Angelic can keep them rolling forward.

My Favorite quote: “Never regret anything that has happened in your life. It cannot be changed, undone or forgotten. So take it as a lesson and move on.”

What kinds of music do you love? I have a pretty eclectic taste in music! The 80’s and 90’s are probably my favorites but I also like pop, rap, and country.

What’s something that recently made you smile? My youngest son will talk with different accents sometimes. Never fails to make me smile and laugh!

Where do you like to go Barefoot and why? Anywhere! The beach is definitely my favorite but I prefer to not wear shoes!

Lourdes Ocasio-Cruz

Your Role on the Team: WordPress Care Assistant

Your Tech superpowers: Microsoft Office; learning Asana; OBS (streaming software); ProPresenter (software for church audio-visual, music); Google Docs. Always learning...

Your Favorite quote:“Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.” - Proverbs 13:20

What kinds of music do you love? Spanish music - salsa, soft (ballads, romantic). English - soft rock, rock - especially oldies (70’s, 80’s), classic, jazz.

What’s something that recently made you smile? Watching my toddler granddaughter “exercise”, according to her. Funny girl!

Where do you like to go Barefoot and why? I hope this is not a trick question. I literally like to go barefoot almost everywhere: beach, outside on the grass, inside the house.

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