Kaitlin Holland is the Founder of The School of Styling, a creative business mentor, and the Marketing & Venue Director for her family's business, the McAlister-Leftwich House. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, Clay, and baby girl, Lucy. She was saved by Grace and she's on a mission to extravagantly love and serve those who are put in her path.
After starting a successful vintage rental company in 2012 (and later selling it in 2015), Simply Put Vintage, Kaitlin saw a need for a training environment that served the creative entrepreneur as a whole. So, she created The School of Styling to provide creative women, no matter their field or profession, with the education and inspiration they need to create beautiful work, events, and spaces. She is a cultivator of community, and the heartbeat of the workshop is found in the relationships built amongst attendees, speakers, and staff. With a background in art, she derives much of the inspiration for the workshop structure from a technical art setting. Including demonstrations, hands-on learning, and critique sessions with a like-minded group of women.
Cheryl Briley has been around The School of Styling since the beginning. As Kaitlin's mother, she has assisted at countless workshops in the past and now she has taken on the role as Sponsorship & Logistics Coordinator, ensuring that each and every workshop runs smoothly and efficiently. Named "the workshop mom," she cares for the TSOS attendees in any way she can, working tirelessly to make sure our events are flawless and intentional. When she's not creating timelines and layouts or scheduling deliveries, she's sourcing and caring for our amazing sponsors for each workshop.
Cheryl recently moved to Greensboro, NC, where she spends her time as the Venue & Event Manager at the McAlister-Leftwich House, planning the TSOS workshops, caring for her grandbaby Lucy, and decorating her cute 1920s bungalow.