Lei Lei Patterson is a registered nurse and the owner of Lei Lei’s Bakery. She received her bachelor’s in nursing from Winston-Salem State University. She has been a registered nurse for more than 20 years and has been a bakery shop owner for the past seven years. “It is such a blessing that, seven years later, it’s still working and even better each year,” said Lei Lei. She is a member of the Female Founder Collective, Hey Mamma and is a Maverick Award recipient. In her spare time, Lei Lei enjoys baking as a therapeutic passion, worshipping and spending time with her husband, four children and one granddaughter.
Ginger Gallagher is the president of Vela Strategic Marketing and Public Relations in Winston-Salem. She has a bachelor’s degree from Greensboro College and a MBA from Wake Forest University (WFU). She also recently earned a MSL from WFU. When not at work, Ginger still enjoys training and competing in martial arts with her niece, Ruby Gallagher. She has done martial arts throughout her life and has achieved the status of ninth degree grand master black belt. Her husband, Barry Gilbert, is also a black belt. She has also recently started taking piano lessons and enjoys traveling.
Dr. Sheri Peacock received her bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro graduating magna cum laude. While attending New York Chiropractic College, she was a member of the Phi Chi Omega Chiropractic Scholastic Honor Society. Upon graduation, she moved back to North Carolina and opened up our Elite Performance Chiropractic Winston-Salem office. Dr. Peacock is a Level 1 CrossFit Instructor; a USAW Level 1 Sports Performance coach, certified RocDoc and holds her National Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. She is full body certified in Active Release Technique (ART) as well as Webster Certified. As a ten-year veteran of the Greensboro Fire Department and an avid fitness enthusiast, she advocates for keeping her patients and the community healthy and fit. Dr. Peacock competed at the world-class level placing second and third in the world in the Fire Fighter combat challenge and currently still holds the NC state record. In her spare time, she enjoys running, hiking, working out, yoga and being involved in her community and, of course, spending time with her pup, Truman.
Britney Dent is the director of programs for LEAD Girls of NC. “In this new role, I will be overseeing all of our programs as we expand to serve more girls in our fifth year,” said Britney. She received her degree in sociology and human development/family studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In her spare time, her hobbies include traveling, dance fitness and spending time with her husband, Maurice, and three children.
Rebecca Subbiah has been a registered dietitian for 18 years, graduating with a degree in nutrition and dietetics in Scotland in 2001. She is the owner of Anchored Nutrition Therapy. She has worked in a variety of clinical areas, always having a passion for one on one counseling and truly connecting with folks listening to their stories about life, food and health. Rebecca has volunteered as a master gardener and set up school gardens as well as run a small farm with a focus on edible flowers. She loves travel, global cuisine, cooking, being with her two children and husband while exploring and enjoying nature. Her love of nature and being present in the moment, cooking and embracing different cultures brings mindfulness and helps to notice the little things. “By looking at the big picture and partnering with you on your journey, it will be fun, tasty and nourishing; you will learn to trust yourself around food, know your value and the need to care for yourself and seek out new adventures,” said Rebecca. She enjoys helping people feel grounded, worthy of caring for themselves and offering support on their wellness journey. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her husband and two children as well as gardening, cooking, blogging and traveling.
Kelly Mayo is an artist and the owner of Camel City Glass. She started the business during the pandemic and has been able to donate a portion of sales the past year to those impacted by the pandemic. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and a master’s degree in management and leadership. Kelly is also a stay-at-home mother to triplets and has been homeschooling amidst the pandemic during which she got her kids and husband involved in the stained-glass business. Her husband creates frames and stands while her kids help her package.
Brittany Youngblood is a self-published children’s book author. She graduated from Appalachian State University in 2011 with a BSBA in accounting and then worked in the commercial printing industry for more than eight years in Raleigh. She had always dreamed of writing a children’s book and had the idea for her first book in 2018, but her husband’s job promotion transferred them to Winston Salem, putting her book on hold. They also found out Brittany was pregnant with their first child which was an addition to their family they were praying for. After their daughter, Hayden, was born, Brittany became a stay-at-home mother and was inspired to start her book. She was reading all these wonderful books to her daughter every day and wanted to be able to read her baby a book that she wrote. In 2020, she revised the manuscript, found an amazing artist who saw her vision for the illustrations and completed countless hours of research learning how to self-publish and market a children’s book. Her dream of becoming an author was brought to life and her goal in writing is to inspire children to grow their love of learning and reading. She loves spending time outdoors, and she loves animals (especially birds). Her first book is titled, “Sea Flap-Flap” which is for sale on Amazon and her author website, brittany-youngblood.com. Her second book is nearing completion and is titled, “The Chameleon and the Crayon Box.”