Meet the Team

Meet the Team!


 

Kristin Fleming Arnold

President  |  Founder

Hometown: Charleston, SC

Kristin’s business experience of 15 years includes stints with NASCAR, Mercedes Benz and Northfield Trading. As President her current focus is developing sales and marketing within the company’s markets and internet. She manages direct sales to her own clients while assisting the company’s sales staff. Kristin is a graduate from Elon University with a degree in Sports Marketing and Business. She also is the head tennis coach for Bishop England girls and boys tennis.

 

 

Elizabeth Cantey

Sales Representative

Hometown: Charleston, SC 

Elizabeth graduated from Clemson University (Go Tigers!) with a bachelor’s degree. Previously she was a Program Director for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Tampa, Florida. She currently focuses on sales and special events in the Charleston area including the First Flush Festival.

 

 

Jennifer deBrux

Sales Representative

Hometown: Charleston, SC

Jennifer is a Mount Pleasant native, graduating from the College of Charleston with a business degree. She has extensive customer service, sales and marketing and management experience in the retail industry. Jennifer’s current focus is customer service and developing marketing strategies for customers and sales personnel. She currently resides in Mount Pleasant with her husband and two daughters.

 

 

Lea LaConia

Graphic Designer

Hometown: Haymarket, VA 

Lea is East Coast’s in house Graphic Designer. She received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Charleston. Having a career with a creative outlet has always been her dream job. She enjoys creating marketing pieces and fun t-shirt designs for local Charleston businesses.

  

 

 

Outside Sales Representatives

 

Carol Benjock

Sales Representative

Hometown: Gatlinburg, TN

Carol has 21 years’ experience in Sales and Marketing in the promotional logo wearables and logo specialty products industry. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Queen’s University in Charlotte, North Carolina. Carol moved to Summerville in 2014 with her husband and two children. When she is not working she enjoys traveling, yoga, and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

Grace Meyer

Sales Representative

Hometown: Charleston, SC

Grace is a native Charlestonian and received her Bachelor’s Degree from the College of Charleston in Arts Management. Her background includes experience in professional sports marketing, event planning and the wine and spirits industry. Before joining East Coast’s team she worked for a local non-profit, the American Red Cross. Graces’ passion for creativity eventually led her back to the marketing industry. When not working at East Coast, Grace enjoys being a shareholder of the Green Bay Packers.

 

 

Courtenay Tucker

Sales Representative

Hometown: Charleston, SC

Courtenay graduated from Ashley Hall and went on to attend Hollins College in Virginia. She returned to the Lowcountry to start her own travel and event planning business, Creative Expeditions. Moving into her career with East Coast was a natural fit as she deals with the same clientele, just on a different level. She stands ready to work with you and your branding and marketing needs!

 

 

Eleanor Anne Osteen

Sales Representative

Hometown: Suffolk, Virginia

Eleanor received a degree in Public Relations from the University of Alabama. She joined East Coast after working in development for a local Charleston non-profit, Camp Happy Days. She enjoys working with customers to find products and apparel to fit their marketing needs.

 

 

Troy Tyson

Sales Representative

Troy is an outside sales representative in North Carolina. He has a proven track record of success for over 18 years in the embroidery, screen printing and promotional industry. Troy’s main focus is customer service and developing marketing strategies for his customers. He currently resides in North Carolina where he enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter and friends.

 

 

Sean Meller

Sales Representative

Hometown: New Jersey

Sean received a Bachelor’s Degree from West Virginia University in Communication Studies with a minor in Advertising. He currently focuses on outside sales for local businesses, such as Black Flag Gym and Henry’s. In his free time he enjoys going to the gym, long boarding in downtown Charleston and wake boarding.

 

  

 

 

Herb Fleming

Chief Financial Officer

Herb’s business background extends over 40 years. His experience is in sales and marketing, administration, and finance. Herb has been with the company since its inception. As Chief Financial Officer, Herb’s principal focus is developing strategies for growth in sales, sales personnel and administration and finance. Herb is a graduate of Adelphi University and holds a MBA from Fordham University.

 

Joyce Fleming

Research Assistant

Joyce assists with marketing research. Her business experience includes customer service and marketing. Her duties include research assistance and presentation management. She is a graduate of Farleigh Dickenson College with a degree in Elementary Education.