Jennifer Dyer Buddin
Jennifer is a proud wife, mother of 2 boys and the founder and president of Every Busy Woman LLC. After graduating from the College of Charleston in 1999, Jennifer helped launch The Little Black Book for every busy woman®, the word-of-mouth directory for women. “When I moved to Charleston from my hometown of Gainvesville, GA, to go to CofC, I needed everything; if I needed something at home, I asked my mama, so this was new terrain! So, I went to the Yellow Pages for a doctor and I found a really bad one,” Jennifer explains. “When we launched The Little Black Book, we knew there had to be a better way, and the word of mouth directory was born.”
An enthusiastic community volunteer, she feels privileged to have served as the Vice President of the Board at the Center for Women, the President of her Neighborhood Association, a Listening Facilitator with the Charleston Illimination Project, a volunteer with the Old Towne Charleston District Task Force, Charleston County Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program and the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship. In 2005, she received the Charleston Regional Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” Award and in 2010, was named one of Stiletto Woman Magazine’s “25 Amazing Women of the Year”.
Jennifer performs comedy improv at Theatre 99 in Charleston as part of the main stage cast as well as in the groups Mary Kay has a Posse and Hot Pants. “I truly believe that one of the secrets of life is having great hobbies, and I’ve found one that nurtures me in a way that teaches me all of the time,” says Jennifer.
Having launched a business, learned from each experience (“How do I know this much about trucking?”), franchised her business, taken a million classes (“I’m classically trained in ballet for over 10 years, but the last dance class I took was break dancing,”) and picked up a thing or two along the way, Jennifer finds joy in being interested – in her work, in other people’s stories and in being a helper. She is a speaker, consultant and enthusiastic cheerleader for people living consciously and powerfully.
A native of Myrtle Beach, SC, Jane Odell has worked for over 11 years as a Graphic Designer in the Charleston area. As art director of Every Busy Woman LLC, Jane works on Web sites, collateral materials, commercial signage among other fun things and produces The Little Black Book for every busy woman®, the word-of-mouth directory for women, quarterly.
Jane also works with a local non-profit organization, Yo Art! Project, developing and delivering creative media art enrichment programs to Low Country Schools. These creative programs encourage learning through discovery, discipline, improvisation and technique in various multi-media courses; Adobe Photoshop, Point-and-shoot Photography, PowerPoint and Page Layout. Jane loves nurturing these relationships with such a diverse group of children so that they are able to express themselves as they develop and discover their artistic selves.
When she is not busy molding young minds or cracking the creative whip for clients, Jane spends her extra time playing roller derby for The Lowcountry Highrollers. As a part of LCHR, she is able to get out her extra energy as a power-hitting blocker. She also likes to spend her time relaxing at the beach, paddle-boarding and traveling to new places.
Shanequa Renee Singletary
Shanequa Renee wants to live in a world filled with thoughtful & compassionate leadership, tiny houses and herb gardens on every street corner.
As a sales & marketing professional with more than 15 years of experience, she is skilled in the art of helping businesses reach their maximum potential through considerate & creative awareness practices. At LBB she works with a team of larger-than-life women to provide website design, social media management and personalized marketing plans for small businesses, entrepreneurs, and non-profits. She was voted one of Charleston’s “Most Progressive” by CHARLIE magazine and has been featured on the SCETV documentary Moving East: Tiny House Movement in SC.
When she’s not sitting in a board meeting or creating elaborate marketing plans to help small business owners better understand their target audience, you can find her teaching introductory herbal classes, practicing the art of minimalism or purposefully thinking about nothing.
Favorite quote “May your choices reflect your hopes not your fears” ~Nelson Mandela
Cindy Luu graduated from Rhode Island School of Design. Her early career began with Bloomingdale’s design department in Manhattan. She formed her own design company, CluuDesign, in 2001. In addition to illustration and graphic design work, she has created CluuCards, a line of custom magnetic cards that feature her exclusive illustrations.
A Charleston, South Carolina native, Ciera recently graduated with honors from the University of South Carolina – Beaufort with her Bachelors in English (Writing, concentration) on a Track and Field scholarship. Here she worked as a Writing Center Tutor, sat as President of the Student Ambassadors and the Society of Creative Writers, where she worked on the editorial board of the university’s biannual creative journal publication, The Pen. Between editing, publishing, and repotting cacti and succulents, Ciera commits herself to her own art. Poetry, painting, and photography find its way into our everyday lives but makes a home in her heart.
When she’s not busy creating or working as Content Manager for Every Busy Woman, she enjoys spending quality time with her baby boy, Yoda, a one-year- old German Rottweiler who has mastered the art of puppy dog eyes.
Helen Ravenel Hammond
Helen Ravenel Hammond is a Charleston native who has been a reporter, photographer and news editor of a local newspaper. She has won several awards with the South Carolina Press Association. In addition to volunteering for non-profit organizations, she can also be found working on various writing projects (oftentimes with a cat on her lap). She lives in the Charleston area with her husband, daughter and two cats.