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We believe in courage to change and authenticity in all things.


Kasie Whitener, PhD
Managing Partner


Dr. Kasie Whitener is a writer, researcher, analyst, educator, and promoter of all things Gen X. She has more than 15 years of experience in business process documentation, re-engineering, and analysis. Kasie specializes in adult learning with experience in onboarding, corporate acquisitions, and software training.

As President of Clemson Road Creative, Kasie conducts organizational research, coaches process redesign, and conducts strategic planning and learning initiatives. She earned an undergraduate degree at Clemson University, a master’s at Winthrop University, and her doctorate in Organizational Management at Capella University where she specialized in global leadership.

When away from work, Kasie can be found in the pool as a US Masters Swimmer, cheering wildly for her beloved Clemson Tigers and Washington Redskins, beating the pavement as a half-marathoner, or entangled in the fictional worlds she creates where the vampires not only hunt, they also time travel.

Jodie Cain Smith
Managing Partner

Jodie Cain Smith is an award-winning author, writer, blogger, mother-of-one, wife, and a musical theatre junkie. While she awaits her invitation to the Tony’s, she creates and edits content marketing and methodology documentation for Clemson Road Creative. selected Jodie’s debut novel, The Woods at Barlow Bend, as a 2015 Book of the Year in Fiction. Her second novel, Jubilee Bells, will be released in 2017 by Deer Hawk Publications.

Jodie holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre from the University of South Alabama and a Master of Arts in Education from Northern Michigan University. Her works of nonfiction and fiction have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Military Spouse's Soul, The Savannah Morning News, The Fort Hood Sentinel, and The Petigru Review.

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