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Our Folks

We hail from Virginia, Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina, and right here in eastern North Carolina. We are transplants and natives coming together to pool our collective talent and passion for what we do to develop cohesive marketing solutions across a wide array of platforms and media. While you could learn a little about each of us by perusing our bios, you could learn a heck of a lot more by meeting us face-to-face. Maybe over some barbecue and a cold beverage. We’d be glad to arrange it.


Will Daugherty, President

While many have the entrepreneurial spirit, few have the temerity to follow through on their vision. After three years as president of a prominent Greenville, NC-area agency, and with an impeccable reputation and a handful of contacts, Will launched Evolve in 2002. His agency quickly grew where today it boasts nine employees and has worked for more than 100 different businesses throughout the country. Will graduated with a BS and an MBA from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. After a stint with a general contractor, Will was asked to join Seaward International as Marketing Director, with overall marketing responsibility for national and international campaigns. Will regularly worked to present technical data to such accounts as ExxonMobil, the U.S. Navy, British Petroleum and many other international conglomerates. With his experience in mechanical design, project management, and operations management, Will brings a unique and technical perspective to his clients’ marketing and communication needs.

 

Brian Taylor, Creative Director

Degreed in Graphic Design and Advertising, Brian's creative talents and training extend well beyond the computer screen. Hired as a Graphic Designer, Brian kept his nose to the grindstone and climbed the totem pole to Art Director and eventually to Creative Director. While highly proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, as well as Macromedia Flash MX, Brian is also an accomplished photographer. Brian is routinely called upon to interpret and bring to life the needs, wants and desires of clients and their customers. His uncanny ability in both design and photography has earned him critical acclaim from such clients as DSM, Greenville OB/GYN, Bone Doctors' Barbeque, Select Bank & Trust and the Jenni K. Jewelry. Brian has left his imprint on virtually every major account at Evolve.

 

Brad Long, Director of Operations

A native of Northeast Ohio, Brad holds a Bachelor’s degree in Writing from the University of Mount Union and a Master’s in Professional Communication from East Carolina University. Before joining Evolve, Inc., Brad worked in the City of Greenville’s Public Information Office, where he was the recipient of three awards from regional and national government communications organizations. At Evolve he is responsible for writing both short-form and long-form copy, scripting, and concept development of print materials and commercials.

In addition to his duties as a Director of Operation, Brad spearheaded our Online Presence Management program as our Digital Strategist. Using a variety of strategies, such as Search Engine Optimization, directory management, and social media management, Brad works with our entire team to help our clients control their message and reputation online and improve top-of-mind awareness through greater exposure. 

 

Lee Parker, Senior Account Executive

Prior to joining Evolve in the summer of 2013, Lee worked for a Search Engine Marketing company in Charlotte, NC. As an Account Executive, he was responsible for assisting businesses and organizations boost their online presence and digital foot traffic through targeted pay-per-click advertising. Prior to that, Lee received his BSBA in Marketing from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

In addition to serving clients like Precision Eye Care, NCEast Alliance, and Time Financing Service, Lee has overseen the launch of some Evolve’s largest websites, both in size and scope of work. He brings to Evolve his years of experience in long-term client relationships, project management and website and digital media acumen.