We hail from Virginia, California, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maryland and right here in Eastern North Carolina. We are transplants and natives coming together to pool our worldly wisdom and come up with brilliant solutions for the great clients with whom we partner. You can learn a little about each of us perusing our bios. But you could learn heck of a lot more about us by meeting us face-to-face. Maybe over some barbecue and a nice 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 Exxon, Mobile, 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.
Brent Anderson, Vice President
After receiving his BA degree in Communications from ECU in 1999, Brent headed for San Francisco, CA, where he was account manager for InterActive Public Relations from 1999 to 2004. With his exceptional writing and media skills, Brent successfully placed articles and feature stories in publications like the Wall Street Journal, Business Week and the New York Times for high-tech national accounts such as Ask Jeeves, LeftHand Networks and Network Appliance. His success with vertical and trade publications was equally impressive. Returning to North Carolina in 2004, Brent joined Evolve Inc. as its director of public relations and was promoted to vice president in November 2005. In addition to public relations and marketing responsibilities for Pitt Community College, North Carolina's Eastern Region, Greenville OB/GYN, Select Bank & Trust, Taft Family Offices and Jenni K Jewelry, Brent is an integral part of Evolve's new business development efforts. This is truly a case where California's loss is our gain.
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.
Shari Tourlitis, Media Director
Shari Tourlitis came to Evolve in October 2005 with over seventeen years of experience in media strategy, planning, and buying. She makes sure our clients get the awareness and attention that they want and need to be successful.Varied client work has given Shari the experience to create successful marketing and advertising plans. She has worked with a wide range of media, including broadcast television, radio, internet, newspaper and magazine.Shari's accounts have included BB&T Bank, Chevy Chase Bank, Coca-Cola, Aether Systems, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Venable, XL Health and Walden University. Her thorough knowledge of the media world, as well as industries such as banking, healthcare, insurance, and industrial business, is what helps our clients stand out from the crowd.
Sarai Crane, Production Manager/Director of Philanthropy
Sarai has a dual roll at Evolve, because we just can’t seem to get enough of her. She began her career here in May 2012 as the Production Manager and was recently promoted to Director of Philanthropy.As the Production Manager, Sarai uses her previous experience in building client relationships to work with various vendors to get our clients the lowest price possible on their production materials. Her understanding of the importance of relationships within the community ties in nicely with her expanded title as well.Philanthropy is a core mission at Evolve, and we know there is no one better suited for this task than Sarai. With several years experience as the manager of donor relations at the University of Miami, Sarai has extensive experience in not only soliciting for donations, but also building a community of giving of both time and talent.
Brad Long, Content Developer
A native of Northeast Ohio, Brad has been a resident of North Carolina for five years and a resident of Greenville for three. Before joining Evolve, Inc., Brad worked in the City of Greenville’s Public Information Office where, in a vain attempt to see his face on television, he wrote himself into several Public Service Announcements. With a Bachelor’s degree in Writing and a Master’s in Professional Communication, Brad has spent years training and developing his style for this opportunity. And while writing in different voices and tones for each client can be challenging, it’s just the sort of challenge Brad was looking for when he joined Evolve in February 2013. He says he’s thrilled to have the chance to work in a fast-paced environment with other like-minded people.
Mike Wilbur, User Interface Developer
A native of the Cary/Raleigh area, Mike studied graphic design and illustration at East Carolina University before relocating to his old stomping grounds. During his time away from the Greenville area, Mike spent several years honing his craft at various companies, eventually creating his own design firm. Upon seeing the growing importance in web design, Mike shifted gears from graphic design and illustration to front-end development. That shift in focus for Mike quickly developed into passion that gets him excited to come to work each day.Mike is happy to be part of a company that allows for significant creative input from himself and everyone attached to a project. It makes him feel like he’s a “big part of a company that’s doing big things.”
Ramon Long, Systems Administrator
With over ten years of experience in managed and hosted IT services of various sizes and complexities – from small businesses to large multi-site enterprises – Ramon brings a comprehensive and unique wealth of experience to Evolve in the practice of Systems and Network Administration. "As the Systems Administrator for Evolve, it is my pleasure to keep our IT infrastructure well maintained, scalable, and highly available while following industry standard best practices. It is my goal to make the consumption of IT services easy and painless for our clients so that they can enjoy peace of mind and get back to focusing on their core business.”