Your Success Lies in our Choice of Great People.
We’re a team of experts who combine our honed skills and passion to support your growth, your health, and your goals. You won’t find any dead weight here; every Riley team member plays a pivotal role in your professional victory. We believe sustainable, healthy growth happens with long-term investment, that’s why many of our clients have been with us for five or more years. They’ve experienced success because of the people you see here.
President / Owner
Director of Operations
Social Media Coordinator
Your Dream Job
President / Owner
Childhood Dream Job: Tennis Professional
Chris is blessed by his highly talented and passionate team members. They give him time to think, innovate, and plan things like company direction, team member growth, next steps in client strategy, and fresh ways to uncover additional profits for our clients.
Chris graduated with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Marketing from an unknown gem of a college in East Tennessee, Milligan College. After 20 years of a successful career in straight commission sales in the paper and print industry, he embarked into the entrepreneurial realm with the creation of Riley & You.
Passionate about client success, Chris leads the team to think and act on innovative solutions. Emerging in a wonderful way, the Riley & You culture has become a cherished experience as our team members build supportive and professional relationships focused on integrity, hard work, and client results.
Chris is proud to be part of a fantastic team of professionals while he carves out time to enjoy a busy and beautiful family, a sincere group of friends, and some great family camping when weather permits. And yes, he still loves hitting that little yellow ball.
Director of Operations
Childhood Dream Job: Paleontologist
As Director of Operations, Susie acts as R&Y’s “Team Mom.” She assists in high-level decision making, oversees accounting, leads the human resources efforts, and ensures that every team member is set for success.
Susie earned her B.S. from MTSU where she played saxophone in the Band of Blue. She has almost 20 years of management experience which helps her consistently drive our company toward growth. When she’s not working, Susie loves outdoor activities with her family (favoring camping and kayaking). She has been known to climb waterfalls, skydive, explore caves, white water raft, and bungee jump. Her two sons are her pride and joy; thus, she has tamed her lifestyle a bit… for now.
Childhood Dream Job: Center forward for the Brazilian or Italian national soccer team
Tim works directly with clients helping them set short and long term strategic direction. He has a passion for helping companies grow by establishing a healthy brand and then methodically weaving that DNA into everything they do.
Tim earned a B.S. in Business Administration (Marketing focus) from Auburn University and brings over 20 years of strategic planning and branding experience to the table. He has spent most of his marketing career helping companies craft and share their stories well. After work hours he enjoys running, spending time with three very energetic boys and if things get quiet enough, reading through the next best-selling mystery or thriller novel.
Childhood Dream Job: Fashion Designer/Rock Star
Kerry is R&Y’s Project Manager. She defines project tasks and needs, then coordinates our team to hit every ball out of the park. In addition to monitoring project status, she manages budgets, plans timelines, and keeps our staff on task. She came to the company with over 15 years in specialty retail where she specialized in brand management, visual merchandising, and lighting design. Basically, she knows how to make you and your products look good.
Kerry studied Textiles, Merchandising and Apparel Design at MTSU. She is married to a professional chef who also teaches mixed martial arts. Together they parent three daughters whom they affectionately call “sassy lassies.” In her free time, she enjoys ballet, hockey, sewing, photography and writing children’s stories.
Childhood Dream Job: Horse Jockey
Sheridyn manages all things online for Riley & You’s clients. Be it social media posts, content for websites and blogs, email marketing, or online advertising campaigns, it’s all driven by Sheridyn and the outstanding Interactive Team.
She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Art from Oklahoma Baptist University, and has nearly three decades of experience in graphic design and marketing. Away from work, Sheridyn enjoys spending “Family Fun Days” with her husband and elementary-aged daughter. She bakes when she can, gardens when it’s warm (but not hot), and loves almost anything vintage – houses, music, and furniture to name a few.
Childhood Dream Job: Radio DJ
Jennifer manages online presence and social media needs for all our clients. You’ll find her monitoring Facebook and Twitter accounts daily, handling blog & website updates, and playing an integral role in developing online advertising strategies.
Originally from Georgia, she came to Nashville to attend Trevecca Nazarene University where she studied Mass Communications. For several years, she worked at Trevecca’s radio stations, WNAZ and WENO, as a manager and occasionally as an on-air personality.
Jennifer and her husband Blake have two beautiful tween-age daughters. She is active in her church teaching children’s classes, helping with audio/visual, and maintaining the website. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music, spending time with her family, and doing craft projects.
Social Media Coordinator
Childhood Dream Job: Artist/Poet
As the voice of our clients, Colleen spends her days writing content to portray businesses in their best light. Tongue-tied when it comes to social media? Less-than-stellar reviews? Can’t find the words for your next e-blast? Colleen’s got your back.
She earned her B.S. from Buffalo State College, where her passion for writing and graphic design led her to the world of marketing. Having worked with both large corporations and small, local businesses, Colleen brings over 10 years experience in marketing and social media to the team. She enjoys hosting dinner parties with her husband, small home renovation projects (assisted by YouTube), and drawing silly animals for her toddler to color.
Childhood Dream Job: Dolphin Trainer
Melissa likes ducks, especially when they’re in a row. With one hand she makes sure everyone is happy and has what they need to stay on target, and with the other she tracks project status, organizes meetings, and generally keeps the ball rolling both internally and externally. In addition to bossing everyone around, Melissa also heads up the Riley Fun Committee, affectionately known as The Bureau of Levity and Frivolity.
She earned her B.S. in Mass Communication from Middle Tennessee State University and contributes 15 years of customer service and management experience to the Riley team. Outside of the office, Melissa enjoys sports with her two boys, music with her husband, and kickboxing.
Childhood Dream Job: Architect like Mr. Brady on The Brady Bunch or Advertising Executive like Darren Stevens on BeWitched
Leanne is the creative driving force behind the R&Y team. Known for her elegant and thoughtful approach to design, she has developed a reputation for delivering smart, engaging visual solutions for her clients, as well as personal and reliable service they can count on.
She began her career as a graphic and packaging designer after receiving a B.S. in MassComm from MTSU. Her fascination with typography, color and pattern soon led to understanding the emotional power of graphic design. After 16 years of incredible successes, Leanne became the Creative Manager for Girls Brands at Mattel, where she flourished in leadership roles before heading back to Tennessee.
Leanne enjoys spending time with her fluffy companion, Tilly Mae. Leanne, Tilly, and Rick (the boyfriend) can often be found on the weekends listening to old vinyl records, playing chase or wii bowling and throwing back the occasional craft beer (not Tilly of course).
Childhood Dream Job: Professional Drawer & Colorer (“Starving Artist”)
Cody brings expertise in both web and print design to the R&Y team. With a history in design and customer service, his vibrant personality and energy infuse fun and optimism into his client and coworker relationships.
Prior to joining our team, Cody developed creative materials for Williamson Medical Center and FiveStone Studios, and his work has been recognized by The University & College Designers Association and AIGA. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, where he earned a B.F.A. in graphic design.
When he’s not changing the world one typeface at a time, Cody trains his cat Boscoe how to fist-bump and takes road trips with his fiancée, Courtney. He is an amateur Youtube content creator and fancies himself the current reigning Board Game Night champion.
Childhood Dream Job: Oceanographer
Rebecca is responsible for expediting all R&Y purchase orders and coordinating logistics and receiving to assure timely and accurate shipments and receipts. She interacts with multiple vendors, tracks individual customer orders, and exhaustively researches and orders promotional and printed products from the most cost effective suppliers. She’s crazy organized but don’t let that make you think she’s stuffy; she can charm the pants off a frog.
Outside of work, Rebecca loves spending time with her husband and son. You might find her scuba diving or riding her bike – she bought her first motorcycles over 15 years ago and has been riding ever since.
Childhood Dream Job: Flight Attendant
Andrea is responsible for Payroll, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and anything else related to the inflow and outflow of funds. She is very detail oriented and is always chasing receipts from her fellow co-workers when they spend company money. Andrea has worked as a bookkeeper for 7 years and a payroll clerk for over 10 years.
In her free time, Andrea enjoys reading and spending time with her kids, family, and friends. She is also very active in her church, where she leads the Café Ministry and a Ladies Group and serves on many other committees. Andrea volunteers her time and talents wherever needed, and has a special love for organizing events.
Your Dream Job
Looking for a company where you can enjoy your work while maintaining some flexibility in your life? Do you have proven chops in your area of expertise? You might be the perfect fit for our team.
We’re a Nashville-based marketing agency that offers a unique work environment to employees, including a semi-flexible schedule, a family-like ethos, and the ability to spend some of your time working from the comfort of your own home.
If this sounds like something you’d love, send us an e-mail with your resumé and a short cover letter about why you think Riley & You might be your perfect fit.