Meet The Team

Behind the scenes, a group of talented women make Lowcountry Made tick.

Katie Silva, founder of Lowcountry Made

Katie Silva

Founder & CEO

Katie Silva founded Lowcountry Made with a mission to promote Lowcountry makers, connect them with shoppers, and promote business to business collaboration.

Katie is a mom of 4, business owner, and creative business strategist. Katie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from Hope College in Holland, Michigan and a Masters Degree in Arts Administration from Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. Katie lives in Bluffton, South Carolina with her family and enjoys putting her creative talents to work in her community.

Shannon Gonzales

Vice President

Shannon is also the owner and operator of Tout Sweet Macarons. As a military spouse of 10 years, Shannon knows how to take advantage of the opportunities when presented. Since starting out, Shannon has ignited a new craze for French macarons in the Beaufort area, mentored numerous military spouses in their path to entrepreneurship, supported other creators and businesses in numerous markets and local pop-ups, and has been dubbed “mac dealer” by her extraordinary customers!
Andrea Smith

Andrea Smith

graphic designer

Andrea Smith works as a graphic designer for Lowcountry Made.

She’s also the owner of local business 7th & Palm. Bringing over 15 years of professional experience to the table, Andrea’s work includes original art and illustration, a wholesale collection of cards and paper goods, and freelance design services including both print and digital design. 

As an award-winning creative professional, she has partnered with a range of small businesses to Fortune 500 clients to strategize, develop, and execute the design of best-in-class content and campaigns.

Heather Bragg

Public Relations

Heather Bragg is the founder of Bragg Media Marketing and Lowcountry Child. Heather and her husband, Mike Bragg, lead a talented team of graphic designers, writers and web developers who tell compelling and long-lasting stories for a variety of businesses and organizations.

Since 2007, Bragg Media has been known for website design, graphic design, public relations and digital marketing.

Bragg Media handles all public relations responsibilities for Lowcountry Made. The marketing agency also designed and maintains Lowcountry Made’s website and logo.

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