Lorilee is the founder and Chief Creative Problem Solver at Thrive Creative Group, LLC. She is an Austin Peay State University graduate here in Clarksville, TN where she earned her BFA in Graphic Design. She’s currently pursuing a graduate degree for a Masters of Fine Arts in Graphic Design.
Lorilee has experienced many years in the marketing industry from all sides. She worked in sales marketing a few years before accepting a Graphic Designer position at AdOne Advertising Agency. Lorilee moved on to be a Graphic Design Coordinator with Gaylord Opryland Resorts in Nashville, TN.
Following her time with the Gaylord Hotels corporate team, Lorilee became an entrepreneur by starting Thrive in 2004. Thrive Creative Group, LLC began in her basement and just before welcoming the first of two sons into the world. Back then, all the creative-problem-solving-magic happened from an old dining room table! This quickly pushed forward as she added clients and employees to her team. Thrive has since grown to become an award-winning website development, graphic design, and marketing firm and employs a team of 9. 10 but only if you count Emma the office Frenchie!
“It is a true passion to help small business owners turn their dreams into real live, successful, thriving businesses. We partner with clients to ease burdens and challenges that can accompany the web, design and marketing aspects of running a business.”
Lorilee also has cultivated leadership experience with several community-focused organizations in Clarksville, including the Acuff Center of Excellence past board member at APSU. Lorilee is a Leadership Clarksville graduate (Class of 2011) and currently serves as an Executive Board Member. She is also a proud member of the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce, member of AIGA, and former member of Aspire Clarksville. Lorilee supports APSU (Go Govs!) via scholarships, internship offerings and was honored to act as Adjunct Professor for Graphic Design III in 2016.
In 2018, Lorilee was named the first recipient of the Mann Distinguished Alumni Award for 2018 for Art + Design at Austin Peay State University.
One of Lorilee’s greatest accomplishments is maintaining a fierce devotion to her team and the integrity of work they create together. She promotes a culture that encourages team members to become the best versions of themselves both personally & professionally. This is just one way Lorilee is making a positive impact in the Clarksville community and beyond.
In her personal life, Lorilee is a wife, mom, friend, coffee addict and animal lover. Be sure to follow Thrive on social media for cute snaps of Thrive’s “office pup”, Emma. Lorilee and her family is also a member of Madison Street UMC in Downtown Clarksville.
Doesn’t your business deserve to be a part of this totally awesome group? What are you waiting for? Schedule that meeting with Lorilee and the Thrive team today.
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