About Us

Ascend was formed through a common desire to support and empower businesses. We are a faith based company that believes in exceeding expectations and doing things the right way. We help businesses grow and develop long term, while rapidly implementing steps to get there. When you work with us, you have three partners collaborating to develop a comprehensive approach. We love working with passionate business owners who simply do not have the skills nor experience to start or grow their business. Your Business, Our Savvy.

Lora grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania and came to the Raleigh area in 2004 for college. She graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and completed a 17 year highly successful career in the restaurant industry after graduation. She owned and operated multi-million dollar establishments and managed as many as 100 employees. She developed her strengths in project management, marketing, business analysis, and problem solving through her corporate and leadership positions held during that time. Lora currently resides in Wake Forest, and loves to support the local community and businesses. She founded a media page called Taste the Forest, which combines her social media and communication skills with her love for food and beverage. She highlights local restaurant owners and shares that valuable information with the community. Lora’s true passion is in helping business owners discover their brand, understand how that influences business decisions, and use digital content strategies to build audience and engagement. Her founding position at Ascend Dynamic Business Solutions gives her the opportunity to use her busy savvy to provide purpose and direction to businesses feeling “lost”. She leads the Branding & Marketing division of the company. Some may refer to Lora as “The Facebook Lady”. Her strength is in social media training, particularly Facebook for business. She hosts live training events, and continues to build online training content to provide digital opportunities to learn the material. She is passionate about using social media for good, and to professionally represent your business and it’s core values. Lora believes in abundance, and living a life of daily gratitude and positivity. The culture of Ascend aligns with her personal passion to support fellow entrepreneurs and provide value. She believes that your success is life is not determined by what you get, but rather by what you give.

Jeannine barron has an extensive background in photography, and is now meeting a need for branding images. A picture is worth a thousand words… what is yours saying? She is passionate about taking a brand and bringing it to life through imagery. She does this through people, products, and event photography. She sheds light into dark and unknown spaces to authentically highlight the personality of the business, and why it exists to serve it’s customers. As an experienced graphic designer, jeannine also utilizes her creative and digital skills to develop custom logos and digital products. She sees the entrepreneur’s need for services like this, and the opportunity to offer something truly custom and beneficial in building the foundation of the brand.

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