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Hi, I'm Chelsey

Social Media Professional
Marketing and Communications Strategist
Brand Advisor
Professional Speaker

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Creating and Advising Impactful Brands

A branding and marketing professional with over 10 years of experience in the higher education, entertainment, and corporate agency worlds, Chelsey's passion lies in providing the tools clients need to create an impactful brand. Leading campaigns to educate around societal issues such as mental health, race, and sexual misconduct, Chelsey's work has enabled countless clients to discuss difficult topics with ease and navigate crises. She has become a trusted advisor on strategy, reputation and producing engaging content for various audiences. She thrives in producing marketing strategy, social media curation, press packages and website design.  

Currently serving as the Director of Content Strategy at UNC-Chapel Hill, Chelsey oversees the strategy surrounding the University’s website content, newsletter and flagship social media accounts. Previously, she's worked with North Carolina Central University, Essence Festival, and Dreamville Festival. A graduate of UNC’s Hussman School of Journalism, Chelsey is an avid coffee lover whose hobbies include reading, exploring nature, watching true crime documentaries, and spending time with her college sweetheart and their toddler daughter.

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What People Say 

Joye Speight

What we love about Chelsey, is her consistent ability to deliver amazing content, impactful collaboration and a great attitude. Chelsey's ability to turn challenges into learning opportunities has been a great attribute that keeps us coming back for more. Virtue highly recommends Nakoma  for your next project!"

Matt Hicks

Chelsey wasted no time getting our website built & made sure we were satisfied with everything. I am very thankful for her hard work on this website it has helped our company grow so much! So if you want great quality & customer service I would 100% say Chelsey is the one you need to give you a helping hand!

Timothy Stewart

Chelsey helped us tremendously with our social media set up and implementation of our campaigns. Her customer service skills are exceptional and we really appreciated how she took the time to thoroughly understand our need and delivery of positive results.

  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • North Carolina Central University

  • Essence Festival (2019) 

  • A3C Festival (2018) 

  • Dreamville Festival (2019, 2022, 2023) 

  • The Art of Cool Festival (2014-2018) 

  • Hopscotch Music Festival (2019) 

  • Radio One

  • CASE Social Media and Community Conference (2020, 2022, 2023, 2024) 

  • Social Media Strategies Summit (2022)

  • Journal of Education Advancement and Marketing (published twice in 2023)

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Speaking & Classes




Content Curation


Done In a Day 


With Ready by Monday, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running with your marketing strategy, website, branding and social media. Instead of working through these tasks by yourself, or going through the traditional process that takes weeks of back and forth…what if you had a dedicated session to knock it out? 


Ready by Monday is an exclusive VIP intensive that provides you a highly-focused day in Chelsey's schedule to knock out requests quickly so you can move forward growing your business, making sales, and doing what you love!  This fun and collaborative process gets you AMAZING results in a fraction of the time a traditional project typically takes so you can move forward in your business.

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