Kaitlin Holland is the Owner and Marketing and Sales Director of McAlister-Leftwich House and Founder of The School of Styling. She lives in Greensboro with her husband and Co-Owner, Clay, and her babies Lucy, James, Jack, and Teddy.

Kaitlin graduated from Elon University with a degree in Art and quickly discovered her love for entrepreneurship. After starting a successful vintage rental company in 2012 (and later selling it in 2015), Kaitlin saw a need for a training environment that served the creative entrepreneur as a whole. So, she created The School of Styling to provide women a place to build business and creative confidence.

In 2016 she came across McAlister-Leftwich House online. She quickly fell in love with the property and she, along with Cheryl (her mother) and Clay, began to dream up what this beautiful place could be.

Now she spends her days homeschooling and raising her 4 babies. She continues to be a resource and leader for our team and looks forward to the day she is back in the office!

Kaitlin Holland

Cheryl moved to Greensboro, NC from Raleigh, NC in 2017 after she, Kaitlin (her daughter) and Clay purchased the McAlister-Leftwich House. She is a graduate of North Carolina State University.

Cheryl is the Owner and Operations & Finance Director at the McAlister-Leftwich House. She keeps the houses and property looking immaculate and works closely with our clients and their vendors to help their events run smoothly.

She loves spending her days at McAlister-Leftwich House, visiting her kids in Raleigh and Charlotte, and playing with her grand babies Lucy, James, Jack, Teddy & Clara!

cheryl briley

Sydney joined McAlister-Leftwich in November 2020 as our Social Media Director and Client Care Manager. Sydney loves working with our clients and always makes them feel like family.

When she is not working with clients, Sydney spends time with Clara and her husband Shawn exploring Charlotte, where she works remotely.

Sydney Murphy

After four years in the wedding industry as a wedding planner, venue sales and event coordinator, and wedding blogger, Andraya Northrup finally turned her wedding focus and passions to floral design. As owner and lead designer at Flora Wedding + Event Flowers in Greensboro, Andraya has been creating custom, garden-inspired floral designs since January of 2016. Andraya is an honorary member of the McAlister-Leftwich House team, serving our clients as our In-House Florist.

From initial conversations with her brides about their flower dreams to hand selecting the perfect stems to designing and placing the blooms on the Big Day, Andraya finds joy in every part of the process when it comes to working with brides and grooms on bringing their unique floral vision to life. 

Andraya Northrup

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