About Us

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Kelly Black

Founder & CEO

Kelly Black, Founder & CEO of The Curated Project, created The Curated Project from a void that was apparent in her own life.  She desired to connect with other women on an authentic level to grow their businesses together, not just to exchange leads but to be that tribe, support system, & cheerleader that we as women business owners needed.
Kelly’s experience in Finance, HR, Operations Management, Retail, Import/Export, Manufacturing, and Small Business Consulting has prepared her to lead others to success and create a space for Women in Business to Connect, Create, & Collaborate.
Married with two children, 22 & 15, Kelly loves spending time with family, dining at locally owned restaurants, (foodie in the making), and pursuing a healthy lifestyle. She loves to host in person networking events (ugh, Covid) and has a passion to help women grow their business.
Lauren Thomas

Co-Founder & CCO

Lauren is the Director of Operations and co-owner at Yonder Agency located at The Mill in Canton, GA. Yonder is a full service marketing agency and Lauren serves as social media manager in addition to handling operations.

She lives in Canton with her husband Chris and two children, Amos and Evie. Lauren has 15 years experience in the operations and project management fields. Her passion though, is encouraging and motivating other women to be their best self. She's an Enneagram 9, so she's naturally creative, optimistic and supportive. You can find her daily roaming the halls at The Mill on Etowah, so make sure to say "hi" if you run into her!

Tammy Leavitt

Managing Director

Tammy is passionate about Pink Philanthropy the ministry she created to fundraise & advocate for nonprofits through the sale of products from her Mary Kay business. She is also a Scout & Cellar Clean-Crafted Wine Consultant. She especially enjoy gathering ladies together for a “Pinot & Pampering” to provide a fun fellowship spa experience.

She has a Finance degree from the University of Central Florida.  She enjoys spending time with family & friends, working out, golfing, and traveling.

Tammy lives in Cumming, GA with her husband Chris of 26 years and our 15 year old son Joshua.  They attend Northpoint Community Church.

Tammy loves networking & meeting new people. We are honored to have her as a Managing Director for The Curated Project - cultivating friendships and supporting our members, enriching lives, businesses & the community.