Kate MacNaughton | Director of Business Development


About: Kate studied Economics at the University of Reading in England and worked internationally for an investment bank for the first half of her career. After long term assignments in London, Singapore, and New York she relocated to Santa Barbara in 2009 where she started her family and a small business.

Inspired by their mission to ignite learning, Kate joined MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation in 2014 as one of the earliest employees. As part of the pre-opening team she helped secure the $27 million in philanthropic funds needed to build the museum. Upon successful completion of the capital campaign Kate launched the museum’s thriving membership program and created partnerships with local foundations and businesses.

Now serving as Director of Development for Women’s Economic Ventures, Kate’s focus is on building financial support for the economic empowerment women. As a former business owner herself she is thrilled to invest her time and energy with an organization that supports female entrepreneurs.

Specialties: Women’s Economic Ventures has been changing the face of business for 27 years with business training, loans and coaching. Kate’s specialty is development, in particular capital campaigns, annual fund development, major gifts, grant writing and reporting, stewardship, and membership programs.

Quote: It’s supposed to be hard. If it was easy, anyone would do it.

Connect: Contact Kate at kmacnaughton@wevonline.org or at (805) 908-0091, or visit her website below!


Stacy McCrory | Retreat Guru & Special Event Planner



About: Partners in love, work and play, Stacy and her husband, Mike McCrory have 25 years of experience in fun and adventure. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been helping people improve their relationships for nearly two decades, while Mike has been active in the hospitality industry. Together, they share a passion building connection and community through unique experiences. They are determined to provide you and yours with a trip you'll never forget. They love Costa Rica and can’t wait to share it with you!

Specialties: TwoCan Retreats is all about fun and adventure, family and community, reaching out, showing up, honoring that we are stronger together, and reaping the rewards that flow from there.

For us it’s all about connection and gratitude. We believe that connection to each other, our community and our environment — and being grateful for all of it — is the key to lifelong happiness and sustainability.

In keeping with this philosophy, at TwoCan Retreats our mission is to organize a variety of themed group retreats that enable our guests to share unique experiences and build connections with friends old and new, explore new places and enjoy incredible adventures in a wide range of interest areas, all while giving back and creating memories that last a lifetime.

Quote: “If you want to go fast go alone, but if you want to go far, go together.” - African Proverb

Connect: Contact Stacy at stacymccrory@gmail.com or at (805) 896-4434, or visit her website below!

MEMBER SINCE january 2019

Ashleigh Taylor Henning | Owner/ Photographer


About: Asheigh Taylor Henning is an internationally know photographer based in Santa Barbara, California. Ashleigh’s work has been published both in print (Grace Ormonde, The Knot Southern California) and online (Cosmoplitan.com, Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, to name a few). In 2016, she was listed as one of the Best Boudoir Photographers in the world by Junebug Weddings. Her studio was featured on Sue Bryce’s Studio Tours webseries about highly successful portrait studios worldwide. Ashleigh was personally mentored and trained by Sue Bryce and assisted Sue Bryce on three folio build workshops in 2018. Ashleigh is also an accredited Master Portrait Photographer through The Portrait Masters. She was also named Best Photographer in Santa Barbara in the Santa Barbara Independent’s Annual Reader’s Poll 2018.

While the accolades and professional achievements are great, Ashleigh is most proud of the work she does for her clients. She loves to make women feel like movies stars. Nothing brings her more statisfaction than watching a woman come alive on camera and step full into her confidence!

Specialties: Ashleigh Taylor Portrait is a boutique portrait photography studio based in Santa Barbara, CA. What makes Ashleigh unique is her ability to make anyone look amazing on camera. Ashleigh believes that it's not the client's job to be "photogenic" but rather it is her job to make you look your best on camera which she does through posing, lighting, and styling.What makes Ashleigh's studio shoots unique is that she guides you through the entire process, including what to wear, she provides world class hair and make up for women, and clients get to experience what it would feel like to be a celebrity on a magazine cover photoshoot. Whether you are looking for a glamorous family portrait, to celebrate a milestone (like a big birthday, hitting a fitness goal, having a baby, an anniversary, etc) or are looking to update your personal brand studios, Ashleigh can help you get portraits beyond your wildest dreams!

Quote: “Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that’s when you’re most beautiful." - Zoe Kravitz

Connect: Contact Ashleigh at info@ashleightaylorphotography.com or at (310) 404-1613, or visit her website below!