Meet the Team

Meg Whitney   
Creator and President// 
Meg has a background in media and marketing as well as a stint in the world of home shopping as a morning host on JTV. She left television a few short years ago to pursue her own candle collection and boutique gift shop full time.  
Always having an entrepreneurial spirit, Meg had visions of owning her own business. She never imagined her niche would be in creating inspiring scents for many to enjoy in their homes. What started as a Thursday night crafting hobby with her husband soon turned into a business venture that has expanded over the years. The Family Tree Candle Company brand prides itself on hand-poured quality and thoughtful touches of southern charm.
It is the Family Tree mission to create an outstanding quality product, only utilizing the best vegetable derivative soy waxes, cotton wicks and essential oils. As a self-proclaimed home decor junky, she also believes in all things "pretty," making each candle a beautiful display as well as fragrance.
Launching the "Candles For A Cause" mission a few years ago has given the candles a new meaning in giving back. This concept has evolved into "Smell good. Do Good.," which launched in August of 2022 with celebrity endorsed candles that give back to national organizations.
Meg hopes to bring light back into the world, one candle at at time. She also pioneered Sip&Pour in 2016, a candle making and wine tasting experience. Visit for upcoming events or to inquire about a private party. 
Favorite Quote: "I took the road less traveled by..." Robert Frost 
Favorite verse: Proverbs 3:5 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding."   




Liz Kincl 

Gift Shop Manager // Candle Creator 

As a devoted wife and new momma to two precious girls, Liz was our first "candle cutie" to join the team. With a background in admissions, Liz brings a desire for quality and attention to detail in every candle. Her favorite scents are Cinnamon Buns, Banana Nut Bread and anything Fall! She also bakes a mean Banana Nut Bread that smells just as amazing as our candle! 

Why she loves making candles: "I love how candle pouring is so hands on! It feels great to work with the candle through each stage of production from beginning to end. I like being able to fine tune the little details that go into each Family Tree candle so that others enjoy them as much as I do!" 

Fun fact: Liz wants to own a house on a big piece of land with horses in the backyard. 

Favorite quote: "Do small things with great love." -Mother Teresa


 Sally Harmon

Production Manager // Candle Creator 

Sally joined the team in early 2018. With an extensive background as master seamstress in the bridal and upholstery industry, she brings attention to detail into every candle. No one can tie a bow as good as Sally! She oversees training and overall production of our candles. Family Tree is quite blessed to have her as a part of the team. The mother of five children, Sally appreciates the joy of family and we are quite thankful for her love of pouring candles. 


Ashleigh Harmon

Candle Creator 

The youngest of Sally's children, Ashleigh also joined the team in 2018. We love having a mother daughter duo producing candles. Ashleigh pours with intention and really enjoys the different aromatics. Her favorite scent is Jasmine. She has a degree in equine massage therapy. Ashleigh will be attending school this fall to further her education and will be visiting our candle shop still as a part time candle creator.