Meet the Team

Meg Whitney 

Creator and President// familytreecandles@gmail.com 

With a background in media, television and marketing, Meg brings an array of talents and skills to her lifestyle brand candle company. She has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and had visions of owning a boutique-type 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 is expanding each day. She prides herself on hand-poured quality and touches of southern charm, paying homage to her Tennessee roots. Earlier this year, Meg established what is soon to be a franchise opportunity with "Sip and Pour," a wine tasting and candle making experience. Check out upcoming events at www.sipandpourevents.com 

Favorite verse: Proverbs 3:5 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding." 

  

Liz Kincl 

Production Manager // Candle Creator 

As a newlywed and expectant mom-to-be, Liz joined the team a few months ago eager to learn the art of candle making. 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

 

Haley Stafford

Social Media Manager // Production Coordinator 

Not only is Haley hitting the books in grad school at The University of Tennessee, but she also finds time to create and promote Family Tree candles. Haley has a background in social media management with previous positions at Merle FM, and HGTV. We are excited to have Haley's expertise on the team!