Ashley Ray, Owner
Armed with an anthropology degree and a wealth of experience in social media management and content creation, Ashley helps clients and agency partners “Be Emergent” online through social media. Ashley has been working in the social media space for seven years. She started as a writer for an agency in her hometown of Tampa, FL. As social media was evolving and becoming a powerful force in marketing, she was learning and setting best practices for one of Florida’s first social media agencies. A move to Richmond, VA resulted in her opening Emergent Social Solutions.
When Ashley is not helping clients, she’s drinking beer at her favorite brewery (Center of the Universe Brewing Company), training for her next race, practicing yoga, or eating pickles with the Artisan Pickles Club that she co-founded. You can also find her volunteering her time and talents to local causes such as RVA Vday Love & Hops for Heroes.
Mary Batchelder, Social Media Writer
Mary is a recent grad from VCU who couldn’t bear to leave the vibrant RVA community behind. She writes content in each client’s brand voice, always finding new and unique ways for them to engage with their community. When not at work, you can find Mary binge watching her favorite shows, scrolling through Instagram, or trying out a new recipe.