Kristen Baughman is the founder of Tabletop Media Group. Native to the Carolinas, she received a degree in Extension Education with a focus in Nutrition from North Carolina State University. She also received a Master of Science degree in Extension Education with a focus in Agricultural Leadership.
Working for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services coordinating events for the Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council and serving as a Food Safety Outreach Coordinator led her to become even more passionate about the food industry. During her time at the NCDA&CS she created a popular 43 Day Local Food Challenge Blog, which led to a food blogging opportunity with the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
Her varied career after university led to a social media marketing and public relations opportunity with the Got To Be NC Competition Dining Series. This new role spurred a career shift to focus on media as it relates to the hospitality, food, agriculture and beverage industries.
She later started a popular food blog and consulting company, Gadabout Food. After working in Raleigh, North Carolina for three years, she spent two years in New York City consulting for Shutterstock, Taste Talks, Northside Festival, Swig and other clients. Kristen decided to return to Raleigh, North Carolina in July 2016 to launch Tabletop Media Group.
Adventurous and passionate, Kristen has traveled over 26 countries to explore the different cultures and food options around the world. In her free time, you can find her relaxing outside with her dog Cheerwine or at one of the many Triangle breweries sipping on a North Carolina beer.
Website Designer and Social Media Manager
Chana Lynn is a Web Design and Social Media Consultant with over 20 years of experience in designing websites. Chana worked in Washington, DC and Sydney, Australia before moving to Raleigh 15 years ago. She is passionate about North Carolina's Triangle area and currently works with several local businesses including being the Webmaster for Booth Amphitheatre in Cary.
Five years ago, Chana started the popular blog RaleighWhatsUp to help people in Raleigh and surrounding areas know where to shop, eat, drink, listen and explore locally. She supports small businesses in Raleigh and recently partnered with several companies to promote small businesses in the area including Offline Media, Cameron Village, Visit Raleigh and ArtsNowNC.
When Chana is not traveling or working, you will usually find her somewhere in Raleigh, spending time at her favorite spots or checking out what's new!
Karen Baltimore is a designer, illustrator, wife and mom of three. While running a busy household, she received a degree in Graphic Design from Meredith College graduating Summa Cum Laude. As the VP and designer of Skypeak Visions Inc, she enjoys a variety of design work ranging from identity to web to illustration.
During her time at Meredith, she had the opportunity to work with small businesses, individuals and non-profits in helping them to create and develop their brand, work that continues today. Her illustration work enables her to combine her love of drawing with her love of design.
Karen’s core belief that design can affect positive change is the driving force in her work. Creating good design is her passion. She enjoys creative collaboration and seeks to continually learn and grow her design talents. Karen’s diverse experiences enable her to design for a variety of applications and client needs.
Stacey Price Sprenz
Stacey Price Sprenz strives to build community through her photography. Stacey's specialties include culinary photography, product photos, events, headshots and architecture. She works with local businesses, restaurants and artisans as they seek to engage their audiences with high-quality digital photography.
With a background in teaching, Stacey has also found a way to share her passion with others through food photography classes for groups and individuals.
Rachel Baltimore is an intern for Tabletop Media Group. She is a native to North Carolina, and is currently a junior at Apex Friendship High School. With experience in marketing, business finance and entrepreneurship, she aspires to be her own boss one day. In her free time, you can catch her dancing, enjoying new foods or hanging out with her friends. She is a self-proclaimed foodie that loves to travel and hopes to incorporate them in her future work. She is currently learning Spanish and aspires to learn several more languages in lifetime.
Social Media Manager
Jorden Yeargan is the Social Media Manager for Tabletop Media Group. This proud North Carolinian graduated from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. While her degree is in Sociology/Anthropology, she was fortunate enough to focus her studies toward sociology of media studies. She also has a minor in Communications and another minor in Film. Jorden is passionate about media and communicating with the world, especially about food. Jorden’s dad is a chef, so growing up food was always a big part of her life. You could say she was destined to work in the hospitality industry. Along with having a background in hospitality, Jorden has also dabbled in marketing and office administration. She is glad to now be working in an industry where all of her passions combine! When not working, Jorden is watching movies, cuddling her cats, and admiring pottery.