Born in Dillon, South Carolina and raised in Southern Pines, North Carolina, JP attended Appalachian State University and graduated with a degree in journalism. Since then he’s backpacked Europe, Australia, and Asia, started an internet auction business, worked as an editor for High Country Home magazine in Blowing Rock, and co-founded QC Exclusive Magazine. When he’s not writing, editing, or designing issues of the magazine, he enjoys fly fishing, photography, traveling, and spending time with his friends and family.
Hailing from the suburbs of Detroit, Ashley Carlini graduated from Michigan State University. Holding both a B.A. in English Literature and a B.A. in Arts and Humanities, she minored in Italian and remains a member of Phi Beta Kappa. The car industry runs through this girl’s veins, and she embraces every Italian stereotype, down to her love of pizza and Louis Prima. Being a sales rep, her favorite part of the job is connecting with local business owners and ensuring their stories get told; Carlini will make you an offer you can’t refuse.
Brett Barter attended Michigan State University where he earned a B.A. in Advertising. After graduating, he began a career in commercial real estate. In 2008 he moved to Charlotte to further his career and escape the cold. He immediately fell in love with the city. In 2011 he co-founded QC Exclusive Magazine. When he isn’t dedicating his time to the magazine, he’s enjoying his other passions: live music, golf, traveling, and spending time with his beautiful wife Layne, his precious daughter Lennox, and their brand new baby boy, Bowen.
Kat Hands has a been in the publishing business for over 14 years. An actress and New York native, Kat relocated from Park Slope, Brooklyn, where she used to manage to sell ice to eskimos. She loves the Queen City, getting to know local business owners and enjoying the growth, potential and great weather the Carolinas have to offer her and her two children. Kat loves that her job shares the stories of local business owners, helping them find success—all the while keeping Charlotte’s small town feel at the heart of the growing city.
A Charlotte native and Centre College graduate, Jamey Price is an award-winning motorsport photojournalist from Charlotte. His images have been published around the globe by Top Gear, Car & Driver, CycleWorld, Road & Track, RACER, MotorTrend, Autosport, F1 Racing, Motorsport Magazine, F1i, Blackbird Automotive Journal, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Southern Living, The Washington Post, The Charlotte Observer and many more. Visit him online at jameypricephoto.com.
Sunny Hubler is a transplant to Charlotte, NC. She has a Master’s in Health Communication and, as an adjunct professor at UNC-Charlotte, can be found instructing journalism courses in addition to working at QC Exclusive. Sunny has curated, written, and edited countless articles for the magazine, and helps to lead editorial production and curation. You can also catch her teaching yoga classes around the greater Charlotte area.