A Signature Welcome is a bespoke gifting company in the Carolinas creating unique gift boxes that celebrate™ any occasion. Our gifting philosophy is simple; We want to help you show your appreciation towards the people who matter most.
ABOUT THE CO-FOUNDERS
Lindsay Marko and Emily Slater of A Signature Welcome know how to make a great first impression- even on each other. They became fast friends in 2003 on move-in day freshman year at The University of Georgia. Ten years later, both moved to Charleston with a vision. Emily, a wedding magazine veteran and Lindsay, a graduate of New York City’s Parsons The New School for Design and Jimmy Fallon costumes alum, were ready to combine strengths and begin their gifting company, curating gifts that celebrate™.
"Our gifting philosophy is simple; We want to help you show your appreciation towards the people who matter most." - Lindsay & Emily
Enneagram Type 7: The Enthusiast
Lindsay Bissell Marko is Co-Founder of A Signature Welcome. A graduate of the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business and former Terry Young Alumni board member, she started her career in finance. In 2009, she entered graduate school in New York City at Parsons the New School for Design and worked for Donna Karan, The Row, and Jimmy Fallon, while spending late nights designing a fine jewelry line, Bissell & Blaise. Lindsay brings her excel skills and love for creating beautiful things to A Signature Welcome. In her spare time, she serves on the board of Good Friends of the Lowcountry, enjoys discussing the Enneagram, taking reformer pilates classes, and traveling around the world. Lindsay and her husband (Evan) have two beautiful boys, Van + Banks.
Enneagram Type 9: The Peacemaker
Emily Howard Slater is Co-Founder of A Signature Welcome. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Emily started her career as a writer and managing editor for a lifestyle magazine. In 2009, she began working in Charleston for a nationally distributed luxury bridal publication where she had the opportunity to work closely with elite wedding professionals as well as fashion icons like Oscar de la Renta and Vera Wang. After working on the editorial side of the wedding industry for nearly a decade, Emily brings her industry knowledge and love for people to A Signature Welcome. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring museums with her family, running, and spending time on Martha's Vineyard. Emily and her husband (Sam) have three adorable children, Elsie, Sloane + Smith.
Enneagram Type 2: The Helper
Brittany Winston is the Buying Manager of A Signature Welcome. She grew up in Virginia as the eldest of four and graduated from Clemson University in 2009. A job at Mullen-Boston and one winter later, she headed to Charleston where she worked for the Charleston Wine + Food Festival and Garden & Gun magazine. In her spare time, she enjoys doing (hot) yoga, traveling, and spending time at the beach. Fun Fact: she lived in Australia and New Zealand - both before kindergarten!
Enneagram Type 9: The Peacemaker
Cassie Young is the Design and Relationship Manager of A Signature Welcome. She grew up in North Carolina and graduated from Louisiana State University in 2012. After many years working for Georgetown University, she relocated from Washington, DC to Charleston. In her spare time, Cassie enjoys traveling, live music, discovering new restaurants, and exploring beautiful South Carolina.
Enneagram Type 1: The Perfectionist
Maddie Gerard is the Production Manager of A Signature Welcome. She grew up in Eastern North Carolina, then made a home in Raleigh. She graduated from North Carolina State University with a major in Psychology. She began working as a sales associate at Monkees of Raleigh, where she fell in love with ensuring every customer left with a smile and found a strong attraction to merchandising. She enjoys spending her freetime in Beaufort, North Carolina and Little Washington.