Stone of Scone Farm is a welcoming place that attracts visitors who speak fondly of their experiences here.Some have taken their engagement further as Stone of Scone Farm Brand Ambassadors. This community of supporters represent diverse professions and walks of life yet are common in promoting a favorable image of the farm and our services. With gratitude, we spotlight them on this page for all that they do to build awareness of our services. They are integral to our success and among our best spokespersons. Following are our Stone of Scone Farm Brand Ambassadors.
Wife, Mother & Entrepreneur
Tanya Russell recognizes the best in people. While senior recruiter/global talent acquisition for a Fortune 500 company, she staffed more than 300 positions and gained recognition as a solutions provider with an extensive professional network. In the political realm, Tanya was press secretary and communications director for a congressional candidate. In the entertainment arena, she represented Anthony Riley, a leading contender on “The Voice.” When Anthony committed suicide, Tanya created a GoFundMe page to cover funeral expenses. As a friend, she asked her Facebook friends to send cards/notes/books/magazines to a friend battling cancer; the response was overwhelming. As one who lives a balanced life, she co-owns, with her husband, Hale Kukui, a destination property in Hawaii. With all of these achievements, Tanya says her greatest one is wife and mother. Her husband is her hero. No doubt, she’s his.
Jennifer Ransaw Smith
Brand id | Strategic Partners
Jennifer Ransaw Smith is a nationally sought-after Personal Elevation strategist, leadership development mentor and personal branding consultant. As the founding CEO of Brand id|Strategic Partners, the nation’s only full-service personal elevation agency, she works with entrepreneurs and executives from coast-to-coast to help them leverage their expertise to become game changers within their organization and industry. People call her when they want to “make a name for themselves.”
Brienna Richelle Photography is a boutique photography studio located in Gettysburg, PA. Since 2006, photographer Brienna Waybrant has shared her love and passion for creating timeless images with her clients. She specializes in portraits (newborn, maternity, children, family, and high school senior), weddings, and special events. One of Brienna’s favorite things about being a photographer is getting to know her clients and telling their unique story.
Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.
Professional Development Expert & Global Advisor
Karima is Founder and CEO of WordSmithRapport, a boutique consulting firm specializing in professional development. A leading authority in cutting edge adult education, Karima is distinguished by her commitment to excellence and extraordinary talent for elevating executive brands. Masterful at her craft, she advises individuals and organizations on the dynamics of leadership development, complex communication and performance management. Her shrewd ability to identify nuances and empower clients to achieve greater purpose and results is what makes Karima an indispensable asset in today’s competitive global environment.
Serenity Salon & Spa of Gettysburg
Serenity Salon & Spa of Gettysburg, LLC was established in 2013 by Mary Graham. Serenity is a full-service salon that offers a calm environment to relax, unwind, and receive excellent hair care. The salon’s mission, “Every guest should receive individual attention and exceptional service,” shows in many ways. Serenity draws a diverse clientele and has received recognition for exemplary services, notably “Best Salon & Spa,” “Best Massage Therapist,” and “Excellent Customer Service.” Serenity also supports local causes, including hair donation drives, haircuts for the homeless, and the Gettysburg Area High School Mini-THON®, a movement to conquer childhood cancer. Recently, Mary established an insurance business, Senior Benefits Options, in response to the demand for basic knowledge and education on affordable insurance options. She uses the same customer-centered approach as in her salon while creating job opportunities in Adams and surrounding counties.
Amy V. Simmons
Freelance Writer & Editor
Amy V. Simmons is a freelance writer and editor in Philadelphia. In addition to writing, editing and proofreading books, newspaper and magazine articles, she is also a published poet and aspiring playwright. Lately, she is collaborating with a veteran British rock musician on his memoirs of an over 50-year career in the music business, beginning at the iconic Cavern Club in Liverpool, England. She also has over ten years of experience in the hospitality and event planning industry, handling various components such as marketing, logistics, and budgeting. Her life philosophy is simple; we are created to share our gifts with others, whatever they may be.
LaVerne Baker Hotep
Inspirational Speaker & Consultant
LaVerne Baker Hotep is a human potential expert, inspirational speaker and founder & President of LaVerne Darnell International. Her consultancy specializes in assisting individuals world-wide to align with their personal and universal soul purpose and reclaim their natural gifts through the art and science of Numerology. LaVerne’s unique approach has empowered hundreds by revealing the meaning behind names, dates, and cycles through insightful and inspiring consultations. With over 30 years of research and practice in this ancient science, LaVerne brings a depth of wisdom, knowledge, humor, and intuitive insight to her readings, lectures and workshops. A member of Internationales Numerolgues in the UK, LaVerne addresses all things numerological in her upcoming book and podcast, Numerology for Enlightened Living.
Phyllis Slade Martin, Ph.D.
Historian & Consultant
Phyllis Slade Martin is an independent historian and the owner of Slade & Associates, LLC, a research, education, and consulting business. She is passionate about preserving African and African-American history and has consulted on numerous public history projects for community organizations, churches, and universities, including documentaries, exhibits, booklets, and a podcast. Her research interests focus on gender, race, religion, and resistance movements in the U.S. and other countries. Slade Martin received the GMU Spirit of King Award in 2003. She holds masters degrees in History and College Student Personnel Administration, and a Ph.D. in History from George Mason University.