Kelly Burnette – Principal/ Co-Founder
In her own words:
I’ve been in the branding and marketing industry since 1993 having worked with a full spectrum of clients ranging from financial houses to professional sports team, from gourmet candy companies to real estate developers. I started my career in the financial district of San Francisco, CA learning from some top creative talents and one very tough and savvy businesswoman. In 1996, my wanderlust brought me back home to the beautiful state of North Carolina, but this time instead of being nestled in the awe-inspiring mountains, I chose the coast—the prettiest coast in the United States. In 1998, I co-founded Maximum and we focused our energies and talents on destination marketing. We’ve been rocking and rolling ever since.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications with a concentration in the public relations arena. To expand and enhance my education for our real estate specialization, I received my real estate brokers licenses in 2004. In 2013, I earned my certification as a social media strategist from Society3, a leading business school for applied social media.
What motivates and inspires me?
• Authenticity. People that are real, products that are real, feelings that are real.
• My Family. My kids are awesome… there’s no other way to put it. My husband’s pretty cool, too, and together we created two awesome little beings!
• I’m an identical twin.
• My favorite two authors are Ernest Hemingway and Agatha Christie.
• I hate bacon.