Janet Scarbrough

March Practitioners



Founder of 21Seeds

Nicole Emanuel knew it was destiny to get in business with her sister and create 21Seeds – the fruit juice infused tequila that not only makes a statement on your bar cart and tastes delicious, but is disrupting the alcohol industry with an approachable disposition to spirits.

Nicole began her career in finance with a job post-college at Deloitte where she opened the tax office in Hyderabad, India. Realizing she liked building companies rather than maintaining them, she boldly cashed out her 401k and embarked on the adventure of a lifetime by traveling the world. On this journey, she found herself in front of the most sought-after astrologist in India who told her she would one day fulfill her greatest accomplishments by working with family. When Nicole returned from globetrotting, she continued her career in finance where she quickly climbed the ladder and became the CFO to well-known media companies including Refinery29 and Brit & Co as well as fintech giants such as AngelList.

Kat, Nicole’s sister, was originally a wine drinker who soon made the switch to drinking distilled spirits. Kat had a preference for tequila but she wanted something smooth and simple with a fresh flavor that would make drinking the spirit as approachable as a glass of wine.  Morphing into a self-made mixologist, Kat created the first batch of 21Seeds in a filtered water pitcher and spent time perfecting the temperature, presentation and balance of flavors. Not long after, friends and family began asking for cocktail recipes and bottles of their own to have and serve.

21Seeds was born and the name consisted of “21” [“2” sisters and “1” friend] and “Seeds”, which represents the ingredients from the earth that go into each bottle of 21Seeds tequila. On this venture with 21Seeds, Nicole found her destiny by working with her sister and inspiring others to follow their dreams.

Genia Silver


Genia Silver Trousdell has been a low country design icon for over a generation. Her fun, flirty, fashionable jewelry is coveted by collectors since she first started selling to friends and family who would ask her to make new and varied designs. Crafted from materials like semi-precious stones, freshwater pears, gold and silver, Genia’s designs have a fresh, distinct look that gets her clients noticed! Genia’s pieces are perfect for everyday wear or special occasions, and have been an endearing local favorite and featured in boutiques from Atlanta to Ponte Vedra to Los Angeles and beyond. Whether you’re buying your first piece – or adding to a treasured collection – find out why so many women consider themselves dedicated “Silver Girls” for life!

Janet Scarbrough Painting


In her own words:
“I’ve always been an artist. Art, for me, has taken many forms from doodling the margins of my second-grade notebook to learning shape, shade and shadow in High school art class to drawing faces and nude bodies in college, sometimes modeling for my professors’ life drawing group. I’ve tried my hand at pen and ink, charcoal, pastels, and graphite. I was a sign artist for many years honing my skills in graphic design, hand lettering, gold leaf and airbrush. T-shirt Art was fun designing merch for country music artists and football teams.  I took a 30-year detour away from artsy things to become a massage therapist but after retirement I am again fascinated with art, this time painting out loud in living color with acrylics, watercolor and ink. Shapes became more abstract, bodies and faces gave way to movement and vivid color.  Where next? Time will tell.”

River House Dessert


Melissa Logan is Executive Pastry Chef for Montage Palmetto Bluff. In this role, Chef Melissa oversees all pastry operations for the Forbes five-star resort including a team of baking and pastry professionals for the property’s eight seasonally inspired restaurants and lounges, in-room dining and banquets and catering. With an appetite for turning gastronomy into art, and an enthusiastic personality to match, Chef Melissa ensures pastry concepts are carefully curated to deliver an unparalleled dining experience.

With almost two decades of professional culinary experience, Chef Melissa is no stranger to luxury, world-class service, drawing from an impressive career that expands from the West Coast and Hawaii, to the Bahamas and Grand Cayman. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Melissa jump started her career in Las Vegas, as part of the opening team at The Venetian Resort & Casino, a 4,000 room hotel. Next, she took on executive positions at hotels such as The Grand Del Mar in San Diego, The Four Seasons Hualalai and Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, where she has refined her culinary skills, menu development and staff management.

Outside of culinary, Chef Melissa is avid explorer, with a penchant for cross-country road trips. Her favorite destination is Hawaii, where she has lived on two different islands with her family and visited five of the eight islands in the archipelago. Along with her passions of snorkeling, paddle boarding, reading, watching mystery movies, knitting and crocheting, Chef Melissa says anything that gets her outdoors and away from technology is preferred. Her favorite pastime is spending time with her husband of 16 years, Vincent, and nine-year-old son, Malcolm.

Megan Miller headshot


With roots tracing back to a humble tea shop in London, England in 1872, Hale Tea Co. was brought to Savannah, Georgia in 1989 by the Hale family. Today, Hale Tea Co. is woman-owned and operated by a local Savannah College of Art and Design graduate, Megan Miller.  Megan has over 8 years of experience in Marketing and Event Planning before acquiring the company.  Her focus has always been on the food and beverage industry and her passion for tea made her owning and operating Hale Tea Co. the perfect fit.

Hale Tea Co. is proud to have brought a variety of tea blends into the hands of locals by partnering with over 40 retail partners in the Savannah, Bluffton and Hilton Head areas. Inspired by the beautiful Lowcountry, Megan and her all women team strive to make pieces that are not only enjoyable to drink with the highest quality ingredients, but are displayed to highlight the beauty and rich history of the region. Megan also puts a huge emphasis on community by sitting on several non-profit boards as well as supporting local charities.

Julie McAllister


Julie McAllister is a Charleston-based cake artist who artistically transforms the centerpiece of any celebration—cake—into an astonishing life-like representation, elevating the traditional dessert into an awe-inspiring work of art. She works closely with each client to ensure that the design exceeds their expectations, then uses her meticulous eye for detail and her artful hand to create extravagant designs that deceive and delight the eye. From wowing a wedding party with a whimsical Insta-worthy groom’s cake to capturing the essence of a brand with a playful product presentation, McAllister’s work has captured the attention of celebrities and national brands. Her clients include Reese Witherspoon, Garden & Gun and King Bean Coffee. Her work has also been featured in HGTV MagazineEntertain & Celebrate and SKIRT, and she was also honored as one of the winners of the Create TV Cooking Challenge.