Category: Meet Our Team

Stuart Walters

Stuart Walters is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina. He has been with CEED since 2015 providing CEED Capital Funding education, support, and approval for the Center for Economic Empowerment and Development. While at CEED, he has supported small business owners and entrepreneurs in navigating the financial impact of natural disasters, pandemics, and economic changes. Stuart Graduated from Fayetteville – Terry Sanford in 1978 and Wake Forest in 1982. Worked in banking, including First Citizens Bank in Haymount, for 30…

Melissa Martinez

Melissa Martinez became a member of The Women’s Business Center of Fayetteville at CEED in April 2021. As a Business Consultant, she helps clients during the different stages of their business development, focusing on sharing the skills needed to build their customer base through her knowledge and experience in commercial processes, marketing research, and new business opportunities. Melissa was born and raised in Colombia. She received her degree in Industrial engineering at the Technological University of Pereira (Colombia), she received…

Caitlin Chastain

Caitlin Chastain became a member of the Women’s Business Center of Fayetteville at CEED in May 2021. She started her professional career in event planning and marketing after graduating from Meredith College in 2019 where she majored in Business and Entrepreneurship. Caitlin is a military brat but has spent most of her youth here in Fayetteville NC. After graduating from Northwood Temple Academy she knew right away that she wanted to go into business. While attending Meredith College she was…

Sara Kanady

Sara Kanady became a member of The Women’s Business Center of Fayetteville at CEED in November 2020. As a Business Consultant, she helps clients during the different stages of their business development focusing on sharing the skills needed to build their customer base through the art of lending. North Carolina born and raised, Sara first attended her local community college in search of what her true passion would be in life and what she would enjoy doing. Sara received her…

Carolina Echeverri

Carolina Echeverri became a member of The Women’s Business Center of Fayetteville at CEED in October 2020. As a Business Consultant, she helps clients during the different stages of their business development focusing on sharing the skills needed to build their customer base through CEED Loan Programs. Born in Venezuela and raised in Colombia, Carolina began her professional career as a Business Consultant at WBCFay.   Carolina specializes in helping clients with their feasibility studies consulting with clients who need…

Katlin Neese

Katlin Neese became a member of the Women’s Business Center of Fayetteville at CEED in March of 2018. She began her career with the WBC as a part-time Business Consultant and is now the Interim Director. She manages the Women’s Business Center program by focusing on the overall needs of clients as well as the team. Katlin was born in a small town in Pennsylvania. She began her college education focusing on fine art and held a variety of jobs…

Tiffany Haywood

Tiffany Haywood became a member of The Women’s Business Center of Fayetteville at CEED team in November of 2019. As a Business Consultant, she helps clients during the different stages of their business development focusing on sharing the skills needed to build their customer base through social media. Born and raised in Bronx, New York Tiffany began her professional career as a Paralegal for a two-partner law firm specializing in insurance and contract law while maintaining a position with a…