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Our Friday Introductions

Meet the Rising Tide Society Team


Today’s Instagram Challenge, Friday Introductions, have been inspired by YOU! Reading the introductions on the Rising Tide Society Facebook page has been one of the highlights of our week, and we hope it’s a tradition that continues as people join the community.

Here’s our team:


 Krista Jones – Co-Founder

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Hi friends! I’m Krista, one of the founders of the Rising Tide Society. I’m also a fine art film photographer and Graphic Designer for Creative Entrepreneurs alongside my husband Davey. We were married 2010 and we live on Kent Island with our two sweet pups – D’leh and Goose. When we’re not photographing weddings, launching websites or breaking Instagram with Rising Tide Society Challenges, we love working on our house, cooking, doing Crossfit, reading and spending time near the water.

Two Extra Snippets:

  • I survive on a healthy balance of coffee & wine…
  • I adore baking (Natalie just got a triple layer chocolate cheesecake for her birthday trip last week,) but if you read Davey’s intro below, you’ll understand why it’s so rare to find sweets in our house!



 Natalie Franke Hayes – Co-Founder

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I’m Natalie and I’m one of the Founders of the Rising Tide Society. I was born & raised in Annapolis, Maryland and believe life is always better by the Bayside. I am happiest with a camera in my hand, surrounded by good friends, holding a glass of white wine, with a puppy in my lap. I’m married to my high school sweetheart and I’m a total hopeless romantic.

Two Extra Snippets:

  • Every room in my house has at least one anchor in it!
  • I drive an Electric Blue Mini Cooper named Anderson!



 Caitlin Kruse – Editor + Educator

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Hi! I’m Caitlin, an editor at Rising Tide Society. I wear many hats these days as a new mom, the Editorial Director at the lifestyle website Glitter Guide and the co-founder of the MD//DC based wedding and styling company Kruse & Vieira Events. Oh — and I’ve ran my personal blog Style Within Reach for nearly 8 years! I’m pretty obsessed with Instagram, my daughter Piper Rose, a good bottle of rose, arranging flowers, picnics by the water, Italy and all things Italian and weekly Sunday night dinners at my parents. Spending time with my husband and our rescue pup Sullivan has been even sweeter since the arrival of our daughter 6 weeks ago.

Two Extra Snippets:

  • I was a somewhat serious ballet dancer for 8 years and still love to go see performances at the Kennedy Center once a year!
  • In college I was an extra on Dawson’s Creek!



 Davey Jones – Editor, Educator + Shark Pack Member

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Hey y’all, I’m Davey. I’m the editor here at the Rising Tide Society, and one half of a film photography team with my beautiful wife, Krista. I think the perfect day would include the beach, a nap, some exercise, and little R&R with the wifey + pups. I wouldn’t complain if a book and Settlers of Catan were thrown in there, too.

Two Extra Snippets:

  • Krista can’t keep snacks in the house because I will eat them all… in one sitting.
  • I am the head varsity lacrosse coach of a 2x state championship team.



Lauren Swann – Editor

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Hey there sweet friends! I’m Lauren and I’m one of the editors here at the Rising Tide Society.  I’m also a wedding and portrait photographer that believes in capturing and celebrating marriage through each and every season.  I’m a believer, wife, photographer, dreamer, blogger, and friend who is in love with all things classic, romantic, and natural.  A few things I’ve been loving lately are: genuine friendships, Netflix, quality time, and spending days by the sea.

Two Extra Snippets:

  • I’ve been to all five of the Great Lakes and swam in them! This is also my go-to interesting fact when asked!
  • I think that Madewell is the perfect love child of both Anthropologie and J.Crew! #winning #suchagirl



Genevieve Jones – TuesdaysTogether Community Manager

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Hello world of creatives, I’m Genevieve! My incredible sister-in-law Krista and brother, Davey, have recently welcomed me into the Rising Tide Society to help out with some administrative leg work. So this means that I have the pleasure of reviewing leader applications, managing Facebook groups, and doing a little website maintenance! When I’m not working with Rising Tide Society I am busy working for a non-profit out here in beautiful San Diego called Feeding America and I am also a full time student at San Diego State University.

Two Extra Snippets:

  • I spent two and a half amazing years teaching English abroad in Barcelona Spain
  • Yesterday I became the proud owner of 2 adorable cats!



Kerry Wheeler – Social Media Intern

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Hi there, sweet friends! My name is Kerry and I am an aspiring digital media specialist and Junior at Providence College in Providence, RI. I live for blue skies and deep breaths of ocean air and on my days off you can find me sailing on the Narragansett Bay! I am oh-so passionate about social media and fascinated with the psychology behind it. I hope to create change in the world by promoting positive media that encourages transparency and authenticity in business.

Two Extra Snippets:

  • I watch Chopped on the Food Network religiously every night.
  • In the past two years I have lived in 4 different states!


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