Hi! I’m Natalie Ray.
I began my career in marketing and public relations in Sacramento, California where I was the Marketing Director & Lead Event Planner at Greene & Co., a designer jewelry company specializing in high-end and celebrity designs. Desiring to further develop my career, and live closer to the beautiful Pacific Ocean, I made the move to the city by the bay, San Francisco, and began work as the Public Relations and Social Media Account Executive at F.W.I.W. Creative (Now Farinella, Inc.). In 2010, Natalie assembled a talented team of award-winning designers, writers, and artists to create a very skilled, experienced, and elegant company, Studio 41 Creative.
In 2014, I moved to Asheville, North Carolina with my husband, Justin, a musician that tours both domestically and internationally with Michael Bublé, making tv appearances on Ellen, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Saturday Night Live. Justin teaches Jazz at UNC Asheville when he’s not on tour.
Justin and I fell in love with the arts and culture of Asheville, and decided it was the perfect place to settle in and raise a family. We now have two children, Wyatt and Wesley.
Studio 41 Creative is a new marketing agency that is focused exclusively on building the brands and communities of those creative businesses we have grown to love so much.
Three years after it’s conception, Studio 41 needed to expand. Feeling closed in by the essence of Studio 41- the branded name, the small office space, and location served- I decided to conceive a marketing course that would truly capture the soul of what she was trying to accomplish: to propel creative businesses all over America to the exposure they deserved. Hence, the Studio 41 Social Media Academy was born.
Ready. Set. Launch.