Wesley loves to tinker, and fancies himself a creative problem solver. The many hats he wears as CEO, etc. at First in Print afford him ample opportunities to play around with his puzzler each day.
An entrepreneur with a graphic design and web design background, but most importantly a husband and father, Wes enjoys family adventures with his wife Melanie, son Conrad, and daughter Genevieve. They love bike rides, kayaks, road trips, mountains, and hanging out on the beach.
A self-proclaimed life long learner, Wesley is passionate about building a home environment and company culture that both foster a love of learning and keen interest in self improvement. He can build a spreadsheet to manage just about anything, and considers himself a nerd with an artistic streak. Inspired by his lovely wife who was a middle school teacher for six years, he aspires to put his talents and resources to work helping inspire a love of learning in the hearts of students who need it.
This fun-loving, pretty geeky, left-handed somewhat artsy outdoorsy type fellow is also a big fan of astronomy, audiobooks, aviation, and even some things that don't begin with the letter A- such as mountain biking, running, guitar, snowboarding, and racquetball.
FATHER & SON
minecraft & running
DAD & DAUGHTER
leading by example
"I am so lucky and grateful for the people in my life! My job is turning ideas into reality every single day. My family is loving and supportive. My talented, passionate employees share my vision and help me build a fun, productive, and rewarding environment."
Kate's destiny for design was evident. As early as 9 years old, she was designing and printing "Katie's Club" newsletters for her 3rd-grade friends. She's been challenging herself to make ideas tangible ever since.
Her knack for dreaming up and executing ideas fits in perfectly around here. She sharpened her craft earning a BA in design from Flagler College. Hungry for knowledge, she also nabbed a BFA in fine art and minors in illustration, advertising, and art history. Her curiosity has led her around the world, and continues to fuel her desire to study and explore. When she's not finding new books to read and classes to take, she's treasure hunting in intriguing shops, painting in her studio, or soaking up old-world stories.
"The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life." —William Morris
designer + illustrator + adventurer
"I have a serious case of wanderlust and I make it a point to surround myself
with all things green, positive/creative souls, & wonderful sounds."
Melanie is passionate about helping others and learning all she can in the process. She is constantly reading and learning new ways of doing things. Melanie likes to create and implement new systems that make life easier and more manageable. Hence why she takes pride in her organizational skills.
Melanie loves everything outdoors and craves adventure and new experiences. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Wesley, and their son, Conrad, and daughter, Genevieve, doing a variety of things such as venturing to the beach, going biking, kayaking, camping, and listening to live music. She enjoys running or walking for different causes, especially breast cancer and Alzheimer’s awareness. Melanie also enjoys the quieter side of life by practicing yoga, getting creative with her drawing and painting, and working on crafty projects.
white water rafting
“One of my goals is to continue to be a humanitarian who helps our local community. I am passionate about my relentless pursuit of knowledge and desire to help others.”