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Our Team

Katie Toussaint: Editor 

Katie joined C5 with a background in publishing, journalism and creative writing. She manages our daily content, newsletter and freelance writers, and does a bit of writing and reporting as well. When she’s not hunched over her computer, you can find Katie somewhere in town stretching on a yoga mat, sipping wine or walking her fluffy fur-child, Maisie.

Follow her: @katietoussaint on Twitter and Instagram.
Send story pitches and friendly notes: ktoussaint@charlotteobserver.com.

Sallie Funderburk: Audience and Growth Manager

Sallie joined the C5 team in October 2016. The Myrtle Beach native attended the College of Charleston, majoring in communication with a concentration in media studies.
When she’s not tweeting or ‘gramming away, you can find her at a concert, playing tennis, eating sushi and attending any and every sporting event.

Email: sfunderburk@charlotteobserver.com| Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Alicia Thomas: Sponsored Content Editor

Alicia is the sponsored content editor for C5, The Charlotte Observer, SouthPark Magazine, and Carolina Bride — but she also loves writing editorial pieces as often as she can. She’s also the co-founder of a local startup, Work For Your Beer. You can usually find her behind her computer screen or drinking a beer (or both), or playing with her Great Pyrenees pup, Luna.
Follower her: @aliciarthomas on Instagram and Twitter
Send questions about sponsored content: athomas@charlotteobserver.com

Tyler Blackshaw: Sales Representative

Tyler handles the advertising and marketing for CharlotteFive including sponsorships, sponsored content, promoted social media posts, and 35Below memberships. When he’s not in meetings he can be found cheering on the local sports teams, enjoying a beer, or playing with his dog Rush. If you’re interested in advertising via CharlotteFive please email tblackshaw@charlotteobserver.com.


Our advertising products include daily sponsorships, sponsored content and section sponsorships. If interested, contact Tyler Blackshaw.


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