Our Team


tara burns president of branded.

As founder of branded, Tara is just the right amount of left brain and right. Her unbridled creativity tempered by decisive strategy has served her well over the last 15 years in the industry. Nothing is as satisfying for her as watching her advice and expertise take a client’s business growth through the roof. Outside of work Tara is a founding member of PEAK – Kingsport’s Young Professional Organization. Not to mention being honored as one of the emerging stars of the area’s business community as one of the 40 Under Forty in 2014. Most recently Tara was awarded The KOSBE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Kingsport Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Email Tara



Connie is the clock by which branded runs. As our Director of Operations, she manages daily order production and the internal organization of the company. With over 16 years experience in the industry, she’s seen it all – and knows how to help. She’s known for having “a voice that smiles” when she picks up the line and she loves helping our clients get it done and done right!

Email Connie