Meet Our Team
Vernisha Crawford, Founder
Vernisha Crawford was born and raised in Gastonia, NC, where she resided with her two parents, her five brothers and 4 sisters. She is a first-generation college graduate from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and of Grand Canyon University with a Master of Science Degree in Leadership. She has also earned her certification as a professional life coach.
Vernisha has accumulated over 8 years of corporate training and management experience and has over 6 years of experience as a pageant coach.
Vernisha serves as the Chief Executive Officer for B.Y.E., LLC and currently holds the title of Ms. Black Charlotte NC USA 2017, where she is responsible for carrying out her platform to engage young women to live a more fulfilling life. Vernisha is now pursuing her PhD in General Psychology.
Khaleel Loyd, Marketing Director
Khaleel is the CEO and Co-Founder of Loyd Visuals, LLC - a family owned visual production company that strives to create visuals that will stand the test of time. Khaleel is a Greensboro native who migrated to Charlotte to attend The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Health Communication and Public Health. He is currently employed by Premier Healthcare Solutions where he serves as a Product Support Analyst, assisting over 3,700 hospitals across the U.S.
Carniece Greene, Fundraising Manager
Ms. Greene is a graduate of Syracuse University where she played on the women's basketball team for 3 years. After college, Ms.Greene worked at a prominent law firm in Charlotte as an assistant. After which, she left and took a role within Compass Group that has led her to her current path as a Procurement Analyst.
In her time in Corporate America, Ms.Greene began to explore her passions, one of which included hair care. She was able to channel this passion into a vision and create what is now known as Curl Confessions; an integrated platform for knowledge, marketing and communication that bridges the gap between hair care journeys and hair care knowledge.