About Us

Our Story

Kelly and Jenn are both mothers, and dog moms, who are North Carolina natives, major foodies, and music enthusiasts – especially 90’s and 2000’s rap – Ratchet Party Slaps anyone? 

Kelly is a tenured non-profit professional, and multi-passionate creative. As a woman who has struggled with her body image for years, Kelly is a champion of body respect and embracing the skin you’re in.

Kelly’s creative interests and specialties are cooking, food photography, short-form video, hand lettering, logo design, branding, decorating, and watercolor art.

Kelly owns Kelly Cain Creative and The Raleigh Local.

You can find Kelly on Instagram:



Jenn is a tenured Human Resources professional, but has always been a creative at heart. After experiencing an unthinkable life threatening medical event in 2021, she left HR full time, and I set out on a course to pursue creative passions.

Jenn owns Jenn Kennedy, LLC (Emerald Pine Collective), and is a self-published children’s book author (times two – and one of which was self-illustrated!)

Jenn’s creative interests and specialties are florals, photography, watercolor art, writing, and cooking.

You can find Jenn on Instagram: @collectivejenn

Let’s connect! Follow along with us on Instagram: @creativecollective_podcast