Elizabeth Mathes, Co-Founder
Through her travels and meeting people around the world, Elizabeth Mathes formed a strong desire to see all women receive the opportunity for a better future. Elizabeth grew up in Dallas and attended the University of Georgia, where she studied finance, and went on to earn a MBA from Emory University. She has spent her career in the business world, most recently serving as a global buyer for an international retailer. Elizabeth hopes Project Love will enable women to receive new skills and advanced education so they can fulfill their dreams for their lives.
Amy Crouse, Co-Founder
With a heart for helping women truly come to life, Amy Crouse enjoys helping women discover and embrace who they were uniquely designed to be. She grew up in Atlanta, then attended the University of North Carolina, where she studied communications. With over fifteen years of experience handling public relations and marketing for global lifestyle, fashion, beauty and consumer brands, Amy has launched a number of companies and products. She believes Project Love will help make a difference in the lives of women both in the U.S. and abroad by creating better futures for women all over the world.
Laura Turnipseed, Director of Development
Laura has found she has a passion for helping women see their full potential and the bright side of what they have to offer. She grew up in South Georgia, then attended the University of Georgia where she studied marketing. In a sales role for most of her career, Laura was most recently a key account manager for a large consumer brands business based in Atlanta. She
believes Project Love has and will continue to bring women together from all walks of life to a better and brighter future.
Michael Faircloth, Designer
A native Texan, Michael Faircloth attended the Fashion Design program in the Art Department at The University of North Texas, where he received numerous local and national fashion design awards. While polishing his design and technical skills in college, Michael got a first-hand introduction to high fashion and client relations working at Neiman Marcus in Dallas. Some of his first clients prompted him to start his own custom fashion design company.
Over the past 30 years Michael has developed a worldwide clientele for custom garment design and has become a leader in the arts and fashion communities. He co-founded the Dallas Collection of Denim Jackets for the Dallas chapter of DIFFA, a nonprofit organization within the design industry. Michael also received national attention in 2001 for his design of Laura Bush’s red couture Inaugural gown, which is now a permanent installation at The Smithsonian Museum.