"What is important is family, friends, giving back to your community and finding meaning in life."   -Adrian Grenier

Community keeps us inspired....keeps us motivated to do great work. That’s why the Summit team contributes its time, talent and treasure to Western North Carolina.

In addition to doing as much pro-bono work as possible for our non-profit clients, each team member contributes much time to organizations in our area that are dear to our hearts.

Partner and Creative Director Tony Seagle has a calling to work on behalf of the children of our community, and that is reflected in his service work. Former president of Hands-On! Children Museum and the current president of the St. Gerard House (a school for autistic children), Tony gives 100% , both physically and emotionally, to any cause he serves.

“As a native of Western North Carolina, it means a lot to me to now be giving back to the place that offered me so much as a child.” –Tony Seagle

In the past, Partner Chris Burns has served as president of the Pardee Hospital Foundation, Blue Ridge Community Health Services, Hendersonville Rotary, The Henderson County Young Leaders program, and the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce. Today, he spends much of his time working on the board of the Ecusta Trail, a rails to trails project that he believes could contribute greatly to the health, both physical and economic, of Henderson and Transylvania counties.

“It’s exciting to think that something you are working on today with fellow community members could make such a lasting impact on our entire region for years to come” --Chris Burns

Marybeth Burns currently serves on the board of the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce and the Hendersonville Rotary Club, as well as serves on the Student Health Advisory Committee. But her passion lies in educating the community about balanced health and disordered Eating, so Marybeth spends much of her free time acting as the President of the board of T.H.E. Center for Disordered Eating and speaking to students and organizations around the community about eating disorders.

Other team members contribute their time to The Chamber Ambassador Committee, Boys and Girls Club, and church service groups...just to name a few.

“The main reason we started Summit Marketing Group was to serve the needs of our community. It keeps us in the place we love and working with the people that mean so much to us.” –Marybeth Burns