One Creative Place
Charleston, WV 25311
Around here, we’ve been known to say it’s all about the people. Ours are pretty great, if we do say so ourselves. From comediennes to travel enthusiasts, foodies to novelists, we’ve got a little bit of everything radiating within the walls of Kingery & Company. In addition to all the unique things we bring to the table as individuals, the one thing we all have in common is a deeply-rooted passion for helping our clients and that thing we do – build capacity for nonprofits.
Tricia Kingery, M.A., M.B.A., is the president and founder of Kingery & Company, LLC, a consulting firm celebrating 13 years of helping nonprofits empower people, develop organizations, and strengthen communities. Kingery & Company has become the go-to consulting firm for nonprofits that need strategic planning, community needs assessments, board development, fundraising, public relations and marketing. Every day, the Kingery team uses experience, skills and passion to fuel the mission of clients like CAMC, Forks of Coal Foundation, Charleston Light Opera Guild, WV KIDS COUNT, WV211, Health Departments, and Community Action Agencies, to name a few. With a M.B.A. from WVU, Master’s in Counseling and Rehabilitation and Bachelor’s in Psychology from Marshall, education is at the heart of everything Tricia does. Find out more at www.KingeryandCompany.com.
In 2018, Tricia realized the need to re-imagine the traditional meeting experience, creating a space that embraces the best of West Virginia’s natural beauty. Boasting 7,000 square feet, The Retreat at One Creative Place is a meeting, training and event venue snuggled in the hills of Northgate Business Park in Charleston. With a spacious deck that stretches the length of the lodge-like building, meetings and events take place inside and out. Kingery & Company clients use The Retreat for free! Other nonprofits and corporations can rent the entire building or various rooms at hourly, daily and monthly rates. Find out more at www.TheRetreatWV.com.
Tricia and her husband Alex live in Charleston, WV with their daughter Alexandra. She enjoys mentoring young people, volunteering in her community, spending time with family, collecting children’s books, and traveling.
Chief Development Officer
Bobbie Spry serves as Chief Development Officer, a role that empowers her to provide planning, training and marketing services for our nonprofit organization clients. With an eye towards identifying new business prospects, Bobbie is also focused on driving business growth for Kingery & Company and The Retreat WV through building relationships.
Bobbie has proven experience as a community engagement and fundraising specialist, with many years of experience working with and volunteering for non-profit organizations. She is motivated, has the ability to solve complex problems and a passion for philanthropy. Bobbie’s love of people and ability to make connections will serve us, our clients and community well for many years to come.
Regarding her education, Bobbie graduated summa cum laude from West Virginia State University with a Bachelor of Science in communications and minor in English. Previously employed by West Virginia Radio Corporation, she oversaw day-to-day marketing and promotions for seven radio stations appealing to diverse audiences throughout the state. Prior to that, she worked at WV Executive Magazine and West Virginia State University. Note the trend, every employer has the words “West Virginia” in it. As an experienced event planner, organizer and communicator, Bobbie uses her expertise to build capacity for nonprofit organizations. From people to places, she is a true champion of West Virginia, its children, families, business and communities. She uses her passion for helping others to provide countless hours of volunteer service for worthy causes. Bobbie loves to network, plan events, coach high intensity workouts and attend WVU football games. She resides in Charleston with her husband, Guy and three kids, Savannah, Judge and Charleston.
Robin is the contract graphic designer with the “skilz” to help promote your non-profit from logo concept to social media graphics. Robin has been in the print/graphic design field for 28+ years and brings a variety of experience from being in the print sector to freelancing for various clients throughout the years. She served 20+ years in the newspaper industry, proudly serving as commercial printing manager at a high-performing, high-demand printing facility. The last 8 years have seen her step back into her first love of graphic design for a top 100 furniture retailer. The highest honor she received during her career was being featured in Presstime Magazine’s Printing Industry’s “Top 20 Under 40” in 1998. Robin is a graduate of Mountwest Community College with an AAS in Information Technology.
Robin lives in Hamlin with her husband John, 3 spoiled cats and her son Matt. Her daughter Ashleigh followed in mom’s footsteps by getting a graphic design degree from Marshall University. She is now sharing her love of art with 6-8 grade students at Hamlin Junior High.