LGA TEAM & CONTRIBUTORS

Stuart Rayburn

Stuart Rayburn

Co-Owner & Co-Publisher | Little Guide Augusta

Stuart Rayburn cultivated an early appreciation of southern culture, history, food, art and architecture growing up in Savannah, Georgia. A graduate of Augusta University, he has been in Augusta since 1988. Stuart lives in West Augusta and owns commercial property in historic downtown Augusta where he produces the Downtown Walking Map for Augusta and Downtown Athens. Stuart is a partner in TheNewcomersGuide.com and The Little Guide Augusta, and he owns a small billboard company. His passions are raising his two boys Will and John Banks, preserving and developing our historic downtown and helping small businesses grow through branding and customer acquisition. If you know of anyone who needs help getting their message out to Augusta, he’s the best!

Molly Swift

Molly Swift

Co-Owner & Co-Publisher | Little Guide Augusta

Molly Swift moved to Augusta from the U.K in 2002, and immediately fell in love with the area. With a background in publishing, project management and a Masters in Business, Molly now manages social media marketing for local businesses. She is devoted to growing the Little Guide Augusta both as a guide book, and as an online community. While food isn’t her main love – that would be husband, Jeremy – it makes an appearance on her list of favorite things, right behind her three daughters, gorgeous grandson, two dogs and two cats. When not writing, eating, or hanging out with her family, Molly can usually be found drinking coffee on the porch posting gifs on Facebook.

Brian Allen

Brian Allen

Account Manager | Little Guide Augusta & The Newcomers Guide

Brian Allen is native Augustan with a long abiding love affair with his hometown. An accomplished multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, his love for local was born of his interactions with the arts community through music. He is a graduate of The John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School and Augusta University, and a longstanding advocate for the local music community. New to the Little Guide team, Brian also shares the passion of Molly, Stuart, Linda and Martin for locally owned & small businesses in the Greater Augusta area. When not onstage or in the trenches supporting local business, you’ll find him at home with his loving wife, Tracy, his two sons, Aidan and Isaac, Louie the dog, and Cricket the kitty cat.

Linda Motto

Linda Motto

Creative Director | Mottive Design

Linda Motto is the Creative Director of Mottive Design, a Marketing + Design company based in Evans, Georgia. Linda has called the Augusta area home for the past couple of decades where she started her career in advertising, bought her first home, got married, started a family, and started a business. She values solid design, solid relationships, and investing back into a solid community. Linda stays grounded by sharing miles with fellow runners and attending Wesley Church. Her favorite pastime is family game night with husband, Nick, and son, Escher.

Martin William Harvey

Martin William Harvey

Owner | White Whale Web Design: A Strategic Marketing Company

Martin Harvey is the owner of the strategic marketing company White Whale Web Design and the designer behind the Little Guide website. Martin moved to America from the U.K in 1993 and has lived in several regions across the United States. Studying Aeronautical Science and Business at Kansas State University, Martin graduated with full commercial pilot certifications and flight instructor certificates. Since transitioning to strategic marketing, Martin’s purpose is helping small businesses reach their ultimate marketing potential through creativity, design, data analysis and strategic marketing. When not reading books or playing his ukulele, Martin can be found enjoying the outdoors with his girlfriend Amelia and new puppy Charleston.