Raised in South Carolina, Christie is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has worked over 35 years in various aspects of marketing, communications, broadcasting, and acting.
She commenced her career on Madison Avenue working in account management at global ad agencies BBDO and SSC&B-Lintas/Interpublic. During this time, she also studied professional acting at Neighborhood Playhouse Theatre School and HB Studio.
After ten years in NY, Christie returned to the Carolinas where she’s worked in Columbia, Charlotte, Wilmington and Boone. Her former employers and clients include Trane Commercial Air Conditioning, Syneractive Internet Development, S.C. Tobacco-Free Collaborative, and Columbia City Ballet, as well as broadcasting companies: SCETV, WVOC radio, Aisling Radio Group (now owned by Curtis Media Group), and the super-fun, but now defunct MTN TV.
Throughout adulthood, Christie has worked as a commercial actor and voice over artist. She is currently represented by Millie Lewis Agency and her work includes projects for Duke Energy, MedSims/WebMD, Zimmer BioMet, Samsung, BiLo, Bojangles, Blimpie Subs, and Denny’s.
Christie is a member of the American Association of Media Photographers, the S.C. Film Alliance, the Leadership Columbia class of 1992, Conservation Voters of South Carolina, Columbia Drama Club, and of Trinity Cathedral. She is a host of Columbia’s annual I Believe Anita Hill celebration, has served as an advisor for Girls, Inc., on the Board of Directors for Horn in the West, and has volunteered with several American Red Cross hurricane recovery efforts.
Christie’s various pursuits have formed the foundations that guide her life: endeavoring to see clearly, think logically, feel compassionately, and communicate effectively. As a corporate trainer, she’s inspired by the opportunity to guide others to the insight, mastery and confidence that drive personal empowerment and success.
Working independently or as an adjunct trainer with
Midlands Tech Corporate and Continuing Education
Classwork and Workshops:
Akebono Brake Corporation
Arbor One Farm Credit
BCBS of South Carolina
Colonial Farm Credit, Virginia
Comet (Central Regional Midlands Transit Authority)
Conservation Voters of S.C.
Electric Cooperatives of S.C.
Millie Lewis Talent Agency, Columbia
Richland County Public Library
Richland School District One
Rite Dose Corporation
S.C. Association of CPA‘s Young CPA‘s Program
S.C. Commission for the Blind
S.C. Dept. of Corrections
S.C. Dept. of Public Safety, Troopers Leadership School
S.C. Dept. of Health & Human Services
S.C. Dept. of Transportation
S.C. Election Commission
Break-out sessions and speeches for:
Richland Sertoma Club Monthly Luncheon
Richland School District One Administrator’s Annual Conference
S.C. Dept. of Health & Environmental Control
S.C. Dept. of Transportation’s Annual Right-of-Way Conference
S.C. Dept. of Health & Human Service’s Statewide Annual Conference
Midlands Tech’s Annual Corporate Retreats