Caryn Terradas

Caryn Terradas

Founder/Owner

“Call me Ishmael.” Well, my name is Caryn so you should probably just call me that. I’ve been in sales and marketing a long time. I worked retail sales for almost 15 years before moving along to corporate America. I worked in sales for a training and consulting company for almost 10 years ( I started very young. Only 7) before deciding I could do it on my own.
My timing was perfect. I started my own business and BAM….the recession hit. I found myself with more time than money and no advertising budget at all. I started using LinkedIn to drum up business and low and behold…it worked! And even better….it worked for FREE.

I had a client who asked if I would speak to her group about using social media to market yourself and your business. So of course, I told her no. That’s boring drivel and no one wants to hear about it. She didn’t give up (thank goodness) and I finally agreed to speak to a small group. I loved it. The group loved it. There was clapping and a star was born. Well….not a star, but someone who was really excited to share information. I continued to speak across the country and gathered more social media clients. Eventually I was forced to reevaluate my business and realized the social media side was generating more income and way more fun. So I became a full time social media manager and have never looked back.

That’s the not-so-short version of my life….whew! Boring! What you really need to know is I love what I do and I’m good at it. Give me a chance and I’ll show you what social media can do for your business.

Virginia Riley

Virginia Riley

Account Manager

Meet Virginia

🎵She doesn't own a dress, her hair is always a mess...
She never compromises, loves babies and surprises...
She only drinks coffee at midnight, when the moment is not Right, her timing is quite unusual
You see her confidence is tragic, but her intuition magic...🎵

The fastest way to my heart is chocolate and a pat on the back (in that order). I’m a people pleaser by nature, so don’t be alarmed. My answer is almost always “of course!” This is only because I *sometimes* genuinely enjoy doing things for other people.

I started working with Caryn in March of 2017. I have always loved all things tech, but had only used Social Media for personal use. That ended up being a good thing, because I was able to learn from The Master (She asked that we call her that).

I am a fixer, give me something that needs a solution and I’ll find it. I think that made me a good fit for Social U’s first full time employee. That’s probably something you should ask Caryn about though. One of my favorite things about what I do is the numbers. I obsess over creating the perfect content for our clients. So when the numbers confirm that I’ve produced quality content, I can barely contain my excitement.

I love pretty much anything outdoors, so that makes me the odd man out on our team. But I also love the air conditioning because summers are hot.

Born and raised here in Birmingham, University of Alabama then to Auburn University for the remainder of my college years. I have a big family that means the world to me, and my nephew Noah means the world² to me. I also have a 7 year old puppy named Hallie, she is a rescue and won’t leave my side.. unless you offer her steak, then it’s a toss up.

Leah Mink

Leah Mink

Account Manager

Hey y'all, I’m Leah, lover of all dogs, tacos, memes, and social media. My background is in sales and marketing with a mortgage license thrown in. When I’m not posting, liking, commenting and researching how-to’s, I am spending time with Spanky, my insane Boston Terrier, or dreaming of traveling the world. My dreamer mentality and creativity give me a different spin on all things social media.

Salena Harrison

Selena Harrison

Marketing Strategist

I’m a marketing nerd and a strategic planner. Over the last 12 years, I’ve been in business development and have an extensive background in digital marketing and financial analysis. Yep, you read that right. I’m a numbers girl.

You won’t hear the typical marketing and sales “fluff” when you talk to me. I’ll tie your marketing efforts to numbers and give you the tools to assess how and when to change tactics and improve your bottom line.

My analytical nature (numbers, baby) is matched by a desire to support, inspire and motivate teams and individuals. I love working with organizations and helping them grow through analysis.

I live in Birmingham with the greatest showman on earth and two crazy kids. I prefer to spend the weekends away from computer screens, in my workshop, outside, on a trail, in a park, at a lake… you get the picture. I hail from Red Stick and bleed purple and gold.

Hannah Grimes

Hannah Grimes

Project Specialist

I'm the queen of the three Fs – finding, fixing, and fabulosity (ok, not a word, but should be). With my mastery of Google-fu, I find the stats, trends, and ideas that make our social media machine run. When I'm not searching for needles in haystacks, I write blog posts and email newsletters, make website edits, and fix whatever needs fixing – not that Caryn ever makes any mistakes, mind you. My  fabulosity is measured in kilowatt hours.

When I'm not saving Caryn’s bacon, I'm saving the world one rescue pup at a time as foster mom and volunteer for various animal rescues. My trophy husband, James, is my partner-in-crime and father to our fur kids Zuri, Daredevil, Jezebel, and Harvey.