Chelsea Mars
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Chelsea is the Project Manager at Authentic


With a Philly cheesesteak in one hand and a Wawa tea in the other, Chelsea moved from her hometown of Delaware County, PA to the mountains of North Carolina in 2007 to attend Appalachian State University. While at App State, she fell in love with southern hospitality, the Blue Ridge Mountains, her future-husband, and freelance marketing. The entrepreneurship center within the Walker College of Business became her second-home and helped her form the foundation of her budding freelance career.

Throughout her early twenties, Chelsea built a strong freelance marketing portfolio throughout the greater Boone area – helping businesses ranging from beekeepers to flight schools, and a handful of restaurants. A job offer to travel the Caribbean for Divi Resorts was too good to pass and she moved her little family down the mountain to their corporate offices in Chapel Hill, NC. Most recently, Chelsea comes to to us by way of Duke University – where she led their student-powered marketing agency, Pitch Story Lab, to become the second highest grossing college media agency in the country.

Outside of Authentic, Chelsea donates her time to a nonprofit organization, Band Together, where she helps market an annual fundraising concert to raise over $1 million for other Raleigh-area nonprofits. She spends her free time not taking herself seriously with her husband, toddler, two dogs, cat, and angelfish. She’s an avid gardener (always pulling or planting something) and enjoys the outdoors in general. She loves to travel and is looking forward to the perks of her husband’s budding career as a commercial pilot.


Dipping Sauces
Rearranging Furniture
Fantasy Football