more than a team

Your Partners

take the high road

Katie Westbrooks

Creative Director

Katie is an award-winning graphic designer with a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and minor in Marketing. She maintains an active pursuit of development in her field, through which she has accumulated a diverse skill set that allows her to wear multiple hats within her role as Art Director: branding, layout, graphic design, social media strategy, and special event orchestration. When Katie’s not #TakingTheHighRoad she enjoys spending time with her dog Luna, reading comics and cheering on her favorite sports team the Atlanta Braves.


Kate Van Huss

Director of Digital Advertising and Social Media

Kate’s life mantra of “be good, do good” drives her to do anything she does with her whole heart. Her pursuit of knowledge and understanding about the human experience led her to pursue a Bachelor of Science in History and Philosophy at ETSU. She has developed her professional career for over 20 years in roles within Sales and Marketing from wedding and event planning to grassroots and digital marketing. As a military brat born on the North Carolina coast who has lived in places from the Far East to the Wild West, Kate’s adaptability to change led her into her role as Director of Digital Advertising and Social Media with HRA. Family relationships, passion for local dining and community growth, and her love of journaling through Instagram inspire her along the path of living her most authentic self.

Justin Slone

Digital Designer

From Lebanon, Va., his role at HRA includes digital and web design. Justin graduated from ETSU with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design. He previously served as creative director at the iconic Barter Theatre, the longest-running professional equity theatre in the U.S. When he’s away from the office, Justin enjoys playing Mario Kart with his kids, attending concerts with his wife, and telling dad jokes. Most weekends, you can find him hiking in the mountains or playing music.


Travis Salyer

Digital Designer

Travis is an award-winning Graphic Designer and ETSU alumni with a passion for design, technology, and nerd culture. He applies a blend of creativity and technology to his craft, constantly pushing the boundaries of art and design.

When he’s not immersed in work, you can find Travis tinkering with his homelab, gaming, or experimenting with outrageously hot sauces that add a little extra spice to everyday life.