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KNOW Raleigh

Welcome to KNOW Raleigh

This is your page for all things, KNOW Raleigh. Browse the digital KNOW Raleigh Book when it is launched, find a location to pick up a hard copy, connect with members, view upcoming public events, and stay up to date with announcements!


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Meet the Ambassadors

Somer Handley

Somer Handley

Somer Handley has earned her name over the past 19 years by empowering women through statement photography sessions at her Raleigh-based studio! The passion of her business and its continuous success isn’t just the bad ass images she takes but the ability she has to ignite inner beauty and confidence through imagery and the photographic experience. Somer has become a leader and mentor for business owners both in the photography field and out on business growth and brand development and is a devoted advocate and teacher for women entrepreneurs.

Melissa Ternes

Melissa Ternes

Melissa Ternes is a financial empowerment coach, speaker, author and CEO of Master Your Money Now. Having advised millionaires and multiple six-figure earners, she’s learned that no one is immune from financial stressors! Melissa is most passionate about empowering successful women get out of the all-too-common money traps of paycheck to paycheck living, juggling money while growing a business, and not having enough to invest. Melissa is excited to join force with KNOW Raleigh and work to expand this incredible community.

Meet the Contributors

Paulette Evans

Paulette Evans


Paulette J. Evans attended Clemson University (BS in Electrical Engineering), Stetson University (MBA), and is enrolled at Capella University (EdD). She is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Healthcare Quality Professional, and Project Management Professional. Paulette is the Senior Business & Quality Improvement Leader – Revenue Cycle at UNC Health. She also volunteers for five non-profit organizations focused on empowering women.

Gretchen Coley

Gretchen Coley


Gretchen Coley continues her commitment to the KNOW Raleigh as one of Raleigh’s top producing Residential Real Estate Advisors. A Luxury and New Home Specialist known for her innovative use of video, social media, and digital marketing combined with her ability to connect with clients, has elevated her to the top 1% of agents in North Carolina. Gretchen is passionate about women in business and loves collaborating and learning from each other to grow. Gretchen loves spending time with her husband and three teenage children and serving as a board member for the Life Skills Foundation.

Meet the photographers

Audrey Priel

Audrey Priel

Rose Trail Images

browse the know Raleigh book

Check out the 2018 KNOW Raleigh Book HERE!

Pick up a copy

Swing by one of our stock locations listed below to get your hands on a copy of the KNOW Book

Revolution Studios

6909 Glenwood Ave. Suite 102

Synergy Face & Body [N. Raleigh]

8300 Health Park Drive Suite 229

Synergy Face & Body [ITB]

2603 Glenwood Ave Suite 121C

Want the KNOW Book at your place of business? Want to distribute to your ladies networking group, gala, or event? Send us a message.


Want to be featured In the KNOW Book?

Do you know a dynamic woman that should be featured in an upcoming volume of the KNOW Book?  Or maybe, you want to nominate yourself?  

Click the "Get Vetted" button below and submit a nomination form.  Our ambassador will be in touch as soon as recruiting is open.

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