Anna Nash  Director

Anna Nash


Anna is an entrepreneur who has a passion for helping people be the best they can be in life and work. As a Life Coach, Anna focuses on helping people find their God-given purpose. Beacon People, a non-profit organization, was birthed out of this calling. Anna is an idea girl who loves brainstorming, networking and marketing and is the author of pathFinder, A Journey Towards Purpose. Her gifts lie in connecting people and opportunities that benefit them and give them a place to make impact. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama and is married to her high school sweetheart Tyler. They own Innova Coffee, a shop where she loves to share a fresh cup of coffee and warm conversation.

  Dawn Curtis  Creative Designer

Dawn Curtis

Creative Designer

Dawn is a gentle person with deep waters running through her soul. She creates, designs and brands for work and other life-giving opportunities. As she sips her black coffee and listens to your story, the next thing you know she will be showing you a design for your life or dream like you have never seen before. The Second Stories Book is evidence of this. On any given day you will find her sitting on her screened porch on the sofa, mini-doodle sitting on her lap, tapping away on her laptop. She dreams dreams for other people through her design work and helps them see a bigger God throughout the process. She lives in Birmingham, AL with her husband Bill and two little red headed girls.

Katy Shelton


After ten years in the healthcare industry, Katy committed to working as a stay-at-home mom. It was during this time that she discovered the wonderful world of reading in which she’d previously had little interest. Her newfound love for books eventually led to a desire to write. Katy started writing and editing as a hobby, and has found she especially enjoys the challenge of turning words into a powerful narrative. She also loves creative writing and always has a novel-in-progress tucked away in her computer. She has fun writing her own blog at . Katy and her husband John have three adult sons and live on Lake Martin in Alexander City, Alabama.

  Kristin Walker  Event Coordinator

Kristin Walker

artisan ambassador

Kristin's happy place is when she is sitting on the back porch of her little farm house looking out at her kids playing in the field with her husband Brian. Most often you will find her with camera in hands snapping pics as she goes, savoring and saving memories. She has knack for creating spaces of beauty and gatherings using her combined gifts of organization and creativity all rolled into one. If you asked her what she is passionate about she would quickly tell you that she desires to create a platform for empowering artisans that have a story and a purpose. Her bright red hair and the warm smile on her face seem to say, "Come on in, we are glad you are here." Everybody feels at home with Kristin.

Beacon People Ambassadors

A Beacon People Ambassador is a connector of people in their area who are seeking to shine their light in a unique way for the kingdom of God and His glory. They are connected with all that we do at Beacon People and understand what we are about. Click on a name if you want to connect about opportunities in these cities.


Betsy Rice

Tupelo, MS

Jessica Roy

Nashville, TN

Nancy Kay