Tobi Fairley with 5-year-old Ellison.
We predict Tobi will be like Cher. Or Oprah. One of those women for whom one name says it all. Already, Tobi--a blogger as well as a designer--is frequently tapped as a speaker for talks on the power of the design blog and social media. She also just designed her first product line for New River Artisans that debuted this spring at High Point. And she has her eye on more projects for the furniture industry. With an MBA as well as a design degree, Tobi is always up to something. Her newest local hit is Design Camp, classes at which hobbyist decorators can learn the tricks of the trade from one of the industry's brightest rising stars.