Community Partner Organizations

Community Partner Organizations are local non-profit groups and churches, teachers, coaches, and businesses whose efforts we support and who regularly host their events within our facilities. These partners receive deep discounts on rental of all LOOM spaces, priority access and expanded promotional assistance.

We are grateful that these growing community members are part of our family!


LOOM is the home for Faith Connections Ministry of Fort Mill. Sunday services and mid-week studies take place here and we are excited to see their community grow! Led by Ed and Dawanda
Gourdin, they are looking to be a community minded church with practical teaching, showing the love of Jesus and compassion for all people.   Learn more at or call 704-488-8088


ed-and-duandaThe Family of Faith Connections Ministry is committed to connecting the people of God through Faith in His Promises.  First and Foremost we were created to glorify Him.  We believe God loves all people and our desire is to connect any and all those who are willing to be filled and lead by the Holy Spirit in Jesus Christ. We believe in the Holy Trinity and live according to the truth written in His Holy Word.  Through our connections with one another we can expand the Kingdom of God through faith, practical teaching and life application. We aim to partner with those in the community of Fort Mill through Prayer, Outreach, Fellowship, and Service.

 I Thes 1:3 NIV-“We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ


Avianna Sohner
The Keys and Cords Studio
Avianna (Avi) Sohner is a graduate of Winthrop University with a bachelor’s degree in music education and a master’s degree in choral conducting. She currently directs a small handbell and traditional church choir in Rock Hill, South Carolina. 
Classical music is her true passion but she also enjoys teaching Broadway, Pop, and Jazz.  She taught piano and voice students at the Playroom Academy for five years and is very excited to start her own studio called “The Keys and Cords Studio” based here in the LOOM Lab.


paula okonneh

Paula Okonneh
Host of “Chatting With The Experts “
Entrepreneurs learning from each others Success
Paula Okonneh works with entrepreneurs and professionals who want to create a complete and sophisticated business profile online.
Chatting With the Experts LogoWhether it is a mobile-ready website or interview style podcasts, Paula can customize any services to meet your needs.

When she is not working with entrepreneurs and professionals, you can find her listening to Wharton Business Radio, cooking and spending time with her family.


Carol Green, NTP – Taste of Healing, LLC

Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Chef and Corporate Wellness Educator

“Empowering individuals on their journey to reclaim optimal wellness through strengthening foundational nourishment. Revive, rejuvenate and balance with a holistic, yet soundly scientific approach”

Taste of Healing areas of expertise:

  • Nutritional Therapy Consultations; customized individual protocols and coaching
  • Wellness Cooking Classes; teaching a fusion of sound cooking techniques and nutritious recipes to individuals and groups
  • Corporate Wellness Education Programs; seeking opportunities in the corporate wellness industry for educational outreach of good nutrition to groups through focused seminars.

Taste of Healing is happy to extend a 10% discount off all services to LOOM community partner members!


Ronika Middleton
Our Daughters’ Village

Our Daughters’ Village provides women with information, support, and resources to empower the girls in their lives.  We are mentors, mothers, educators, and community leaders that have a common goal of empowering girls. 

To further our aims, we provide workshops and events that enhance social, emotional, academic, and personal development. Our Daughters’ Village also promotes collaboration and partnership opportunities for those that focus on the betterment of girls in the community.

Jaci Mathis and You Belong LLC
The mission of You Belong is to provide healthy and resource-filled environments through coaching and mentoring relationships that support young women as they discover, embrace, and develop the uniqueness of their lives responsibly.
Learn more about the organization at:
twitter: @YouBelongLLC


Reba Bowens


Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art that combines martial arts, music, dance, acrobatics and other elements of Brazilian culture. Classes for adults and teens (age 15 and up) happening every Monday and Wednesday  at LOOM Studio. During this one hour class, students will learn the basic movements of capoeira and capoeira music.

Capoeira can improve balance, coordination, endurance, rhythm, flexibility and much more.




Joyce Cooper

Enlightened Teaching 4 You, LLC

Joyce Cooper has spent the past thirty years working with children in various capacities. She is a sixteen-year veteran public school teacher. Joyce has published her first book Enlightened Teaching: Elevating Through Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. 

As a thought leader merging spirituality with brain development and academic achievement, Joyce has been presenting at local, state, regional, and national conferences on mindfulness in education, project-based learning, and raising the academic achievement of all students. Her consultation and motivational speaking services focus on helping to empower organizations and individuals to recognize their inner gifts to increase productivity and to reach self-actualization. Joyce has assembled a team of educators, therapists, and social workers to bring you the best possible service to optimize your organization.


Charlotte M. Klaar, PhD

Klaar College Consulting

Charlotte Klaar, PhD, a college consultant and Certified Educational Planner, has guided hundreds of students to college success since 1995.

At Klaar College Consulting, we help students and parents sort through the overwhelming steps of the college application process and find the colleges that are the “best fit” academically, financially and socially.  We can do the same for you! Let’s get started!




Natasha  McNeill

York County Fashion Week

Our mission is to serve as a brand awareness platform for current & aspiring designers, innovators and entrepreneurs throughout York County.

Weaving together Fashion, Culture, Life-Style & History. York County Fashion week rides the wave of our robust economic UP-SWING. Rustic, Modern & Chic have never looked so good in South Carolina.  Our Local Designers, Boutiques & Entrepreneurs saved you a seat at the RUNWAY!



Alpha Kappa Alpha of Fort Mill

“LOOM has been an essential  part of our ability to establish ourselves as a community service organization in Fort Mill. It has been an ideal location for our business  and collaboration meetings and training sessions.  This is a valuable partnership.”

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated



Joy Perez

Touching Hearts International Ministries



Dawn Mendoza, OTR/L RYT RCYT

Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Registered Yoga Teacher (200)
Radiant Child Yoga Teacher



Mary Tallure

Carolina Software Testing Hub


Manatha Young
Fruitful Living Now

The Ultimate Mission of Fruitful Living:
To inspire positive thinking
To uncover gifts that lie dormant within
To nurture creativity
To equip lives for greatness that will ultimately impact the world.

Call me to share your individual or business struggles, ask key questions, and talk about solutions free of charge. For more information about Fruitful Living and it’s services please contact (704) 750 – 9184.


Keila Feaster

Wraps by Keila

I help others physically and financially change their lives. If you need an additional stream income or make health improvements I am ready to help you!




Our “Graduate” Partners

Congratulations to Kelley Michalski!

Kelley is the owner of Barre 3 of Fort Mill, and is the first “Graduate” of our Community Partner Organization program. During construction of her own studios, she held free pop-up classes multiple times per week as part of her very successful marketing campaign!

barre3stockphotoThank you Kelley for letting us be part of your success.

Visit her permanent facility in Kingsley!

Learn more at:



Congratulations to Melissa Camarata of Just Be Dance Academy!

During construction of her own studio, Melissa held free pop-up classes and community events as part of her very successful marketing campaign! 

Thank you Melissa for letting us be part of your success.

Visit her permanent facility, conveniently located off SC-160 by the bypass, between historic downtown Fort Mill and the Indian Land border! 

Just Be Dance Academy is a proud Y.P.A.D, Youth Protection Advocates in Dance partner and certified studio and are becoming a certified  inclusive studio that will offer classes to children with learning differences and other special needs!

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