Community Partner Organizations

Community Partner Organizations are local organizations and businesses whose efforts we support and who host events within our community. These partners receive deep discounts on rentals of all LOOM spaces, priority access and expanded promotional assistance.

We are grateful these growing local partners 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.


Dawn Mendoza, OTR/L RYT RCYT
Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Registered Yoga Teacher (200)
Radiant Child Yoga Teacher


Just Be Dance Academy

Be Inspired, Be Encouraged, Be Courageous, Just BeYOUtiful A new dance studio opening this fall. Conveniently located off SC-160 by the bypass, between historic downtown Fort Mill and the Indian Land border! Just Be Dance Academy will strive to provide a dance experience like no other. Continually developing and delivering quality, innovative, unique, and inspiring dance classes for all!

Just Be Dance Academy is a proud Y.P.A.D, Youth Protection Advocates in Dance partner and certified studio. Being YPAD Certified Means All Staff and Faculty Are:

  • Background Checked/CPR Certified
  • Mandated Reporters/ Trained in Prevention of Abuse
  • Positive Role Models in Body Image, Language and Behavior
  • Trained in Emotional Health, Physical Safety and Psychology of Injury
  • Understanding of Nutrition and Eating Disorders
  • Committed to Age Appropriate Artistic Choices in Music, Costumes, Movement and Concepts
  • Healthy and Safe Social Media Practices

Just Be Dance Academy is also becoming a certified  inclusive studio that will be offering classes to children with learning differences and other special needs!

For more information:



manecia mullinsManecia Mullins – Relationship Coach/ Life Coach, Motivational Speaker

EXHALE!  Consulting & Coaching Services is committed to teaching you how to work SMARTER and not HARDER in your Relationships.
exhaleWe tackle tough issues, but we always shed light that will illuminate the truth that will ultimately help you create the relationship that you desire. Contact me today and let’s start your journey.  YOUR LIFE IS ABOUT TO GET BETTER!


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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


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.”

York County Pearls of Promise Interest Group, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated


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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.

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

Visit her permanent facility in Kingsley!

Learn more at: