Rooted in her culture, 

Nourished by her beauty, 

Fostered by her people –

Grown in the Soul of Alabama. 

We are SoulGrown.

Ellis Terry

Julia Sayers Gokhale

Eric Velasco

Tara Massouleh

Walker Miller

Courtney Ellis

Ellis Terry

Alabama native Ellis Terry founded SoulGrown in 2013 while studying at The University of Alabama with a desire to showcase the style and beauty found throughout his home state. Through its unique perspective on Southern culture, today SoulGrown shares the personality of Alabama with people across the world. Ellis and his wife, Emily, reside in Birmingham, Alabama.

Julia Sayers Gokhale

Julia Sayers Gokhale is a writer and editor who has been working in the lifestyle journalism industry since 2012. She was Editor in Chief of Birmingham Magazine for five years and is now leading SoulGrown’s content team. Find her on Instagram at @juliasayers or email her at julia@soul-grown.com.

Eric Velasco

Eric Velasco is a freelance writer based in Birmingham. He has written for local, regional and national publications for nearly four decades, and was a longtime contributor to Birmingham Magazine. When he’s not cooking, he’s eating.

Tara Massouleh

Tara Massouleh McCay is a writer and editor based in Birmingham, Alabama. She was previously associate editor at Birmingham magazine and has been contributing to local and regional publications since 2015. She loves sports, spicy food, and above all the art of storytelling.

Walker Miller

As Art Director, Walker is in charge of graphic design needs for SoulGrown including images for the site, media proposals, ad creation, and logo design. Originally from Montgomery, Walker now lives in Birmingham.

Courtney Ellis

Courtney Ellis leads business development for SoulGrown and would love to learn more about unique lifestyle platforms that can help grow your business.