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Thursday, July 18, 2024

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Meet the Team

Elena Grant


Elena Grant is the Assistant Executive Director of Marketing and Communications for NTCA and Publisher of TileLetter. She is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in marketing leadership. Before joining NTCA, Elena spent over 15 years leading the marketing initiatives for Coverings, the premier tile and stone trade show. She is on the board of directors for the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation, where she leads the marketing committee. Based in Cumming, GA, Elena finds joy in spending time with her husband, three children, two dogs, and a blue-tongue skink. She is passionate about volunteering in her community, especially at the City of Refuge in Atlanta.

Lesley A. Goddin

Editorial Director and Senior Writer

Lesley Goddin has been writing and journaling since her first diary at age 11. Her journey has taken her through a career in publishing and publicity, landing her the editor position of TileLetter and its special publications in 2006. Her goal is to educate, inspire, recognize and encourage those in the tile industry -- especially the tile and stone contractor. Other interests include the soft, purring marvels known as cats, labyrinth walking, drumming and percussion, and a range of spiritual, musical and artistic pursuits.

Michelle Chapman

Art Director

Michelle is a graphic designer, self-proclaimed interior decorator and all-around mushy mom. Her love for graphic design was born from her passion for creating art in any form, whether in print, digital or refurbishing something old and making it new again within her home. Since 2000, Michelle has married typography and photography to create marketing print and digital for the National Tile Contractors Association and layout and design of both TileLetter print and digital magazines. When she’s not designing, she’s either FaceTiming her college student, spending time with her high-schooler, step-momming her awesome three grown children, junk store shopping with her hubby, or lighting candles and rearranging furniture.

Mary Shaw-Olson

Advertising & Sales

Mary Shaw-Olson, joined the NTCA in 2009 in print and digital advertising sales. Prior to her career in the tile and stone industry, Mary’s resume includes teaching, sales, and freelance writing. Her degree in Theater Arts inspires Mary to write in her spare time for theater and film. Other information: Married: husband – Jim Olson; daughters, Kelly, Megan and Jenny.