About Us

Emily Kern


"I love using my talents to help people focus on what they do best. When you're in the consulting space, no two days look alike. Some days I'm setting up Quickbooks accounts. Other days I'm ghost writing blogs, designing websites, maintaining databases or organizing spreadsheets. I love it all, and it is so fulfilling to partner with small business owners as they pursue what they love, too!"

Emily has 7 years of experience in the private mental health industry, where she held various roles - most recently Director of Business Operations and Strategy, before co-founding KORE in 2018. When she's not working, she's a respite foster parent, a Clemson football fan (and proud alum), and a "dog mom" to Nala.

Mike is a Certified Public Accountant and currently serves as the Controller for a software company in Greenville, SC. He started his career at Ernst & Young (one of the top accounting firms in the world) after graduating with a double major in Accounting and Finance from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. 

Mike enjoys talking with small business owners, learning about their financial processes, and thinking through unique solutions to the challenges they face. Through audiobooks, conversations, and webinars, Mike is always learning something new.


Michael Kern, CPA


Lauren studies American Sign Language at Gardner-Webb University. She plans to pursue speech-language pathology after graduation.  Lauren is musically gifted and her creativity brings our social media graphics to life! Lauren helps KORE behind the scenes with new social graphics and new ideas, keeping our content relevant.

Lauren Sudduth

Graphic Design Assistant

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​Jesus tells a parable in Matthew 25: 14 - 30, commonly referred to as "The Parable of the Talents," that demonstrates the importance of being a good steward of your abilities.
KORE Talents exists to help business owners be "good and faithful servants" with what they've been given. 
Read about how we chose our name here.


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