Leadership

Ashley Carestia, Founder/CEO

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Ashley Carestia, has worked in the high-paced fashion industry as a successful fashion model for twenty-five years. Today, she serves as founder/CEO of Bark Fifth Avenue, a luxury retail boutique located on-line and in upscale Buckhead Atlanta, which offers the finest in pet clothing, accessories, dog furniture, and luxury services. She built Bark Fifth Avenue on a foundation of love for dogs and fashion that provides a unique luxury experience for its clients, exceeding expectations since conception in 2013. In just a few years, Ashley grew the online retail store to a world known luxury dog boutique catering to pampered pets, high profile clientele, and A-List Celebrities!

She has earned the respect of her colleagues through arduous work and dedication, recently awarded Small Business of the Year Award in 2017 by the Atlanta Women’s Chamber of Commerce, the Women of Influence award from Pet Age Magazine, as well as a recent nomination of Entrepreneur of the Year by the Women in The Pet Industry. 


It is with her creative nature and knowledge in the industry that make her an expert in her field which is evidenced by the countless interviews from national and local Pet, Fashion, and Business industry magazines for both the retailer and consumer. 

   

Awards and Achievements

Best in The City – Modern Luxury 

Entrepreneur of the Year - Women’s Chamber of Commerce

Women of Influence award from Pet Age Magazine

Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist (National) – Women in the Pet Industry

Atlanta Public Schools- Career Motivation Speaker 

Atlanta’s 50 Most Beautiful


Press 

Simply Buckhead

Atlanta Pet Life 

Pet Pages

Pet Age Magazine

Jezebel Magazine

Voyage Atlanta

The Atlantan

The Grape Vine Magazine

Smart Money Moves by Oxygen Financial

Buckhead View

Media Appearances 

Business Radio X

The Shrimptank Podcast

Miss Georgia Teen Judge and Host

Doggies on the Catwalk Runway Show

Real Housewives of Atlanta

K. Michelle

WAGS

Dynasty


Memberships and Affiliations

Women’s Chamber of Commerce 

Women in the Pet Industry
Buckhead Business Association

BBB Atlanta

Canine Assistants
Atlanta Humane Society

Fashion Columnist for Atlanta Pet Life

Buckhead Church

World Pet Association 

CLICK Models

  

Dee Flores, Creative Director

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Dee Flores is more than just a photographer. He helps businesses create their brand.

From countless business owners, entrepreneurs, artist, and musicians, his images not only boost their brand, but make an impact in the already saturated world of marketing. Branding is much more than a logo or tagline. It’s also an emotional tie that you make with your customers. Having professional photography elevates your product, business or services to a whole new level in which he achieves. 

From product photography to accurate and impacting headshots, office group shots of staff, and locations shoots. These are of utmost importantance in branding and maintaining brand integrity.

After years of experience in marketing and photography, Dee Flores works to conceptualize and execute the best possible work for our clients, while delivering high quality images that will ignite the impact you desire.

Amelia Harris, Account Director, Corporate

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Amelia Harris is responsible for implementing product launches, charitable initiatives, media and consumer events, strategic partnerships, influencer-driven initiatives, and social media strategic planning for both entrepreneurial startups and established brands.

She maintains strong relationships with key industry professionals across print, broadcast, and web outlets.

Her media efforts have garnered features in all facets of top-tier media such as BRAVO, E! “WAGS”, “Dynasty”, Pet Age Magazine, and Atlanta Pet Life.

Prior to joining Ashley Daniele Consulting & PR, Amelia worked alongside Ashley at Bark Fifth Avenue as an intern before graduating from Belmont University in Nashville.

Outside of the office Amelia loves to travel the world with her three year old Chihuahua, Minnie. Having moved around a bit, her background is internationally diverse, although born in the U.S, Amelia lived has lived in Germany, England, Austria, and Singapore, where she finished high school. 

Amelia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Belmont University in Nashville.

Bark Fifth Avenue

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