Southern Sugar Bakery

Our Team

Get to know the ladies behind the cookies!

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Angie Tucker

Born and raised in Kinston, NC, Angie attended Meredith College for her undergraduate degree and East Carolina University for her master's degree in School Counseling. After 11 years in the education system as a high school counselor, she put on her oven mitts and got to work as a full-time co-owner of Southern Sugar Bakery. She is married to Ryan, and they have three children, Noah, Eli, and Lyla (who are all the unofficial taste-testers for anything new SSB creates!). 

Favorite Southern food: Grandma Inez's cheese biscuits

Favorite song: "Wild World" by Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors

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Christin Kubasko

Born and raised in Raleigh, NC, Christin attended Meredith College for her undergraduate degree and Appalachian State University for her master's degree in School Counseling. She has loved to cook and bake since she was young, and started decorating cookies in 2010 as a hobby while in graduate school. After working as a high school counselor for 3 years, she took up a piping bag and became a full-time co-owner of Southern Sugar Bakery. Christin always dreamed of owning a bakery, but never imagined that dream would come to life!

Favorite Southern food: Buttermilk biscuits with chocolate gravy

Favorite song: "Until You" by Dave Barnes 

Julia Canavan                                   

Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina

Favorite Southern food: Buttered biscuit (with extra butter, please)

Favorite song: "Let the Good Times Roll" by                                    Ben Rector

Jen Joyner

Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina

Favorite Southern food: Mashed sweet potatoes

Favorite song: "From the Inside Out" by                                               Hillsong United

Juany Wyrick 

Hometown: Monterrey, Mexico

Favorite Southern food: Apple pie a la mode

Favorite song: "Ya No Vivo Por Vivir"/Juan Gabriel                               ft. Natalia Lafourcade

Jessica Kicklighter

Hometown: Irmo, South Carolina

Favorite Southern food: Fried okra

Favorite song: "MMMbop" by Hanson

 

Caryn Summers

Hometown: Toledo, Ohio

Favorite Southern food: Fried okra

Favorite song: "In Christ Alone" by The Gettys

Tracy Barefoot

Hometown: Kinston, North Carolina

Favorite Southern food: Eastern NC Fish Stew (with a side of white bread, of course!)

Favorite song: "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey          

Bonnie Summers 

Hometown: Wayensboro, Virginia

Favorite Southern food: Hopping John w/ cornbread

Favorite song: "Summer Breeze" by Seals & Crofts

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           photos by the amazing Amy Free