Our Team

The team at Design TLC allows you to focus on running your organization instead of spending hours creating and updating a website that doesn't end up looking or functioning like you want it to.

Photo by Betsy Withycombe

Tara Claeys, Founder and Creative Director

Tara Claeys began her career in advertising and marketing in the early 1990’s. After her first child was born, she supplemented her full-time job as Mom with illustration and stationery design for clients around the world. Her extensive marketing background and understanding of business quickly became her focus. Founded in 2010, Design TLC, specializes in websites and digital marketing for small schools, enrichment programs, camps and education-focused nonprofits.

Lauren Krieger of Design TLC

Lauren Krieger, Client and Creative Service Associate

Lauren loves sunshine, reading, writing, music, photography, and spending time with her dog Raven. She truly enjoys helping others and looks forward to working with new people and facing new challenges every day.


Charu Chowdhary, Developer

Charu is a valued member of the Design TLC team, specializing in WordPress website development. She has extensive experience building high-quality websites and helps bring professional website designs to life.

Emily Hannah

Emily Hannah, Content Writer

Emily is a creative, results-driven communications professional from Virginia Beach, Virginia. A Virginia Tech graduate, Emily gained a BA in Public Relations, minors in Business Leadership and Professional and Technical Writing. Her passions are writing, leadership, and learning.

Betsy Withycombe

Betsy Withycombe, Photographer

Betsy has forty years of experience behind the lens.  She has photographed life’s milestones for a broad audience as well as the activities of non-profit and for-profit businesses, and delivered head shots for corporate staffs and artists. Her photography has been showcased in exhibits and is a part of permanent art installations. Also an award-winning baker, her food photography can be viewed on social media at Raid the Kitchen. Betsy believes that meaningful photographs tell a story, deepening our understanding of (and connections to) other people, our community, and our world at large. She looks forward to helping you share your story.