Hello, We Are Tide & Country!
Tide & Country is a company that is passionate about helping home owners and business owners with their lighting needs. We do it with style! We are based in Savannah, GA. The name comes from our love for the environment. The hook symbolizes the Tide while the cotton stands for Country. It is joined by a fishing line to create the & symbol giving you the name Tide & Country. The & symbol was chosen because you never have to choose a side, you can be both. We understand that everyone is different, and we all have different tastes and needs, which is why we strive to complete every project surpassing your standards and giving you the style and design you imagined.
VP of Operations
Mackenzie, a native of Savannah, Georgia, graduated from Armstrong State University in 2016. She received her MBA from Brenau University. She found her love for the environment and all animals at a very young age. She wanted to create a brand to celebrate the Tide & Country lifestyle, no matter where you are. Growing up on the coast of Savannah with all of the water/land, beautiful homes, mixed culture, and lot of furry and aquatic friends, it made sense to combine it all. Other than making her dreams come true and continuing to grow Tide & Country, Mackenzie loves to travel with her husband, Matt, in search for the tastiest slaw dog, enjoy live music, try new craft beer, and cozy up with her little shop dog, Cosmo.
Michael, born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, got his start in electrical/mechanical trades. After many years in construction, he decided to go to college. He received his Bachelor of Psychology from Brewton Parker College and Master of Applied Engineering from Georgia Southern University along with a Grad Certificate in Occupational Safety & Environmental Compliance. He grew up saltwater fishing and continues to enjoy it with his wife, Melody, almost every weekend. When he is not working on Tide & Country or reeling in a big catch, he is designing a new inventive product, grilling his daily catch with fun spices and flavors, or painting away on his new masterpiece.
Director of Education & Events
Melody was born and raised in the country. If you sneeze while driving, you’ll miss Kite, Georgia. She moved to Savannah to attend Armstrong State College and received her BS in Education and her Master of Education with an emphasis in Curriculum & Instruction from Lesley University. She has taught for 29 years. She is a vital part of Tide & Country by helping educate others on the environment and how to live the lifestyle. She also helps create the amazing scents for our candles and soaps. She grew up loving the outdoors and continues to spend her spare time gardening, saltwater fishing with her husband, Michael, and reading (even the boring genres) with a glass of wine.