Penni Stritter grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She attended college in Texas, graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Spanish (Italian minor).

She has worked as an advertising executive with large national clients and was a bilingual elementary educator and teacher of English as a second language in Houston and in Charlotte.

Penni is a founding partner of Navarro Group. She enjoys spending time with her two teenage boys, playing tennis and traveling.

ScottieA native of Columbia, SC, Scottie graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BS in Accounting and Risk Management.  She began her career with Price Waterhouse where she worked for 11 years, starting in the audit department and then as HR Director for the Carolinas offices.  Scottie retired from public accounting to raise her two daughters.   She began working part-time for Sockwell Partners in 1996 as their CFO and continues her relationship with Sockwell today.  Scottie is a founding partner of Navarro Group An active member at Myers Park Presbyterian Church, Scottie has served as a deacon and elder at Myers Park Presbyterian Church as well as serving on several pastor nominating committees.  Scottie is incoming board co-chair of The Learning Collaborative.

Scottie is married to Danny Trapp, a Presbyterian minister. They have two grown daughters, one happily married and working in Columbia, SC and the other settling in Washington, D.C. in a sport management career.  She enjoys reading, running, tennis and all things at the beach!

Crystal Smyth

A native of Charlotte, Crystal Smyth graduated with a B.S. from UNC Greensboro. Following college she worked in the medical field in provider relations for a national health plan and for over 15 years in medical sales. Crystal joined Navarro Group in 2014 and currently works with non-profit clients focusing on Project Management, Service and Administrative Support.

Crystal and her husband, Brian, have two boys and have enjoyed spending a lot of time watching them on the basketball court.  She is an active member of Park Road Baptist Church where she has served as Deacon Chair and Missions Coordinator and volunteers on the school PTA. Crystal also enjoys traveling, reading and spending time in the NC mountains.



Auburn Volz grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. She attended college at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, graduating with a BA in Psychology as well as minors in Public Health and Gender Studies. She started with Navarro Group after graduating in 2013.

She enjoys spending time with her husband and dog on Lake Wylie.


After growing up in Augusta, Georgia, Alice Harry went to the University of Georgia where she majored in International Business and minored in French. Alice moved to Charlotte 18 years ago after living in Boston, Atlanta, and Birmingham.  She has worked in sales and marketing in the pharmaceutical and advertising industries.  She is returning to the work force after volunteering on several school PTA boards. When not spending time with her family, Alice enjoys reading, traveling and, most especially, cooking. 


After growing up in Chapel Hill, Kirsten Garrett graduated from the University of Georgia with a BBA. She moved to Charlotte in December, 2020 after living in Dallas, TX for 21 years. After being a stay-at-home Mom for 10 years, she worked for an Oil & Gas company for 16 years. Before moving to Dallas, she was a travel agency manager in San Francisco and Atlanta. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family that she moved closer to be with, exercising, traveling and enjoying fine wine and good food. 
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