Meet the Staff

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    Amanda & Justin Blackburn

    Franchisee – Owners

    Justin and Amanda Blackburn opened their center in June of 2017.   They own the only FASTSIGNS in the state of Mississippi. They have called Hattiesburg home for 16 years and have two children.  Prior to opening the center, Justin worked for 12 years in the commercial/industrial electrical field and Amanda's background is in educational leadership. Amanda serves as treasurer for the Midtown Merchants Association, and is also on the steering committee for Pine Belt Young Professionals.  She received the Newcomer of the Year Award in 2019 for Pinebelt Young Professionals.  In their free time, they enjoy playing tennis and doing activities with their children.

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    Gerri Ducksworth

    Graphic Design/Production

    Gerri is the rockstar graphic designer/production specialist at FASTSIGNS Hattiesburg. This is her first time in the production industry and is excited to expand her design knowledge through a different avenue. She is from Taylorsville, MS and is a graduate of the great University of Southern Mississippi. SMTTT!! In her spare time, she enjoys a good girls' weekend out or a creative DIY project with a side of Netflix documentaries.

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    Kelsea Varnado

    Visual Communication Specialist

    Kelsea is the visual communication specialist/inside sales representative at FASTSIGNS in Hattiesburg. She is from Pascagoula MS and recently moved to Hattiesburg last year. She has two children and loves spending all of her free time with them. She enjoys fishing with her husband and going to the beach. She is excited to learn more in this position!