Alumni Business Directory

This directory is to encourage networking and the support of alumni-owned businesses. If you are a graduate of Lander University and would like your company to appear in the Alumni Business Directory, please email


Health & Wellness


Lakia Downs, 2009

The Soar Firm - Private mental health practice 

2320 E. North Street, Suite GG8, Greenville, SC 29607



I am currently open during COVID-19 and seeing patients virtually.  Call or email to schedule

appointments. I do accept most private health insurance plans as well. 






Leslie Treece Knox, 1996


KnoxFit Wellness Services, LLC - Online and in-person personal trainer and health coach

716 Elmbrook Dr, Simpsonville, SC 29681



I work with clients via the web providing different services based on their health goals.

There are some free workouts on my YouTube page people can access as well.  Online

ordering is available. In person training is not available at this time.






Home Goods


Kendra Ford Collier, 2010


Candle Therapy Co - Hand poured 100% natural soy candles and wax melts

Greenville, SC


We offer online purchasing and fully operational and stocked during the Covid-19 pandemic.   Hoping to make this time a little brighter!






Melanie Price Darley, 2001


Rainbo Antiques & Interiors - Retail store offering antiques, fine art, furnishings, handcrafted furniture, home decor, vintage, estate pieces, jewelry, china, glassware, & unique gifts

2720 Hwy 25 South

Greenwood, SC

(864) 227.1921

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday - 10am to 5pm


Mention this Lander Alumni listing and receive 15% discount on purchase.






Services – Consulting, Salons, Spas, Etc



Ms. Jarrett Ransom, 1999

The Rayvan Group - Business consulting for nonprofits

Phoenix, AZ  




Open and flexible to meet the needs of the community during Covid-19.  A few items

area available online and all services available through video conferencing.



Organic, Restaurants & Catering


Gianpaolo Bonaca, 2001


The Mill House and Good Times Brewing - Pizza restaurant and brewery

237 Maxwell Ave, Greenwood, SC 29646




Online ordering:


During COVID19 we are open, special hours are 11am-9pm Mon thru Friday

Delivery from 11am-2pm and 5-8pm.  



William “Will” Metts, 2011


Metts Organix

921 Chipley Rd.

Greenwood, South Carolina 29646


Metts Organix was established in 2015 and is dedicated to sustainable organic farming practices. Metts Organix aims to provide local communities with nutrient-dense, organic meats and vegetables at prices that are fair to our customers, farmers, and clients.



Online ordering: