Our vision is to see thousands of small business leaders growing healthy organizations and positively impacting their communities.
River Birch Industries provides business training, strategic consultation, and marketing services for small business leaders that are dedicated to excellence and care about people.
At River Birch Industries, our first priority is to educate our clients, empowering them to make strategic decisions for the long term.
Our How to Plant a Business model provides a step-by-step guide to building health and stability in your organization.
We focus on providing you with the right tools incorporating the most effective and streamlined technologies available for your marketing and management needs.
Joshua MacLeod is the executive director of both River Birch Industries (s-corp) and Watermelon Ministries (501c3). He provides comprehensive marketing and consulting services for mid size businesses with revenues typically between 2-12 million. Joshua is an expert in social entrepreneurship, strategic planning, grass roots marketing and social and film media. He is an award-winning photographer and has worked in more than 18 countries globally. Joshua has expertise in marketing, management, leadership and creative artistry.
Joshua lives in Nashville TN with his wife Sarah and 7 children. He is an active member at Christ Church Nashville where he serves on the missions team and teaches the Let the River Run Entrepreneurial Class.
Kristen graduated from Belhaven University, where she majored in Graphic Design and minored in marketing. She is a multiple award winning designer with a passion for capturing the beauty of people through photography and finding visual branding solutions through graphic design.
Kristen calls Franklin, TN home and is very active supporting Barefoot Republic Camp.
Breanna is a native of Tennessee and a graduate of Watkins College, Art, Design & Film where she received her degree in Fine Arts. She is a painter, designer, & illustrator because she believes in the power of art and storytelling. When she is not pursuing art, she can be found creating music and traveling doing mission work with her husband, Geoff.
Jamie has loved art and design since she was in elementary school. What she really enjoys about design is the fact that it is so much more than just making pretty things. It’s problem solving, strategic and intentional decision-making, visual symbolism, and has the potential to impact life change.
Jamie was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas and moved to Nashville in 2006.Someday she would like to teach design and have her own line of furniture.
systems and development
Since the age of 20 Rickey has been breaking and fixing computers. He’s versed in HTML, PHP, CSS, VBscript, ColdFusion, ASP.Net. In addition to being certified in A+, N+, and CSS/XHTML. He also holds an associates degree in theology from Christian Life School of Theology.
Rickey hails from Tennessee and is married to his best friend Nikki. When he’s not reining in his two rambunctious boys, he’s likely to be found enjoying his wife’s Italian cooking or hiking in the woods.
Julie is the faithful bookkeeper and resident vocabulary expert of River Birch Industries.
We show wisdom by considering the whole before working on each part. – James 3:17
We show integrity by living justly, loving kindness and walking humbly with God. – Micah 6:8
We show compassion by speaking up for those who cannot speak for themselves and giving generously to those in need. – Proverbs 31:8-9
We show joy by giving thanks daily, celebrating life, and smiling. – Psalms 16:11
Equipping Thousands to Reach Millions – River Birch’s founder Joshua MacLeod is also the founder of Watermelon Ministries, a Christian 501c3 nonprofit organization. The mission of Watermelon Ministries is to build relationships, make disciples and serve communities around the world through Christian artistic initiatives.
Watermelon Ministries current ministries include:
Instruments of Joy – The mission of Instruments of Joy is to equip aspiring musicians in the developing world with high quality musical instruments in Jesus name. instrumentsofjoy.org
Media Change – The mission of Media Change is to provide charitable video production for missionaries. mediachange.org
Picture the Nations – The Mission of Picture the Nations is to serve communities and show the beauty of people in every nation. picturethenations.org