Business Speaking & Facilitating

Business Speaking & Education

Murphy Funkhouser Capps of Kudzu Brands is a standout in the crowd of branding experts.  Her experience and enthusiasm, coupled with the historical knowledge of her team will help catapult your business brand and product.  When she speaks to a crowd, she is truly engaging and commands their attention.  It’s obvious they know they’re getting a lesson from one of the best. Amy Jackson, Director of Engagement – Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce

MURPHY FUNKHOUSER CAPPS is the CEO, chief brand strategist and creative director at Kudzu Brands. She is also a writer, performer and speaker who specializes in creativity and storytelling in business.

Murphy has worked for two decades in corporate training, management, marketing, and branding. She is a graduate of Leadership Asheville, Class 29, a member of the United Way Women’s Leadership Group, and serves on the UNC-Asheville Management and Accountancy Department Advisory Board. Murphy frequently speaks at UNC-Asheville, AB Tech and Blue Ridge Community College, guiding entrepreneurs, marketers, and other small business owners.

Murphy co-founded and acts as a facilitator at the Bonfire Storytelling for Business Conference. This engaging, two-­day TEDx-style conference will teach business and nonprofit leaders how to use storytelling for business success.

Topics/Areas of Expertise:

  • Marketing
  • Branding
  • Inspiration
  • Creativity in Business
  • Storytelling
  • Support for Female
    Business Owners




A Brand New Year! As of January 1, 2018, The Brite Agency ( is now a part of Kudzu Brands ! Together, we have created one of the larger, more comprehensive branding and design agencies in WNC.