Dedicated to Your Health & Well-Being Meet NaPortia Mitchell, Dr. of Physical Therapy
Q: When did you realize, your career path would be in Healthcare?NM: As a kid, I was always involved in athletics and naturally wanted to have a “job” that would allow me to enjoy sports. With the help of my mom, I found the perfect career path for myself. I have literally wanted to be a physical therapist since 7th grade. Interesting enough, every job I had was aligned with my ultimate goal of becoming a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Q: What expectations di..
A personalized Approach to your Well-Being, Feel better, Move Better, Be Better Meet Chryston Fadeyi, Dr. of Physical Therapy
Q: How old were you when you knew you wanted to pursue a career in Healthcare?CF: Gosh I can’t even remember it has been so long … as old as I can remember. Originally I wanted to be a veterinarian at like 5 years old till my freshman year in high school then I was introduced to PT/OT (I was in a magnet health program that introduced various health career fields) and I fell in love and stuck with this path since.Q: Did you consider going to another Univers..
Enjoying the Sweet Life, Meet Kupcakerie Co-Owner Kascha Adeleye
Q: I understand it all started when you baked your first cupcake without help from any ready-made box from a grocery store. Can you share with us, what encouraged you to begin baking from scratch?KA: My first passion is for teaching, which naturally makes me a nerd with a weird love for science. I was curious to see what would happen as I used different ingredients. An extra ¼ tsp of salt or baking soda makes a HUGE difference. This need to explore and ex..
With a Track Record That Speaks for Itself, Meet Atlanta Real Estate Agent, Lorraine Beato, Delivering Results, You Deserve!
Q: Share with us why you chose Real Estate as a career.LB: I would say that real estate chose me. I started as a college intern working on the mortgaged backed trading floor for Merrill Lynch. I will never forget my first day at Merrill Lynch when my boss sat me down to explain “the birth of a Ginnie Mae”. Little did I know that would lead me into a lifelong career in real estate. I’ve always been fascinated by the old historic castles, palaces and mon..
Law, Justice & Results, Building on a Tradition of Success Meet Atlanta Attorney, Lyle Griffin Warshauer
Q: How old were you when you knew you wanted to pursue a career in the legal field? LGW: 18 years old, when I was a freshman in college. I thought I wanted to be a doctor and was in the pre-med program; but I took a Constitutional Law class as an elective on a whim and I instantly fell in love with the law. I changed my major to political science, with a minor in history – the quintessential pre-law scenario! By the time I graduated I was pretty sure th..
Setting the Standard for Fairness & Equity in the Criminal Justice System, Meet Community Engagement & Movement Building Counsel for the Southern Center for Human Rights, Tiffany Williams Roberts
Q: What led to your decision to pursue a career in the nonprofit sector?TWR: I was raised by a community organizer and was always taught that service to community was a part of life. I chose to become a community lawyer after attending law school and falling in love with both public defense and social justice activism. As a public defender, I yearned to do more for my clients than represent them in the courtroom. My friends and I co-founded a small commun..
Working for Equality, Justice & Dignity in our Criminal Justice System Meet Southern Center for Human Rights, Executive Director Sara J. Totonchi
Q: What is your SCHR about and what do you all do?ST: The Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) is working for equality, justice, and dignity in our criminal legal system. Our mission is to end capital punishment, mass incarceration, and other practices that are used to control the lives of poor people, people of color, and other marginalized groups in the Deep South. We do this through death penalty representation, impact litigation, policy advocacy, an..
Healthy Salads, Soups & Sandwiches, Meet Chef/Owner Jenny Levison, Serving up a New Space of Taste!
Q: Can you tell us what you thought your career path would be after High School? JL: I went to Carnegie Mellon to study acting … my original plan was to have a fifty-year Broadway career! Q: When did you know you wanted to be a Chef? JL: I don't consider myself a Chef, but I realized that I wanted to be in the hospitality business full-time at the age of 30. I always loved to cook and entertain. Even as a kid, I cooked special meals for my parents and set ..
Surving the Most Influential Craft Cocktails, Meet 18.21 Bitters & The James Room Founders, Missy & Kristin Koefod
Q: Let’s start at the beginning, share with us where life took you after high school graduation.MK: Well I took off for a year to race mountain bikes and ski and then I moved to Atlanta!Q: Can you share with our audience at what time in your life did think about law as a career?MK: My dad was a lawyer, so I think ever since I saw him studying for the bar exam when I was a little kid. It always was a fanatic career choice to me.Q: What was your first job? ..
A Boutique Law Firm that is Client Focused & Results Driven, Meet Atlanta Attorney Lerae Funderburg
Q: How old were you when you knew you wanted to pursue a career in the legal field? LF: If I’m being completely honest, I sort of fell into the law. I was one of those people that everyone always told was smart and that I should go to law school. After graduating with my bachelor’s in criminal justice, law school seemed like the next logical step. I wasn’t sold on the idea then, so I applied to grad school simultaneously. I always wanted to be an elementar..
Making it Possible Through Legal Knowledge & Wisdom, Meet Atlanta Attorney, Christine L. Mast
Q: How old were you when you knew you wanted to pursue a career in the legal field? CM: Honestly, I was not one of those kids who always knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. I don’t think I made the decision until my senior year in college after taking the LSAT, the GMAT along with interviewing for jobs. Q: What expectations did you have after graduating and receiving your law degree?CM: Very few actually. With my student loans, I knew I would have t..
Leading the way to Reduce Breast Cancer Through Awareness & Her Passion, Meet Breast Cancer Survivor & CEO of Susan G. Komen of Greater Atlanta, Cati Stone
Q: What did you think your career path would be after graduation from high school?CS: I went to college on a dance scholarship and had thoughts of being a Choreographer. Q: What expectations did you have after graduating and receiving your law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law?CS: I was amazed at the opportunities a law degree offers, but I found that litigation, particularly business litigation, was a good fit for me. Q: What led to yo..
Baking the Taste of Difference, Meet Callie Biscuits Chef/Owner Carrie Morey
Q: Can you share with our audience when your passion for cooking started?CM: My first memory, or so it is told to me, was at age 5 when my parents were having a party and they put me to bed. Apparently, I got up out of bed and snuck into the kitchen, buttered some saltines, put them on a tray and proceeded to serve them to the guests … cooking and entertaining have always been in my blood.Q: When did you know you wanted to be a Chef?CM: I have always been ..
Specializing in Sno-Balls, Along with Simply Delicious New Orleans Desserts & Dishes Meet Bourbon Street Ice Co-Founder, Dee Carter
Q: I understand you are from New Orleans … what was it like to grow up in the Big Easy? DC: Growing up in New Orleans was a cultural experience. My mother raised six of us, so she COOKED. Great food was an everyday experience in our entire city. Blue Mondays were red beans and rice with cornbread and candied yams. Fridays are celebrated with seafood everywhere in New Orleans, so you knew you were going to eat gumbo, fried fish and potato salad. We celebrat..
Inspiring Women to Dream, Learn & to Know They Can Become More! Meet Toni Washington, Fire Chief at Decatur Fire Department
Q: I presume there’s not many female Fire Chief’s in the United States. When the day arrived and you were to be promoted, can you share with us some of your thoughts? TW: There aren’t many female fire Chiefs in the United States. Remembering the day, I was promoted… I was in a meeting and I received the call offering me the job of Fire Chief with the City of Decatur. I felt so many emotions that day. I know I had big shoes to fill and that it was impera..
A Delectable Café Inspired by Academy Award Winning Film, “Babette’s Feast” Meet Marla Adams, Chef/Restaurateur of Babette’s Cafe
Q: Can you share with our audience when your passion for cooking started?MA: It seems to have begun before I even realized it. I grew up overseas with my father in The State Department. I spent a good amount of time in Istanbul, Turkey. My father’s family was Albanian and Greek. All these countries have a wonderful food culture. I grew up cooking with my Aunt and Grandmother when we were here in the states and can still remember the flavors of the dis..