CHRIS GODFREY

PRESIDENT, BUCKHEAD BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

Wardrobe: Shirt, Ted Baker ($155); and suit, Ted Baker ($649); courtesy of Bloomingdale’s. Shoes and watch, his own.

STORY: Daryn Kagan

Current day job: Solutions consultant, workforce solutions, Equifax
First job: “I did freelance marketing beginning in eighth grade, using graphic design and video editing to help organizations.”
Age: 29
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Georgia
Pets: Family dog
Doozie Hobbies: “I enjoy staying active, […]

CHARLES DENYER

MANAGING DIRECTOR, CHARLESDENYER.COM

STORY: H.M. Cauley

First job: Wine representative, E. & J. Gallo Winery
Age: 46
Education: Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas at Austin; Master of Science in Information and Telecommunications Systems, Johns Hopkins University; Master of Science, Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Family: Wife, Megan; son, Rex; twin daughters, Catherine and Caroline
Hobbies: Animal rescue, skeet and trap shooting, tennis, fishing
Personal hero: Troy Aikman

Texas native Charles Denyer indulged […]

SARAH HEISERER

OWNER AND FOUNDER, E LOU

Wardrobe: Dress, belt, shoes and jewelry, her own.

STORY: Daryn Kagan

First job: “I helped open a restaurant at 15. My dad has been in the food business for 40 years, and his friend was opening a new restaurant, so I got cross-trained in everything.”
Age: 34
Education: Bachelor of Science in Sport Management and Communications, Kennesaw State University
Family: Husband, Hans, and daughter, […]

BRIAN F. DURKIN

ACTOR

Wardrobe: Shirt, John Varvatos ($98); jacket, J Brand ($268); and pants, G-Star Raw Jogger jeans ($190), courtesy of Bloomingdale’s. Undershirt, boots and necklace, his own.

STORY: Carl Danbury

First job: “I was Chuck E. Cheese. Literally the kid in the suit.”
Age: 42
Education: Bachelor of Science, building construction science, University of Florida; Master of Business Administration, Georgia State University
Family: Wife and two children
Hobbies: Martial arts and […]

ANDREW GOWASACK

CEO, TRUST STAMP

Wardrobe: Shirt, Ted Baker ($155); and pants, J Brand ($198), courtesy of Bloomingdale’s. Shoes, Steve Madden high-top sneakers ($90), courtesy of Steve Madden. Watch and belt, his own.

STORY: Lisa R. Schoolcraft

First job: Resident assistant at Benedictine College, Kansas
Age: 27
Education: Bachelor of Arts in both finance and economics, Benedictine College
Family: He and his wife welcomed their first child in June
Hobbies: “I’m a […]

OUR RISING STARS OF 2018

THE SIX STANDOUTS WHO CAUGHT OUR ATTENTION THIS YEAR

FROM A SPUNKY SINGLE MOTHER OVERCOMING A TRAGIC ACCIDENT TO OPEN HER DREAM BUSINESS TO AN UP-AND-COMING ACTOR LIGHTING UP THE SILVER SCREEN, WE PRESENT THE SELECT GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS WHOSE STORIES WE FOUND SO COMPELLING, WE HAD TO SHARE THEM.

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SHAWN BROWN

OWNER, CHEESECAKED CREAMERY & CAFE

Wardrobe: Jumpsuit, Ralph Lauren ($150); and earrings, Nadri ($120); courtesy of Bloomingdale’s. Shoes, Steve Madden ($110), courtesy of Steve Madden. Cuff, Anne B. Accessories, courtesy of Holly Katz.

STORY: Carly Cooper

First job: Waitress, Sizzler
Age: 44
Education: Some college
Family: Daughters Milan and
Jailyn, son Meritt
Hobby: Trying out new recipes
Personal hero: Marcus Lemonis

In 1994, CheeseCaked founder Shawn Brown was in a horrific car accident. […]

Spaces With Style

FIVE OF BUCKHEAD’S MOST EYE-POPPING ROOMS

STORY: Giannina Smith Bedford
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

A room is more than just a room. It’s a place where you get ready to face a new day, where you rejuvenate when the day is done, where you gather with family and friends to celebrate, and where you retreat with your other half for a glass of wine once the kids are asleep. They […]

HIGH STYLE

10 RULES OF DESIGN FOR GREAT INTERIOR SPACES

STORY: Karina Antenucci

Not sure which direction to go in with your own interiors? Whether you’re revamping a room, undergoing a complete remodel or simply wanting to make better use of the furniture and decor you currently have, a designer’s eye can always help. Steve McKenzie resident Steve McKenzie, principal at McKenzie Design LLC on the Westside, specializes in luxury residential interiors and says there are certain design […]

A BUCKHEAD INTERNATIONAL EATS ITINERARY

YOUR PASSPORT TO AREA GLOBAL CUISINE

Bangkok Station’s peek gai tod isn’t your ordinary order of chicken wings.

If an international vacation doesn’t make it on your itinerary this summer, don’t despair. A multitude of great places to sample cuisines from around the world exists right in our own backyard. These restaurants represent the true spirit and culture of their countries, ensuring you and your […]