MIA JACKSON

COMEDIAN

MIA JACKSON

MIA JACKSON

Talk to funny lady Mia Jackson for five minutes and you might be surprised to learn that she spent years in corporate America. Not what you might expect from the 36-year-old sassy and hilarious comedian who is making her network prime time debut July 22 on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.”

But like many comedians, the Sandy Springs resident took a long […]

CHRISTINA OH

FASHIONISTA

CHRISTINA OH

CHRISTINA OH

Fashion and style came naturally to 40-year-old Christina Oh, even if the English language didn’t. She moved to Seattle 13 years ago from South Korea and realized quickly how dressing impeccably helped her get further when there was a language barrier.

That was years ago; now Oh speaks perfect English and she’s as chic as ever. “I’ve always been told I […]

MIKE MUSCALA

HAWKS FORWARD/CENTER

MIKE MUSCALA

MIKE MUSCALA

You might as well be living under a rock if you haven’t heard the name Mike Muscala. He’s the Atlanta Hawks’ 6-foot, 11-inch forward/center who helped send the team to one of its best seasons ever. After a hot streak, the team just missed the chance at the NBA Championship with a heartbreaking Eastern Conference finals loss to LeBron […]

BUCKHEAD’S FAMOUS FACES

You may not know their names yet, but keep a careful eye out as the credits roll. It’s quite possible you’ll see more of these three actors who are working their way into the limelight while living in the Buckhead area.

LEONARDO SANTAITI - Photo: Tracy Bosworth Page of Studio Duetto

LEONARDO SANTAITI – Photo: Tracy Bosworth Page of Studio Duetto

LEONARDO SANTAITI

Born in New […]

JAMAIL LARKINS

OWNER, ASCENSION AIR

JAMAIL LARKINS

JAMAIL LARKINS

Jamail Larkins is not your average 31-yearold. He’s the owner of Ascension Air, a small airplane brokerage business with 25 full-time employees. His love of flying began when he was just 12 and was introduced to the Young Eagles Program by a Delta Air Lines pilot. “My first flight was in a 1956 Cessna 172,” Larkins says, “and […]

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

It’s been three years since we featured these six talented Atlantans in our July/August 2012 “Rising Stars” feature. Time proves that our predictions were dead-on: These people are going places. Here’s what they’ve been up to lately.

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Amy Andrews

Amy Andrews

Folk singer Amy Andrews keeps her postal address in Decatur, but claims she really doesn’t live […]

ALEX WOOD

BRAVES PITCHER

ALEX WOOD - Brave's Pitcher

ALEX WOOD – Brave’s Pitcher

Baseball has always been a part of 24-year old Braves pitcher Alex Wood’s life. The Buckhead resident began playing the game when he was just barely big enough to throw the ball, and has loved it ever since.

“I started playing when I was just 5 or 6 years old,” he says. “My dad […]

ROI SHLOMO

OWNER, KALE ME CRAZY

ROI SHLOMO

ROI SHLOMO

At the height of the fro-yo craze, there was Roi Shlomo. The Buckhead resident founded Yogli Mogli not long after moving to Atlanta from Las Vegas in 2009 and is now at the forefront of another culinary trend—juicing. But this time it’s different for Shlomo. This time he says it’s all about health.

“I honestly thought I was […]

ED HARRIS

EXECUTIVE CHEF

ED HARRIS

ED HARRIS

The life of an executive chef might look exciting if you’re watching it on The Food Network from the comfort of your living room sofa. But the reality of running a restaurant for a chef means grueling hours and long nights for not nearly enough pay. That’s often the recipe for disaster if you have a family.

And that’s why […]

DR. KELLY GOLDSMITH

CHOA PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGIST

DR. KELLY GOLDSMITH

DR. KELLY GOLDSMITH

For some outsiders looking in, Dr. Kelly Goldsmith could appear to have an incredibly depressing job. After all, she’s a pediatric oncologist at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. But she couldn’t disagree more.

“It’s not depressing,” Goldsmith says. “It’s actually very rewarding. The beauty of working with children is we […]