SARA ALLEGRA

PUTTING EDUCATION FIRST IN AFRICA

SARA ALLEGRA

SARA ALLEGRA

Six years ago, when licensed social worker Sara Allegra traveled from her then home in San Francisco to Ghana on a grant-funded project, putting down roots there wasn’t part of her plan. But once in the West African nation, Allegra, who now lives in Peachtree Park with her husband and two young kids, was moved by what […]

DETECTIVE DREW BAHRY

STOPPING A THIEF IN HIS TRACKS

Detective Drew Bahry of the Atlanta PD

Detective Drew Bahry of the Atlanta PD

A string of mysterious silver thefts spanning several years. Detectives collaborating across state lines. An elusive cat burglar finally behind bars, and a group of victims anxiously awaiting his fate. The scenario sounds like a screenplay straight out of Hollywood, but for nearly four years it’s […]

LISA GEORGE

FASHION’S FIGHTING SPIRIT

LISA GEORGE

LISA GEORGE – L.George Designs

Upon examining a piece of L George Designs jewelry—edgy chain bracelets, earrings, and necklaces dripping with gemstones and fringe—you might think the woman behind the designs, Lisa George, is a longtime industry vet trained in the art of mixing metals, textures and tones. George’s path to design prominence, however, wasn’t exactly planned, but rather an unexpected […]

SHARON VANAIRSDALE

BRAVERY IN THE FACE OF EBOLA

SHARON VANAIRSDALE

SHARON VANAIRSDALE

When Sharon Vanairsdale decided to pursue a career in nursing, she simply wanted to “help people.” Never could she have guessed that she’d find a place in American medical history, but that’s what happened last summer when Emory University Hospital, where she works, admitted three humanitarian aid workers who’d been stricken with Ebola in West Africa.

Though […]

KID HEROES

LITTLE PEOPLE WITH BIG HEARTS

Collecting used soccer gear, giving reading lessons and creating hand-woven bracelets are ways these Buckhead youngsters are quietly working as heroes in the community. Need some inspiration? Look no further than these students who have the needs of others foremost in their hearts.

ARJUN, ANJINI AND URVINI NAIDU AGE: 8 AND 6

ARJUN, ANJINI AND URVINI NAIDU AGE: 8 AND 6

ARJUN, […]

BE A HERO

5 EASY WAYS TO EARN YOUR STRIPES

Whether it’s doing something big (like the inspirational people we profile in this issue’s cover story) or small, everyday acts, we all have it in us to be a neighborhood hero. Here, our top five picks to help your transition into superman or superwoman in September.

1 LACE UP YOUR RUNNING SHOES

Start stretching! The Big Peach Sizzler 5K is coming up Sept. 5. This 3-mile run takes you through […]

MICHELLE GRECH

GIVING THE GIFT OF TIME

MICHELLE GRECH

MICHELLE GRECH

As the president of Buckhead powerhouse sports marketing agency Melt, where services include everything from branded social media campaigns to experiential marketing events for fans of college hoops, Brookhaven resident Michelle Grech’s workdays are carried out to an imaginary soundtrack of roaring crowds and bone rattling buzzers. And while the high-profile job is a dream come true […]

KEVIN MOBURG AND STATION 21

FAST ACTION AGAINST THE CLOCK

Firefighters Rodney Deese, Al Adkins, Jason Hogan and Kevin Moburg of Buckhead’s Station 21.

Firefighters Rodney Deese, Al Adkins, Jason Hogan and Kevin Moburg of Buckhead’s Station 21.

As some of the most heavily trafficked in the South, Atlanta’s busy roads and freeways see their fair share of auto-related incidents, from fender benders and breakdowns to collisions and single-car crashes. And […]

SALLY LARSEN

TAKING GOOD HEALTH INTO HER OWN HANDS

Sally Larsen - Sally B’s Skin Yummies

Sally Larsen – Sally B’s Skin Yummies

When Sally Larsen, a health conscious Buckhead mom and real estate professional, was pregnant with her second child in 1987, she wondered if a lump in her groin might be a hernia, an affliction not unheard of among expectant moms. With her gynecologist’s assurance that […]

TRAVIS ELLIS

MILES FOR MILITARY RESOURCES

As part of Shepherd’s Men, Jarrad Turner (a former sergeant in the U.S. Army and SHARE client) and Travis Ellis ran 684 miles to raise money for the SHARE program.

As part of Shepherd’s Men, Jarrad Turner (a former sergeant in the U.S. Army and SHARE client) and Travis Ellis ran 684 miles to raise money for the SHARE program.

Too often, […]