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Krystine Torella has been a real estate agent since 2002 and the proud of owner of her own Brokerage - Team Torella Realty since 2012.

She has been a resident of Cobb County since 1996 and a current resident of West Cobb County. Krystine is an affiliate of Homes for Heroes and donates 25% of her commission to Veterans, Teachers, Police, Fire and Healthcare workers who purchase a house with Krystine as their Real Estate Expert.

Krystine loves being able to give back to those who have given to me by protecting, educating, and healing her.

Krystine's other niche in the real estate market is that she helps people that are in distressed situations with their homes. She meets with the Sellers, discusses in depth what their situation is, and gives them options if they want to stay in their house if they want to sell.

She is considered "The Expert That Other Experts Trust" because she has aligned herself with several reputable Family/Bankruptcy/Divorce Attorneys as well as Certified Financial Divorce Professionals who have heard Krystine conduct Q &A sessions regarding short sales. She hase received several referrals from these experts and has proven that she does what she says she will do for their Clients.

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Kristina Hays transplanted to the automotive industry after 17 years in sales and service in the telecom industry.

She learned the value of relationship building supported by technical knowledge and training. As the owner/operator of Speedy Transmission, Kristina utilizes a multitude of those skills.

Kristina moved, with her daughter, to Georgia from Ohio in 2010 to be closer to family.

Kristina enjoys working with people and handling the administrative and marketing tasks for Speedy. In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities, especially water sports, scrap-booking, cooking, hiking and snow-skiing.


Website: www.SpeedyMarietta.com
Social Networks: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Speedy-Transmission-Center-Marietta/139111369508753

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Sara Allegra is a licensed social worker and certified recreation therapist.

Sara has worked in the social service field for over 15 years as both a therapist and social worker working in hospital settings including UCLA Neuropsychiatric, Laguna Honda and Dekalb Medical.

In addition to clinical work, Sara has extensive consulting experience within the non-profit sector. She brings her advanced training and experience in social services as well a passion for supporting and empowering marginalized groups to the non-profit she founded in 2009, Sub-Saharan Education Project.

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Fashion and design are in Melanie Mueller's blood. Her maternal grandmother hand knitted handbags and sold them in her tiny town of Calarca, Colombia -- a fact Melanie wasn't aware of until she launched her company Mel Boteri. Now Melanie proudly carries on her grandmother's legacy, designing custom, made-to-order fashion to help women around the globe express their personality and style.

Melanie had the "aha" moment to begin her company while earning her MBA at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. As part of the MBA program, Melanie had the opportunity to work with the Marketing & Business Development group for world-renowned designer Zac Posen in New York City. There she was, in the middle of the fashion capital of the world, and all she could find were one-size-fits-all, mass- produced designs that did not reflect who she was. Her frustration became the inspiration for Mel Boteri --the go-to luxury brand for custom and bespoke accessories. She laid the groundwork for the business during her last semester at Emory, and officially launched the brand with her first collection of handbags in the fall of 2009.

The brand's name is Melanie's way to honor her rich heritage. Mel is short for Melanie, the German name her father gave her, and Boteri stems from her Colombian mother's maiden name, Botero.

Mel Boteri has partnered with some of the world's biggest luxury brands, including Mercedes-Benz and Jet Senters Aviation to create both co-branded and private label accessories for a discerning and selective clientele.

In addition to entrepreneur, self-taught designer and Emory MBA, Melanie recently added author to her resume. Her "7 Secrets of Handbag Shopping" is the first of many bag guides created to provide an inside look into the fabulous world of handbags, while Mel Boteri's ezine, Best Dressed: Weekly Style Inspiration To Be YOUnique, has proven to be a source of style inspiration for women (and men) around the world.

Website: www.MelBoteri.com
Blog: shop.melboteri.com/blogs/mel-boteri-blog
E-Book: http://shop.melboteri.com/pages/7secrets
Ezine: http://shop.melboteri.com/pages/get-on-the-list
Facebook: www.facebook.com/melboteri
Instagram: www.instagram.com/melboteri
Twitter: www.twitter.com/melboteri
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/melboteri
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melaniemueller

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Sidra is the founder of Markhor, a startup which works with indigenous craftsmen to make shoes for the modern gentleman. She grew up in a small Pakistani town.

Founded her startup by breaking the conservative norm of society and family. With a degree in Economics, Sidra leads product development and operations.

Sidra tweets as: @sidraqasim

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Sean Flood is the CEO of The Gotcha Group, a marketing and transportation company currently operating on ten university campuses nationwide. Sean took his interest in sustainability back to his alma mater of FSU in 2009 and sat down with students to figure out their current transportation needs, 90 days later The Gotcha Ride launched their 100% electric free ride service on campus.

In 2014 Sean added an additional Eco-friendly means of transportation to the Gotcha fleet with the addition of Gotcha Bike, a free of charge bike sharing model for both universities and municipalities. Sean currently lives in Charleston, SC with his wife Jacklyn, three dogs and the cutest baby in the world, Knox. For more information on The Gotcha Group, please visit: www.thegotchagroup.com.

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Natasha Bolden is no stranger to entrepreneurship as she aspired at an early age to be her own boss and later in life wanted to leave a legacy for her children.  Her life philosophy is … “Time waits for no one, live every day to the fullest ~ conquer your dreams and live life with purpose”.  She has packaged her plan and motivation for success into a three letter acronym, DPA symbolizing Dream-Plan-Action and believes following this philosophy and model is what gives her fulfillment and the success she has achieved thus far.

Planning parties, family reunions and weddings at the age of 10, Natasha Bolden is a planner by nature.  She is known for her astounding creativity and over the top event planning.  She began her professional career as an Event Consultant following her relocation from the Washington, DC metropolitan area to Atlanta, Georgia in 2000.  Natasha is a nationally certified Event, Wedding and Corporate Meeting Planner.  She also holds certifications in Project Management and Organization development from which she acquired during her twenty-three years of service and leadership with the Federal Government.  She has combined these and other skills along with her talents to form Phenomenal Events By Bolden and Company, a full service Event Management Firm that prides itself on nothing less than “phenomenal-ness”.

As President/CEO, Natasha uses her eye for detail, love of style, passion for beauty, commitment to excellence and unparalleled work ethic to define and interpret the style of each client and then creates timeless celebrations that are forever remembered.  Natasha brings over a decade of experience to the events industry and takes pride in her ability to motivate and inspire others to fulfill their dreams of entrepreneurship, she employs a great team of creative planners who believe in and support her vision to take every event over the top.  It is with great passion that she and her team provide clients with quality event planning they can trust.  After working in the event industry for many years; Natasha has established a reputation of being dependable and trustworthy.  She has produced and overseen numerous events. Natasha sees each event as a unique opportunity to design the experience of a lifetime, making every memory priceless.

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Nadine Mullings is passionate about assisting small business owners to market and promote their businesses both online and offline. She works with small business owners, insurance agents, and real estate agents to attract new clients, get repeat business, and build a strong social network through proven online and offline marketing activities. 

With over 15 years of experience in marketing and an MBA with an Ecommerce specialization, Nadine uses her experience and education to assist small business owners to promote their brands using varies marketing tools and strategies including email marketing, social media marketing, relationship marketing and more.

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Julie Kingsley is the Senior Vice President at bizzieMe™. Her background includes almost twenty years in education and an extensive experience with social media marketing. She lives in South Portland, Maine with her husband and two children.

Emily Bernhard has produced, directed and written documentaries for a broad range of clients including National Geographic, PBS, History, and NOVA scienceNow!. Her documentaries have won a number of awards including the Telly, two Cine Golden Eagles, the Science Journalists Award and a Boston/New England Emmy. Prior to that, she was Public Relations Director for a Maine-based marketing firm.

bizzieMe is creating branded digital games and activities for kids to use while they wait. Using a patent-pending digital platform, bizzieMe provides a relatively low-cost way for companies to engage and entertain kids with their brand.

Once the bizzieMe app is downloaded onto a mobile device, using geo-location technology, kids can access different branded content as they travel from place to place.

So, imagine you start your day with your daughter at the coffee shop. She opens the bizzieMe app on your family tablet and plays games and activities that teach her all about coffee, how it’s roasted, the countries where it’s grown and the people who live there. Then, maybe you go to a dentist’s office and she takes a virtual tour of her mouth through her bizzieMe app. Now she knows where plaque comes from and plays a digital flossing game while she waits for her appointment. Next, over lunch at a Mexican restaurant, you and your daughter use bizzieMe to play dots and blocks, learn about Mexican art and culture, and then create a drawing that you post on Facebook, or email to grandma. That afternoon, while waiting for dad’s flight to arrive at the airport, she uses bizzieMe to learn about flight – how lift happens, how planes are constructed, and why weather is important – all while playing digital games.

bizzieMe will be available in thousands of locations where all kinds of branded content will spark curiosity, create brand loyalty and enable users to engage in the world around them.
Founded and located in Portland, Maine, bizzieMe is a start-up digital media firm that is using patent-pending technology to help businesses stay relevant in the 21st century. By providing branded, educational and entertaining games and activities for venues as diverse as restaurants, hotels, hospitals, and airports, bizzieMe creates a great consumer experience, builds brand loyalty and boosts consumer advocacy.