AIWN Member Directory


Mari Atwell

Swagalicious Promos

Mari Atwell started Swagalicious to help small to large businesses with their promotional good needs. From Key chains and coffee mugs to screen printed and embroidered apparel, they have you covered. With over 13 years’ experience and access to leading suppliers Mari is your go to person for your next promotional goods project!

Jonda Beattie

Anne D. Bartolucci D. Ph.D.
President / Chief Psychologist

Atlanta Insomnia & Behavioral Health Services, P.C.

Dr. Anne Bartolucci is a licensed psychologist and board-certified Behavioral Sleep Medicine specialist. She loves being a health psychologist and working on the cusp of the medical and psychological worlds because of the profound changes and improvements that can occur in a short amount of time with the right intervention.

Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and mathematics from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama, and a Master of Science degree in psychology and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Georgia. She started her career as the clinical director of a sleep disorders center and is currently adjunct faculty in the Emory Sleep Fellowship Program. Her private practice Atlanta Insomnia and Behavioral Health Services is located in Decatur.

Popular press appearances include consulting on articles for Cosmopolitan magazine,, and From The Grapevine. She has also been on Fox 5′s “Good Morning Atlanta” and is very glad that video is lost to posterity. For fun, she writes fiction under the pen name Cecilia Dominic.

Jonda Beattie

Jonda Beattie

Time Space Organization

Time Space Organization helps people organize their space and manage their time even when they are looking at transitions in their lives like downsizing, job changes, combined households, divorce, health issues, new babies or the empty nest.

We work in residences and home offices. Jonda Beattie, owner of Time Space Organization is a member of NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers), ICD (Institute for Challenging Disorganization), AHTF (Atlanta Hoarding Task Force), and CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), and the Atlanta Hoarding Task Force.


Jonda Beattie

Kerry Beaver, CPA, JD, MBA
Financial Advisor

Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

Are you thinking of buying a house, adding to your family or starting a business? Or perhaps you're wondering how you're going to pay for your child's college and retire. All of these events are exciting, but can also be stressful from a financial perspective. I enjoy working with clients, and can provide you advice and recommendations to help you from where you are today to where you want to go.

You have dreams and goals, and we'll work together to help put them more within reach.


Jonda Beattie

Carly Berg

Above & Beyond Bookkeeping

Carly Berg has been delivering flawless bookkeeping and administrative services to clients since 2008. With a background in bookkeeping, human resources, office management and corporate philanthropy, she is in a unique position to provide expertise and diverse services to small businesses and freelance clients in all industries.

Carly is a certified bookkeeper, a member of the National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers, and has strong partnerships with full service Accounting and Law firms.


Pam Black

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro

Pam is passionate about helping people and making her little corner of the world a better place. She is a former public school teacher who moved to Atlanta from the Florida panhandle, where she lived for 20 years. Upon beginning a new life in the big city, she decided to completely reinvent herself by following her passion: real estate!

Whatever stage of life you're in right now: starting out, starting over, moving up, or moving in; call Pam. She can help you find what you're looking for. Let her help you find your dream home, whether it's a 1940s bungalow with a white picket fence or a loft overlooking the never-ending night life in downtown!

When you work with Pam, you also have an iconic powerhouse behind you: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers, which offers Pam's clients a "one-stop shop" for all of their real estate needs: Metro Brokers Financial, Metro Title Trust, and Metro Brokers Insurance...all under one roof! E-mail Pam today; she is 100% dedicated to getting you home!

Caroline Boyd
Owner / Architect

Caroline Boyd Designs

Caroline Boyd is a residential Architect who is as comfortable remodeling existing homes as she is designing new custom homes. She likes designing homes that reflect the unique personalities of their occupants. From formal to informal, from Organic to rustic to sleek Modern, she creates environments uniquely tailored to the people who will occupy them, environments that reinforce and support their unique lifestyles and needs throughout the home. She is versatile enough to create urban live/work spaces, mountain homes, and everything in between.

Before founding Caroline Boyd Designs in 2014, Caroline worked under variations of the name Leyburn Designs for seven years, was a partner in HLP Architects for ten years, and worked at Harrison Design Associates for five years. Earlier still, she spent years gaining hands-on experience in various residential construction trades. Caroline’s Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees are both from Georgia Tech. She became a LEED AP in 2009. She is currently registered in Georgia and North Carolina (under her old name, Boyd Leyburn), and, through NCARB, can be licensed almost anywhere.

Mary Elizabeth Bongiovanni
Chief Engagement Officer

Learning Through Design

Mary Elizabeth Bongiovanni is a consultant and executive leadership coach. Having received her M.S.Ed from the University of Pennsylvania and her PA K-12 Principal Certificate from Temple University, Mary Elizabeth knows how to create authentic designs for learning linked to full system change. She is an advocate for innovation in teaching and learning across the K-12 continuum. She founded a multi-age program in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School district, created Strong Girl Headquarters at The Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr. Pennsylvania, and co-led the Magnet School Assistance Program Grant at The Bache-Martin School in Philadelphia. Mary Elizabeth now supports the full faculty at Delaware Design-Lab High School as they create an original design thinking platform for teaching and learning. Mary Elizabeth is the Chief Engagement Officer of her firm, Learning Through Design. This is a new professional coaching firm that helps dynamic, brilliant women structure their lives by design not by default...super quickly.

Veronica Brown
Instructional Designer, Writer, and Gaming Specialist

VB Ventures, LLC

Veronica Brown develops training materials and game-based activities for corporate and industrial clients. She also provides marketing and technical writing services, conducts whiteboard sessions to organize ideas, and creates "magic spreadsheets" with Excel. Recently she designed and created a board-game style learning activity, and is continuing to research ways that games can improve learning and productivity. Veronica's other interests include singing (in an a capella trio), playing board games, genealogy, and yoga.

Elaine Callahan

Elaine M. Callahan
Graphic Designer/Fine Artist

Callahan Design

Elaine Callahan’s enthusiasm for life, and a passion for art and design have always been a part of her life. That winning combination always gets her creative juices going to help bring freshness to her clients’ brand and their message. Over the years Elaine has had the privilege to work with all sorts of clients in such fields as: nonprofit, small business, education, healthcare, travel, real estate, banking, industrial, and technology. Even a gluten-free bakery! Her ideal clients are intelligent, busy, dedicated people who own their own business, or work as a marketing director that partners with graphic designers. When Elaine’s not busy serving her clients with juicy design and fresh ideas, she’s creating paintings that captures the beauty and joy of food as works of fresh art.

Rachel Elahee

Rachel Elahee
Licensed Psychologist

Elahee Psychological Consulting

Dr. Rachel Elahee, more fondly known as Dr. Rae is a Licensed Psychologist, Professional Coach, and Author of Choose You! Reignite Your Passion For Life. Dr. Rae is originally from Cleveland, OH, and has practiced as a Licensed Psychologist for 10 years. As an entrepreneur, wife and mother of 3, she has developed a keen passion for work life balance for women. She is on a quest to help women live richer, more fulfilled lives. As a Certified Diversity Professional, Licensed Psychologist and Professional Coach, Dr. Rae brings a fresh approach to corporate leadership by empowering women with the practical and tangible skills necessary to achieve greater life satisfaction, professional productivity and ultimately, a peace of mind.

Her presentations have inspired a wide range of individuals, groups, and organizations such as; Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential, Womens¹ African American Forum of General Electric, DVM(Doctors of Veterinary Medicine) Divas, and Atlanta Women Information Network of Hewlett Packard.

In addition to her public speaking, Dr. Rae has been featured on CBS, CNN, and HLN in interviews discussing national psychological controversies.


Dolly Evans

Dolly Evans

Small Business Services

Dolly Evans is the founder and President/CEO of Small Business Services and Prolease by SBS, a combined $4M+ enterprise with a twenty year history in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dolly focuses her efforts on the development side of her clients' business ventures, including assessment of specific financial issues, planning and projections. Dolly holds several taxation certifications and assists clients in this area of planning. Both of her companies focus on the small business market, with expertise relevant to the issues business owners face each day.


Françoise Everett

Francoise Everett

Guilt Free Mothering

Françoise Everett is the founder of, a breakthrough resource for passionate, entrepreneurial moms. She works with extraordinary, conscious mothers to guide them to unprecedented personal success in motherhood and in business. Through a holistic approach, she offers motherspowerful tools for discovering the hidden guilt that forms the backdrop of almost all daily actions. With the benefit of her coaching, mothers uncover their own natural ability to balance the demands of motherhood with their goals for a thriving business. Françoise has studied extensively with Asian masters. She is a certified yoga teacher, energy healer, and brain education instructor. Prior to becoming a soul-centered entrepreneur and success mentor to mothers, she had a successful 12-year career at The Boston Consulting Group. Françoise is passionate about helping women and children worldwide, therefore, social change is woven into her business model. As a conscious, evolutionary entrepreneur, she chooses to re-distribute wealth in meaningful and life-affirming ways. 5% of the income from her coaching programs is donated to one of three organizations.

Katy Fenbert

Katy Fenbert

State Farm Insurance

Katy Fenbert has been in the insurance field since 1984 and is proud to celebrate over 20 years as a State Farm Agent. While her agency is located in Decatur, GA, she writes policies throughout Georgia. With numerous Insurance Products and Financial Services available, her agency helps individuals and businesses manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and protect their dreams.

Katy and her team provide professional, personal and friendly service. So, whether it’s insurance for your car, home or business, give her office a call. We’re happy to help!


Mari Fridenmaker
President & Head Coach

Blue Iron Coaching

Mari is the President and Head Coach of Blue Iron Coaching, a professional triathlon coaching organization. She has been active in the sport of triathlon since 2003 and has been coaching athletes of all levels since 2007. Her services include Personalized Coaching, Group Coaching and Private Swim Lessons. She is also available for Individual Consultations. Mari is USA Triathlon Certified and a USA Swimming Coach.


Donna Grindle

Kardon Technology

Donna Grindle wrote her first computer program in High School (which was more than a day or two ago). In 1999, when she was offered an opportunity from a group of national companies forming an alliance, Donna answered the call and started her own business. Donna is still an integral part of the daily operations of managing, developing, supporting and maintaining several medical billing business’s technology included in that original group. In 2010, Kardon Technology was formed to to provide assistance, guidance and planning for small business technology needs primarily in Atlanta and the Southeast. Donna and her staff work diligently to support business owners and make technology useful in their offices. Due to the extensive experience in medical practice management, the company is also able to provide a unique solution to medical practices that encompasses the small business technology support along with assistance in dealing with all the special requirements of the medical industry.

Susan Hawkins
Co-creator and Owner

POP Qs Party Games

Never too old to be bold! I was raised in Decatur (before there was Interstate travel in Atlanta!) Proud to be a Druid Hills High and Georgia State University alum. I'm semi-retired with lots of energy. Using my background in television and video production, search engine optimization (SEO) copywriting and social media for online wholesale and retail marketing, I just launched my first online retail store for POP Qs Party Games‹Decorations and Fun in One! I'm a lifelong Atlantan who believes that attitude is everything, and my ongoing goal in life is to be experientially wealthy. My work history includes several years as a news photographer at WAGA-TV, 13 years as a television and video producer at Georgia Tech, followed by a journey into the world of SEO and social media for business. My husband of 30+ years and I live in Peachtree Corners with our fur kids Oz and Zoey‹the sweetest German shepherds on earth. I want to be an astronaut when I grow up.

Terri Holley
Chief Fortitude Officer

Success With Fortitude, Inc.

When entrepreneurship and parenting don’t balance, Parentpreneurs partner with Terri to mastermind, strategize, and conquer chaos. Terri combines three decades of learning from entrepreneurs with formal education to provide customized solutions to her clients.

In the last few years, Terri, has appeared on stage to share her entrepreneurial knowledge. She continues to seek opportunities to speak. Her keynote topics are Strategic Persistence, Cards-to-Cash, and Target Marketing.


Lynda Idleman, PhD

Idleman & Associates

We offer professional, personal, and reliable consultation services to doctoral level students, at all phases of the dissertation process, from topic development to final defense. Whether you are attempting to determine your topic and approach, you are ready to conduct your analysis, or if all you need is a final edit, we can help.

With Idleman & Associates involved in the dissertation process, we will:

  • Make sure we fully understand the issue you are studying.
  • Work on your quantitative or qualitative methodology.
  • Support you in the development of a draft of your dissertation proposal or concept paper.
  • Provide guidance on the selection of instruments to collect your data, guide you in the collection of the data, and provide expertise in the analysis of the data.
  • Have your dissertation professionally edited according to APA or other specific guidelines.
  • Support you through your committee review process and prepare you for the defense of your completed dissertation.


Jennifer B. Jacobs

Jennifer B. Jacobs Marketing, Graphic Design, & Wordsmithery

I'm the one-stop-shop virtual marketing department for entrepreneurs and small businesses who have been suffering through DIY-itis!

Now is the time for you to get cured...and to remember what it's like to sleep again. I especially love helping women succeed in their businesses. Beyond "just" great design and writing, I'm all about helping you project your message most optimally through my own special brand of marketing strategy (equal parts know-how and intuition), in the language your clients need to hear it. In a world where people no longer think grammar is that important and assume they are fine squeaking by with haphazard marketing, in swoops a cape-donning heroine with a toddler on her back. And red lipstick. Don't forget the lipstick.

Jana Jopson

Jana L. Jopson

Just You Imagine: The Bridge Between Experts and Their Audiences

Entrepreneurs come to Jana for help with their writing, teaching, and marketing needs, especially when looking to align their products and services with their personal stamp of authenticity. Sample projects: web site copy and design, design/desktop publishing of marketing materials, slide presentations, webinars/teleclasses e-books, and event flyers.

Applying the principles of effective information design, her goal is to connect you with your ideal audience, bringing you more joy in your work and more happy money to your pocket. If you want your clients love what you have to offer and come back for more, visit

Jana’s professional career designing information materials melded with a graduate counseling degree and life coach training, provide a strong foundation from which she guides, serves, and celebrates you, the visionary entrepreneur. Learn more at her blog,

Jo Kenney

Jo Kenney

Keller Williams

Jo Kenney is a long-time Atlanta resident and an experienced REALTOR® serving the metro area. Jo's special ability to listen to her client's needs makes her the ideal agent to help clients in the buying and selling process! Her clients appreciate her integrity, experience, and knowledge, and trust her with the important process of buying and selling their homes.

Jo specializes in Independent Women (Single, Widowed, Divorced, Domestic Partners and Investors), First Time Buyers, and Move-Up Buyers. Her exceptional negotiation skills will ensure that your real estate transaction will be a wise move! Her goal is that every transaction be a win-win, and as smooth as possible. She knows how to keep the drama down!


Kyla Lines

Richardson Bloom & Lines, LLC

Kyla Lines is a lawyer practicing exclusively in the area of Family Law. Formerly a Staff Attorney to the Honorable Cynthia D. Wright in the Superior Court of Fulton County's Family Division, Kyla went into private practice in 2010, and along with partners Dan Bloom and Melody Richardson, formed Richardson Bloom & Lines LLC in 2015. Richardson Bloom & Lines LLC is located in Midtown and is Atlanta's premier Family Law firm. Kyla's goal is to make a difficult situation better for her clients; she handles all aspects of divorce, child custody disputes, modification of child support, and modification of custody. Kyla also frequently serves as a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem in contested custody cases. Kyla lives in East Lake with her dogs Emma, a scary-smart Rottweiler, and Ollie, a not-so-smart labby-mutt. When she is not helping her clients with their divorce and custody cases, she can often be found on the tennis court. Kyla has been an active member of ALTA since she first picked up a tennis racquet in 2001, and she also enjoys playing in multiple singles tennis leagues.

Karla Kreitner
Senior Event Planner

Kardon Events

Everyone wonders how the CFO of an IT company started an Event Planning company. Well, working as a key member of Kardon Group and other technology providers for 20 years, Karla Kreitner started doing events when she organized the companies’ annual client meetings and seminars. The company would host training seminars and client appreciation events around the country. Airline and hotel reservations as well as complete agendas, meeting rooms and all other venue arrangements were coordinated by Karla. Not only did Karla do a fantastic job year in and year out, but she enjoyed that aspect of planning successful events. Thus the creation of Kardon Events. Since the start of Kardon Events in 2006, Karla has orchestrated one of a kind events that include Client & Employee Appreciations, Birthday and Anniversary parties, major fundraisers and unique corporate and social events.

Cheryl Legare

Legare, Attwood & Wolfe, LLC

Cheryl's practice focuses on representing employees in all aspects of employment law, including claims of disability discrimination and retaliation, sexual harassment, FMLA interference and retaliation, gender, pregnancy, race, religion, national origin, and age discrimination, and wage and hour disputes. She also represents individuals in contract negotiations and employment separation negotiations.


Charla Mahon

WeManage Your Biz

Our clients are owners of growing small businesses who realize that they can't do it alone anymore. Perhaps they have a team, but they are spending way too much time on the day-to-day management of their businesses. Generally, they are stuck in one place, overwhelmed, frustrated and even desperate at times, because they know that if they don't get the help, they will continue to feel that way and will never grow their businesses beyond where they are right now. We work best with people who are ready to move from being reactive in their business to proactive -- that means putting team and processes in place so that their businesses work well and efficiently on the back end. They also love the idea that there is a business manager always keeping an eye on their business. We customize our services to just what clients need for as long as they need it, whether it is our ongoing retainer services, our program to hire a team member, or a one-on-one implementation strategy session with Charla.

Tamara McElhannon

Tamara McElhannon

Tamara McElhannon, Graphic Design & Illustration

Tamara helps companies find creative solutions for print marketing materials and websites though visuals and message positioning. Tamara has worked in the creative industry for more than 20 years; she has established relationships with loyal clients that span the nation. She delights in the creative process. Some of her favorite clients include marketing professionals, and businesses looking to build a strong and unique brand.


Koscha McIntosh
Sales Marketing Representative


Koscha McIntosh has been with SERVPRO of Decatur and Clayton County and Spalding & Henry Counties, a restoration company, for over a year now. She works in the sales marketing department where she focuses on relationship building through networking. A huge part of her industry is dedicated to helping people in need of fire and mitigation services. SERVPRO's goal is to help minimize interruption "Like it never even happened." If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, check out the website and tell them Koscha referred you!


Alicyn McLeod
Tax Partner

FinLogic, LLC

FinLogic is an Atlanta-area accounting firm providing small businesses and not-for-profits with a wide range of services including bookkeeping, streamlined financial management, tax planning & compliance, trustee services, and valuations.



Allison McWilliams

Dorsey Alston Realtors

Allison is a native Atlantan who grew up in the Chastain Park neighborhood. She attended The Lovett School for 13 years and graduated in 2005. Allison received a BSBA in Finance from Auburn University where she played lacrosse for two years. After graduation, Allison worked an analyst at J.P. Morgan Private Bank in both Atlanta and Miami, where she serviced ultra high net worth individuals, families and foundations with their financial needs.

Upon returning to Atlanta, Allison focused her interests to real estate where she advises her clients through the home buying process. With her Atlanta roots, she has extensive knowledge of the Atlanta neighborhoods. Allison is a community volunteer at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and serves on alumni committees at The Lovett School.


Kristen Mercado
Owner/ Yoga Teacher


I am a certified yoga teacher and the owner of Solstice (yoga, barre, and pilates) studios in Decatur and Virginia Highland. I have additional certifications in prenatal and postpartum yoga and work a lot with women during the child rearing years.

Solstice is a welcoming community-based, studio for all levels and ages. Our instructors are some of the most experienced in Atlanta.


Judy Muller
Senior Technical Writer

Shoap Technical Services

Let me be perfectly clear. The concepts I write about are not necessarily complicated. A good technical writer creates precise and easy to digest content that explains simple and complex ideas. The business value that well written content contributes can be translated into employee productivity and retention, as well as bottom line dollars.

My clients and I value my 10+ years of Fortune 500 corporate background as a business analyst, trainer, project manager, and process engineer. These experiences uniquely position me to write as a subject matter expert.

Pearlie McCall Perryman
Corporate Wellness Consultant/Certified Health Coach

Living Light and Love: Health Coaching Services, LLC

As a Weight Loss & Diabetes Coach I provide guidance and support to clients to help them achieve their health and life goals in weight loss, diabetes management, diet, and lifestyle. I help them feel better about where they are, and I give strategic personalized recommendations based on the clients' lifestyle and needs.

I also create wellness programs for corporations. I give organizations healthier and happier employees. I help companies with productivity by designing programs that lead to employees having less stress, more clarity, and better focus.


Lee Read Pilgrim
Owner & Designer


READY TRADING is a naturally beautiful clothing store for women located at 1790 Cheshire Bridge Road in South Buckhead. Natural fabrics in rich tones, relaxed and versatile silhouettes, and artisan accessories complete our signature look. Owner and designer, Lee Read Pilgrim is an Atlanta native, and developed her mission and aesthetic over many years. Lee opened her first clothing store, Almanac, in 1978 in Athens, Georgia. Almanac was a gathering place for women of many ages and interests. In that same small town tradition, READY TRADING continues to focus on providing a positive shopping experience. Our own READY Linen line is designed by Lee and constructed in Atlanta using the creative skills and facilities of small businesses owned by Georgia women. TAOS, our private label collection, is cut and sewn in San Francisco and offers favorite basics in seasonal fabrics and colors.

Find Lee in Atlanta at her flagship store 1790 Cheshire Bridge Road, or at her TAOS booth at Kudzu Antiques in Decatur.

Annie Price
Veterinarian, Owner

Ormewood Animal Hospital

I am a small animal veterinarian located in Ormewood Park. I graduated from The University Of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999 and opened my own practice in 2010. Ormewood Animal Hospital strives to provide an intimate setting with a community feel and a work environment based on compassion and respect.


Marni Ratner

Studio M Interiors

Marni Ratner founded Studio M Interiors, a full service interior design company, six years ago as a product of her 15+ years of experience in commercial and multi-family interior design. After working at several larger architectural/interiors firms, Marni decided the best way to provide the highest level of service and attention to detail for clients was to open her own small shop catering to the multi-family developer as well as residential clients. Her team specializes in creating memorable spaces while keeping it simple for all aspects of a project. As an independent business owner, Marni has been involved with all aspects of a project including marketing, writing proposals, client interaction, conceptual design, and design development thru construction and installation. She has project management experience ranging from large-scale university housing projects and corporate headquarters to small tenant office build-outs. In addition, she has provided turnkey interior services for apartment and condominium developers for both new construction and renovation projects. Marni received an undergraduate degree in Interior Design from The University of Texas at Austin with a concentration in Architecture. Marni’s strengths include listening carefully to client needs and integrating them into each project, designing ‘on a budget’, as well as excellent logistical planning skills which ensure that her projects and subcontractor teams run as seamlessly as possible.

Melody Z. Richardson
Managing Member

Richardson Bloom & Lines LLC

Melody Z. Richardson is a founding member of Pachman Richardson, LLC where she practices exclusively family law. She is also a founding member of the Atlanta Collaborative Divorce Alliance. Melody has almost 30-years of litigation experience, so she fully understands and appreciates the benefit of collaborative family law and other alternative dispute resolution methods. Melody was recently selected for Fellowship in the Litigation Counsel of American, an honorary trial lawyer society whose membership is limited to less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Melody served as a board member of the Family Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association from 2002-2010, when she served as Chair of that Section. Melody is an acknowledged leader in her field having been selected for inclusion as a Georgia Super Lawyer every year since 2007, and been recognized as one of Georgia’s Tom 50 Women Lawyers every year since 2009, and as one of Georgia’s Top 100 Lawyers in 2011 and 2013. For additional information, please visit the firm’s website at

Robin M. Robboy, CPA
Virtual CFO and Chief Number Cruncher

Numbers That Work For You!

Robin M. Robboy started Numbers That Work For You! with the goal of helping ambitious entrepreneurs optimize their success by focusing on doing what they do best. She does this by creating a customized virtual accounting department for each customer. The accounting work, and all of its inherent distractions and frustrations, is done professionally in NTWFY’s offices. This frees both time and space in the business, which can be redeployed to contribute to success rather than compliance. Using state of the art tools and cloud based technologies, coupled with a strong commitment to transparency, working with Robin and her team means that the business owner maintains complete control of finances, in fact vastly improved control, while letting go of the labor.

For the ambitious entrepreneur, a Numbers That Work For You! Virtual Accounting Department means you now have more time to focus on what’s really important to you, on running and growing your business, serving your customers, marketing your unique and fabulous offer, or even spending time with your family, while we push the paper, pay the people, and get your customers to pay you. You can use real data – significant numbers and meaningful performance indicators - to inform your business decisions. This works so much better than flying by the seat of your pants! You have a strong financial ally in your corner, helping you identify and lessen risks, evaluate opportunities, plan for success, and meet your goals for your business.

Robin’s motto is “Do what you do best and hire the rest!”

Bonnie Ruszczyk

Bonnie Buol Ruszczyk

BBR Marketing

Bonnie Buol Ruszczyk is the founder and president of BBR Marketing, a firm that provides marketing strategy, planning and tactical implementation for professional services providers and firms. BBR does everything from marketing planning and training to branding and logos to websites and collateral materials to ghostwriting and social media management.

Bonnie even serves as a part-time outsourced marketing director for those firms that don’t yet need someone full-time. Bonnie’s creative thinking and distinctive approach allows her to bring unique ideas to her clients that differentiate them from their competition and gives them the tools they need to grow their businesses.


Anne Sciarrone, AIA, LEED AP

H. Anne Blakely Sciarrone Architecture, LLC

H. Anne Blakely Sciarrone Architecture, LLC - As a full service residential and commercial architecture firm specializing in Single Family Residences and Multifamily Residences, Clubhouses, Golf Amenities, Community Gathering Spaces and Clubhouse Facility Master Planning. During her over 20 years of practice, Anne has always sought to listen closely to her clients, extract strong direction from them, and to successfully translate their vision into built form.

From new construction to renovations and additions, historic preservation, and sustainable design practices, we are dedicated to the marriage of client satisfaction and excellent design. Anne holds a B.S. and M.Arch degree, both from Clemson University. She attended the Charles E. Daniel Center for Building Research and Urban Studies in Genoa, Italy. A licensed Architect since 1995, she holds an NCARB certificate and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Debra Donaldson Scott
Registered Representative

Vining Financial Services, Inc.

Debra Donaldson Scott advises her clients about their financial concerns through holistic financial planning encompassing cash flow analysis, insurance, investments including retirement and college planning, and small business concerns. She completed the certified financial planner program at the University of Georgia and was named one of NAIFA Atlanta Top Female Advisors of 2015. She translates the confusing jargon of finance into understandable concepts for her clients who range from single millenials starting a ROTH IRA for the first time to elderly widows in retirement concerned about living too long and the divorced who are dealing with financial headaches of divided assets along with broken hearts and juggling families. Although her main focus is traditional personal planning, as a former litigation paralegal and business banker, she specializes in structured settlements and advising those who experience windfalls from lawsuits, inheritences and sales of businesses. A native Georgian, Debra lives in Buckhead with her husband, 2 dogs and 2 cats, all rescues. She enjoys tennis, travel and entertaining friends and family and demystifying money for her clients.

Paige Stanley

Paige Stanley

Law Office of Paige Arden Stanley, L.L.C.

As part of her law practice, Law Office of Paige Arden Stanley, L.L.C., Paige represents small business owners in a variety of industries as their outside general counsel. Paige also focuses her practice on the area of estate planning and prepares clients' wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and health care directives. Paige additionally handles probate and estate administration and is a frequent speaker on business law and estate planning fundamentals.

Paige believes wholeheartedly in operating her law firm efficiently so that her clients achieve true value for their legal dollar.


Lorikay Stone

Lorikay Stone

Lorikay Photography

Lorikay has photographed hundreds of professionals in all aspects of their life including headshots, couples shots, maternity and children, business events, galas, conferences, jewelry, and more. Not limited to business professionals, she also photographs comp cards also known as Zed cards for actors, models and musicians.



Faye Sykes

Faye Sykes
Wealth Manager

Scarlet Oak Financial Services

When is the last time all of your trusted advisors sat down in one place with you to discuss your financial big picture? At Scarlet Oak Financial Services, our mission is to help you figure out where you are now in relation to where you want to go and create a road map to help get you there. What are your financial needs and goals? Whether you¹re ready to sell a business, need a tax strategy or have experienced a major life change, we bring knowledgeable and experienced advisors to the table to establish an appropriate way forward.

Faye has over ten years experience helping women navigate the financial world.


Ashley Ward
Licensed Commercial Insurance Specialist

Southern Insurance Advisors

Ashley Ward graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens in May of 2006 with a Bachelors in Political Science and a Minor in Women¹s Studies. As an independent insurance agent she feels she is able to better service her clients with multiple insurance carrier options. What makes her different than all the other insurance agents out there is that she takes the time to learn as much as she can about her client¹s business so she can properly educate and advise her clients how to properly use insurance to protect their business from going under in the first year or the 50th year in business After trying out a couple of different independent insurance agencies, Ashley found her home with Southern Insurance Advisors in September of 2014. Ashley lives in Alpharetta, GA which is quickly becoming the Silicon Valley of the South and has been a great place to grow up and live since 1999 . Focuses for Ashley have been smaller to medium sized business in the realms of IT companies, law firms, engineering firms, manufacturing and distribution companies as well as the newly emerging food truck companies all around the Atlanta area. You¹ll often find her at a networking event since referrals are the #1 source of new business for Ashley if she doesn¹t already know them personally. If you don¹t know her already, make a point to reach out to her and have a cup of coffee. You¹ll be amazed at how many people you may already know in common.


Marlene Webb
Holistic Esthetician/Owner

Vibrant-Glow Facial Spa at Decatur Healing Arts

Marlene Webb has passionately dedicated herself to health and wellness for over twenty years. Since she received her esthetician certification from the Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics, she has been helping women of all ages achieve their skin care goals. She offers a wide array of 100% organically-based facials that leave the skin feeling nourished and refreshed. She's seen first-hand the dramatic transformation of many of her clients and the positive effect this has had on their lives. As a holistic esthetician, she identifies sources of stress that cause premature aging, while giving practical but vitally important tips for maintaining a radiant complexion. She believes that you can have the best skin of your life—at any age—for a naturally youthful appearance. Awe-inspiring is Marlene's knowledge and unique perspective on this often neglected aspect of holistic health care.


Sherry Wheat
President and Owner

TeleSales, Inc

Sherry Wheat, Business Development and Lead Generation Expert founded TeleSales, Inc, an inside sales team that has supported hundreds of growth oriented small businesses for the past 17 yrs. The team¹s focus is on finding qualified prospects, following up on inbound Internet leads and closing more sales.

Their services include:

  • Inbound Internet Lead Follow Up - Assisting growth oriented small businesses that struggle with the follow up and conversion of inbound Internet leads.
  • Lead Generation - Building pipelines, setting qualified appointments with decision-makers, generating leads and collecting business information for sales teams to follow up with and close.

Sherry's past experience includes being a team member of a start-up solar company that grew from $0 to $5M in 3.5 years; a 10+ year member of Vistage, "by invitation only" CEO membership organization; and four decades of personal development and training.