AIWN Member Directory

 

Mari Atwell

Swagalicious Promos
www.swagaliciouspromos.com

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

Jonda Beattie

Time Space Organization
www.timespaceorg.com

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.

 


Veronica Brown
Instructional Designer, Writer, and Gaming Specialist

VB Ventures, LLC
www.veronicabrown.com

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
www.callahandesign.biz
www.elainecallahan.com

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
www.drelahee.com

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
Owner

Small Business Services
www.smallbizservices.com

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
Founder

Guilt Free Mothering
www.GuiltFreeMothering.com

Françoise Everett is the founder of GuiltFreeMothering.com, 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
www.katyfenbert.com

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
www.blueironcoaching.com

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
President

Kardon Technology
www.kardontech.com

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.


Lynda Idleman, PhD
President

Idleman & Associates
www.idleman.com

Lynda Idleman is a statistician who possesses the best qualities of an investigator, lawyer, and storyteller. She is a problem solver who is naturally inquisitive, knows what questions to ask, and listens well. She objectively evaluates information, draws succinct conclusions, and expertly defends the results. And, she presents the information in a way that is interesting, understandable, and relevant.

Dr. Idleman earned her Ph.D. in research, statistics, and measurement in 1993 from Georgia State University. She established Idleman & Associates in 1991, where she heads up all firm projects. Depending on the clients’ needs, she chooses from a network of associates with proven expertise in various fields.


Jana Jopson

Jana L. Jopson
Owner

Just You Imagine: The Bridge Between Experts and Their Audiences
www.JustYouImagine.com

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 www.JustYouImagine.com.

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, www.TheNurturedEntrepreneur.com.


Jo Kenney

Jo Kenney

Keller Williams
www.jokenney.com

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
Member

Richardson Bloom & Lines, LLC
www.rblfamilylaw.com

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
www.kardonevents.com

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.


Tamara McElhannon

Tamara McElhannon

Tamara McElhannon, Graphic Design & Illustration
www.tamara-graphic.com

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.

 


Judy Muller
CEO/Founder

True Fruit
www.truefruit.com

I am a Productivity Specialist and a Truth Teller.
I write, speak and teach the Truth about Productivity.
True Fruit helps businesses create their own economies by changing their thinking and habits and by overcoming barriers to Profitable Productivity.

We help by providing:

  • Productivity Training delivered through public speaking, workshops,and publications.
  • Business Process Improvement for businesses on the verge of explosive growth or profound change.
  • Communication, Training and Documentation materials that infuse the brand into the company.

Marni Ratner
Owner

Studio M Interiors
www.studiominteriors.net

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
www.rblfamilylaw.com

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 www.rblfamilylaw.com.


Bonnie Ruszczyk

Bonnie Buol Ruszczyk

BBR Marketing
www.bbrmarketing.com

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
Owner/Architect

H. Anne Blakely Sciarrone Architecture, LLC
www.annearchitecture.com

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.


Paige Stanley

Paige Stanley

Law Office of Paige Arden Stanley, L.L.C.
www.stanleylawoffice.com

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
www.lorikayphotography.com

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
www.scarletoakfs.com

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.

 


Carmen Westbrook
Owner / Image Consultant

Naked – Fashion Help
www.NakedFashionHelp.com

Carmen Westbrook is passionate about fashion and helping people feel comfy in their own skin (with some clothes on, of course). She works with men and women, helping them transform their appearance into one that truly represents their unique personality and style. She especially enjoys working with the 40+, fashion challenged woman, who dislikes shopping but still wants to look pulled together. Hear what a recent client, Monica, has to say about how the process works and how looking great makes her feel. Besides one-on-one image consulting and shopping, Carmen is available for speaking engagements. Her 45-minute presentation, “Pull Yourself Together!”, is an informative, light-hearted approach to helping women look and feel their best. It’s perfect for a professional women's group seeking a speaker for a lunch and learn type format.