Just me talking to some folks about life, entrepreneurship, food and placemaking in Charlotte. Basically my sandbox. Come and play
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For my latest PlaceMakers interview, I spoke to a close friend of mine, Simone Battiste-Alleyne, New York Native, fiery island girl, fearless in the kitchen and gives some awesome dating advice…but that’s a conversation for another day. In between sips of beer, we talked about her transition from working as a technical recruiter to graduate of Tech Talent South’s 8 week boot camp.
I recently sat down with Natasha Lindsey and learned about Scratch Paper Studio, her stationery, invitation and gift business. She talks about creating beautiful gifts that inspire and celebrate your events; big or small. I learn about her time here in Charlotte and how she stays inspired.
I recently talked to Montez Roman, volunteer Marketing and Sponsorship Coordinator for the Miss Queen City Miss Metrolina Scholarship Organization and three current titleholders. You ever wonder how those crowns stay on all day? Well I asked them 5 questions about what they’re doing off-stage in Charlotte.
Sherrell Dorsey, Uber Charlotte Marketing Manager by day and Social Impact storyteller by passion, chatted with me over coffee yesterday morning at Amelie’s. Rainy Monday morning coffee seemed to be befitting of this Seattle native. We spoke briefly about her falling in love with Charlotte and turning it into her own creative space for personal and professional growth.
PlaceMakers: Joshua Galloway, Owner of Aurelius Creates Photography and Co-owner of Neck of the Woods Bowties I met with Joshua last week via Google Hangout. For the past five years, he has been making a name for himself as a photographer and graphic designer here in Charlotte with his business Aurelius Creates.Check out some of his…
This month’s feature is Charlotte native, Cory Bennett. I went to UNC Greensboro with Cory and felt that when he moved back home to Charlotte, this was a great time to hash through the awesome things he has on his plate. He is a community leader, a student and he’s definitely a PlaceMaker. Let’s meet Cory.
My new series Charlotte PlaceMakers highlights up and coming artists and entrepreneurs in the Charlotte area. These people are pivotal in making Charlotte the eclectic and dynamic city that it is. This month’s feature is VA native Velvet Nelson, Co-Founder of ProctorFree, a tech Start up that focuses on testing solutions for distance education. I interviewed her a few weeks ago and learned more about how ProctorFree got its start and how the Queen City is impacting the tech community. You can follow the company on Twitter @ProctorFree
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