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CHAD WICK

Originally from: North Carolina

How long have you been in Atlanta: Since 2011

What do you do for work? Osteopractor, Holistic practitioner and Health /Wellness Coach. Owner of Wick Wellness

Top three non-work interests/hobbies: Coffee/ Coffee shops, Anything Murder mystery related, and traveling.

Why do you give back or volunteer? I give back because I truly believe that what we do can help others and I want to make a positive difference in the world around me. It’s a way of fighting for the things I believe in. It gives me a chance to get involved and connect with my community. When we give back we see the world differently.

TOMAS FRENES

Originally from: Cuba and Miami

How long you been in Atlanta: 5 years

What do you do for work? Designer

Top three non-work interests/hobbies: Concerts, dancing and training

Why do you give back or volunteer? The feeling of helping others and making a change in this world makes me feel I have a purpose

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BRIAN POLLARD
"B POLLS"

Originally from: Atlanta. Been here my entire life.

What do you do for work? Manage a residential high-rise in midtown

Top three non-work interests/hobbies? Traveling, Dancing, Camping and singing terribly in my car.

Why do you give back or volunteer? It gives me the opportunity to continue to connect and give back, especially to our community.

MIKKEL HYLDEBRANDT
"MIK"

Originally from: Copenhagen, Denmark
How long you been in Atlanta: Moved here in 2012
What do you do for work? I’m the Editor-in-Chief for David Magazine and also a Content Editor and Reviewer for an international localization company.

Top three non-work interests/hobbies: Trips and traveling with my boyfriend, my cat, Mango, and hanging out with my friends.

Why do you give back or volunteer? For me, volunteering is two-fold: I get to immerse myself in the community and its wonderful people, and I get to volunteer my time and contribute to make the community better and support it where there is a need.

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KEVIN RUSIE

Originally from: Indianapolis, IN
How long you been in Atlanta: Since 2013
What do you do for work? I work at CPG Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at Children’s Healthcare of
Atlanta and I am the Durable Medical Equipment Dept Supervisor.
Top three non-work interests/hobbies: Music, being outdoors, and doing anything with friends
Why do you give back or volunteer? I like to give back and volunteer because it fulfills something in you
that you didn’t even know you needed. Knowing you have made even a small difference in someone
else’s life, or even just gave them a smile, warms my heart.

SHAKA WALKER

Originally from: Carrollton, GA

How long have you been in Atlanta: Since 2015

What do you do for work? Real Estate

Top three non-work interests/hobbies? Traveling the world, everything fitness-related, attending music festivals

Why do you give back/ volunteer?

I live by the motto that we have to 'be the change we want to see in the world'. I believe it is our duty to look out for our neighbor; if everyone does, we will have a much better world.

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ADAM LAWLESS

Originally from: Came to ATL from Boston, but grew up in upstate New York
How long you been in Atlanta: Since 2022
What do you do for work? Public Relations and Communications Executive.
Top three non-work interests/hobbies: Cooking in the kitchen surrounded by friends and family, planning my next travel adventure, and exploring the community I live in.
Why do you give back/volunteer? Growing up I always felt fortunate to have everything I needed plus a good bit of what I wanted. I also knew that others were not so fortunate. While I did not have a lot to give, I knew I could give my time and talent to lift others up. I think giving your time is the biggest sign of respect you can share with another person. No matter the situation.

AARON MOEN

Originally from: Newnan, GA

How long have you been in Atlanta: Since 2018

What do you do for work? Real Estate

Top three non-work interests/hobbies? I love cooking meals for friends and spending time with loved ones.

Why do you give back or volunteer?

The main reason I love giving back is because you never know how spreading positivity. can impact someone's life. One simple act of kindness can change the trajectory of some else's life and that is incredibly rewarding to me.

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BEN HERRON

Originally from: Indiana
How long you been in Atlanta: Since 2016
What do you do for work? Trauma ICU Nurse
Top three non-work interests/hobbies: Coffee, Bourbon, and Traveling

Why do you give back or volunteer? I was put on this Earth to be there for people in their darkest times of need. I was raised to give the less fortunate any and all things possible. I want to make an impact in this world and make a difference worth living for. When we go outside of our normal, and see other parts of the world through someone else’s eyes we grow within our own soul. We must fight for what’s right! I wanna be the change. 

MICHAEL GONZALEZ

Originally from: New Mexico

How long have you been in Atlanta: Since 2011

What do you do for work? Actively involved in running TLC Rents, Metro Atlanta event and party equipment rental company

Top three non-work interests/hobbies? 

Michael cherishes spending quality time with his beloved Dachshund Wilson, exploring new cultures and places, and delving into topics related to health and wellness.

Why do you give back or volunteer?

One of the reasons Michael actively volunteers is because of the sense of connection it brings. He believes in the inherent goodness within every individual and sees volunteering as an opportunity to make a positive difference in the community; by being part of something greater than himself.

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ALFONS DOVANA

Originally from: Durres, Albania

How long have you been in Atlanta: 11 years

What do you do for work? Designer

Top three non-work interests/hobbies? Traveling, Health, and Fitness

Why do you give back or volunteer?

I enjoy giving back to my community and other communities in need. If I can impact one person's life then that is worth it to me. 

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