Mike Rose/Starkey Mortgage (Co-Host)
Currently, a Senior Loan Officer with Starkey Mortgage. He was a successful loan officer for many years with both Wells Fargo and Bank of America. His business network include real estate agents, financial planners, builders and many satisfied clients. He has closed millions of dollars worth of loans and helped many people purchase their first home. In 2008 and 2009, he reached Platinum Club status as in the top 5% of producers for Bank of America. Before starting his career in mortgage banking, he worked primarily in talk radio broadcasting As a producer, talk host and finally Program Director at News Radio WGST in Atlanta, Mike has proven experience in creating the best radio programming in the business. He spent many fun years as part of the team that helped to create brand names out of radio personalities such as consumer guru Clark Howard, Neal Boortz, Sean Hannity, and Kim Peterson . In 1999 and 2000, Mike took on the challenge as General Manager of the eclectic Voice of the Arts, 1190 WGKA. Mike is also a radio personality in his own right. He hosted the daily issue oriented talk show, on Talk Radio 1340, WALR-AM . Creative Loafing readers voted The Mike Rose Show the “The Best Radio Show to Seek Out” in 2003.
After a life-time career in newspaper journalism, and with no intention to ever “retire,” John Schaffner launched BuckheadView, an online news site covering news of interest and importance to residents of Atlanta’s Buckhead community. Schaffner launched his professional journalism career in the early ’60s, when he joined the St. Petersburg Times fresh from Florida State University. In the years that followed, he moved from there to The Palm Beach Post and then to The Philadelphia Inquirer prior to joining The Atlanta Constitution as Managing Editor in 1977. Since moving into Atlanta community journalism a dozen years ago, Schaffner has attended nearly every major community meeting and event in the areas he has covered. The Atlanta City Council, the Buckhead Coalition, the Buckhead Business Association and the Northwest Community Alliance have all recognized BuckheadView Editor John Schaffner for his hands-on community journalism. As a resident of Buckhead and active participant in local meetings and events, Schaffner’s coverage provides a perspective that goes far beyond any other community news organization. Schaffner turned 73 recently and has no intention of retiring anytime soon.
Jake Sherrill/Tier 4 Advisors
Founder and CEO
I am overly passionate about what I do for a living. I believe if you love what you do, naturally you’re probably pretty good at it and others probably enjoy working with you in that capacity. We (Tier 4 Advisors) take a tremendous amount of pride in being overly efficient and helping our clients drastically compress timelines. Additionally, we not only get to witness the immediate results from our efforts but we also get the opportunity to cultivate new relationships that last forever. Tier4 Advisors was founded on the principal of helping others achieve what they want to achieve and doing so in an efficient manner
TIER4 ADVISORS has changed the way organizations purchase IT services. We are “THE” sourcing partner for all of your Data Center, IT Infrastructure and Telecom needs. We do not replace your IT staff; we’re an extension of them. We utilize our solid relationships with hundreds of the top regional and international IT solution partners to provide time-saving project out-tasking, leading IT solutions, an unlimited geographic footprint, leveraged contract negotiation, and competitive pricing. If you have a data center (colo/cloud) or telecom (calling/connectivity) project (or expiring contract) on the horizon you should contact Tier 4 Advisors and explore how we can assist.
Collette McDonald/ RE/MAX Around Atlanta
Collette and her family live in Brookhaven. Prior to serving as the District 1 Planning Commissioner for DeKalb County, Collette served on the Board of Zoning Appeals for the district. Collette served on the Board for Citizens for North DeKalb (CFND) that researched the viability of a “City of Brookhaven.” Collette was integral part of the victory that created the largest new city in the metro Atlanta area and continues to stay involved in order to assist the Governor, State Representatives and public officials.
Realtor For The Atlanta Falcons. #1 Brookhaven Realtor 2013, Top 1% Metro Atlanta. HGTV Consultant & On Air Expert; she is a regular on HGTV shows like Design to Sell, My First Place and Bang for the Buck.
What sets Collette & Associates apart from other agents: Professional stager and design team on staff to help sellers stage their homes effectively and quickly. Professional photographer is used for all homes listed. 24/7 dedicated 800 number for immediate response, follow up.
Smita Solanki/Buckhead Business Association
The Buckhead Business Association (BBA) is a non-profit organization which brings together and promotes business in Buckhead, Focused on the economic and cultural vitality of Atlanta’s Buckhead community, the BBA began in 1951 with casual meetings among various shopkeepers. Today, the BBA is composed of a diverse group of major corporations, midsize and emerging growth businesses, entrepreneurs, professionals, and individual members. Our members are focused on common goals; getting to know others in Buckhead business, hearing informative weekly speakers and staying involved in the Buckhead community.
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