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Inspiration from Sandy Springs

The heart of our mission at VoyageATL is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Atlanta’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool.  Check out rising stars from in and around Sandy Springs below.

Adina Leifer

I am a physical therapist that specializes in pelvic physical therapy. Pelvic physical therapy is the treatment of pelvic muscle dysfunction; urinary incontinence, Fecal incontinence, constipation, Prolapse, pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction. Pelvic physical therapy has been and is currently my passion for the past 8 years. I graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Touro College, NYC in 2007. Read More>>

Salome R

My story begins fairly early on. I have had the “entrepreneurial spirit” since I was a teenager. I first attempted to start a small business during the summer break between my sophomore and junior year in college when my boyfriend at the time and my close friend, Dasmyn, and I were struggling to find a summer job. Read More>>

Christopher Conner

When I came into the workforce in 2001, much like most 22 year olds, I was searching for what my passion was and where to focus my career efforts. My first jobs were with large organizations like Wyndham Hotels, EMC and Wilson Sporting Goods. As I sat in my cubicle and went through my days as a staff member, I couldn’t help but have the feeling of being completely irrelevant to the organization I was contributing my efforts to. Read More>>

Jody Gothard

A former award winning newspaper editor, magazine feature writer and TV commercial writer from New Orleans, shortly after my move to Atlanta in 1991 I purchased one office of Career Pro Resumes, which was the nation’s oldest and largest resume writing company chain. Since then I have helped tens of thousands of clients dramatically increased their interviews rates and salaries while I received more awards as one of the country’s best writers and editors. I continue to write feature stories for newspapers and international websites and am currently working on a spiritual adventure book! Read More>>

Sandi Goldring

I am a Feldenkrais® practitioner. When I say this out loud, people usually ask, “felt in what”? In actuality, I am a physical therapist who does whole-person, functional integration, rather than offering just “physical” therapy. Using the Feldenkrais Method® of movement education (pronounced, felʹ-den-krice), I help people change the way they move so that they accomplish their activities with increased ease and comfort. Read More>>

Fran and Michael Kendall

I am a biochemical geneticist, Harvard trained, who was recruited to Atlanta to chair the Genetics Department at Scottish Rite prior to the merger with Egelston. Prior to relocation, I was the assistant director of the inborn errors of metabolism department at Boston Children’s Hospital and the director of the first Mitochondrial Disorders Program in the country. Following relocation to Atlanta and the merger of the two hospital systems, I left CHOA and we started our own biotech company. Read More>>

Nadine Neville-Turpin

Six years ago I turned 50 and began giving serious thought to what I wanted the “next act” of my life to look like. I had been gaining weight year by year, though my diet hadn’t changed. I was out of shape. Read More>>


I am a UK native and after graduating in London with post graduate research in nonverbal communication, became head of the image and fashion course in The London College of Fashion (like an FIT). After marrying a Georgian I moved to Sandy Springs and worked for a consulting and training company specializing in business appearance, etiquette and nonverbal communication to corporations. In 1986 I opened my own image consulting company and in 1989 was the subject of a three page feature article in Time magazine. Read More>>

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