After a 17-year career as a small business consultant, Mary-Kay Boler recently joined the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed), the charitable organization established by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) to increase interest in technology education and careers in Georgia. TAG-Ed offers meaningful, hands-on science, technology, engineering and math initiatives, including Georgia STEM Day, web-based team challenges and its internship program for high school students. As Development Director, Mary-Kay is responsible for the organization’s strategic and tactical fundraising activities, including building partnerships with corporate donors, securing funds from area foundations, and maintaining relationships with TAG-Ed’s invaluable STEM advocates.
Mary Kay has extensive experience building organizations and a proven commitment to STEM education. She founded Catapult Strategic Consulting and for nearly two decades provided strategic, financial and marketing assistance to emerging companies and non-profits. For the last five years, Mary Kay also has been involved with FIRST Robotics, as a business mentor on the Walton Robotics team, a member of the board of the Walton Robotics Foundation, and as a volunteer with Georgia FIRST.
Mary-Kay also is the president of the East Cobb Business Association (ECBA), a local organization that develops business leaders through networking, and education and community involvement. Information on monthly ECBA activities and special events is available at eastcobbba.com.
Mary-Kay can be reached at 470-823-4306 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information on all of TAG-Ed’s programs can be found at www.tagedonline.org, https://twitter.com/TAG_Education, https://www.facebook.com/tageducationcollaborative/ and https://www.youtube.com/user/TAGEducation.
Zach White is the owner of ZK White Pressure Washing. He started the company on a whim…and a great deal on a professional pressure washing unit; fast forward five years and He’s expanded that whim to a steady paced full time business. Currently, he works alongside his wife to keep everything rolling. This business rewards me with instant gratification. At the end of each day, they strive to make sure customers are happy. In addition to his experience in the industry, he has been licensed and insured for four years. No matter how much we grow, he will always be ‘your friend with a pressure washer’!!
Sabra Dupree is a proud mother of two active young men and owner of Kids Kuts Salon in Marietta, GA. Sabra and her husband started Kids Kuts in 1999. Being very active in their community, they sponsor many events and several sport’s teams. They are also very active with their children in school and sports. With total support from their community, they have been able to forge wonderful friendships. It is their family and friendships that keeps them encouraged and has helped business to grow.
Since opening in 1999, Kids Kuts has serviced many clients. One of Sabra’s greatest joys is to work with children who need a little more patience and understanding. She enjoys these challenges and feels that its what makes her shop unique and special.
Sabra is thankful everyday that Kids Kuts is able to help all the families that come into the shop, and has built her business with relationships with customers and trust. She is thankful to all her customers and friends that won’t go anywhere else!
Michelle Burke/ BURKE | DESIGN + PLANNING
Michelle Burke is a California born, Georgia raised, young professional who’s love of timelines, a well-set table and a bouquet full of fresh flowers led her to chase her dream and become founder of Burke Design + Planning.
Michelle graduated from Georgia College & State University in 2012 with a B.A. in Mass Communications and Public Relations and began her career as an Event Planner after moving back to Atlanta in the Summer of 2012.A corporate event planner by day, Michelle has worked with a series of Fortune 500 companies around the globe and Founder & Owner of BURKE | DESIGN + PLANNING by night, Michelle has had a variety of wonderful individual clients who quickly turn clients to friends.
LaShanda Neal/ Riverside EpiCenter
LaShanda Neal is the Sales & Marketing Manager of the Riverside EpiCenter. She is responsible for all marketing, sales and advertisements for the entire facility.
The Riverside EpiCenter is LEED*Silver certified with nearly 113,000 sq. ft. Designed by Pieper/ O’Brien/Herr Architects, we are built with care for you and our environment. Built with recycled materials, we reduce our use of water through the utilization of water efficient fixtures, deliver 30% more fresh air to indoor spaces than required by code, and use efficient indoor and outdoor lighting to reduce energy consumption. Along with our indoor recycling program we are committed to ‘being green’.
Unique in our concept we provide a collage of events, entertainment and wellness activities. Where else can you see a concert or play, work out, shoot hoops, play arcade games, rock climb, have a video conference, record in our recording studio and enjoy a gala in our Grand Ballroom all under one roof?
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a rating system used by the U.S. Green Building Council that certifies healthier and more sustainable development practices while minimizing impact on the environment and human health.