Jeremy Schwimmer

Sand Oak Capital Partners

Jeremy Schwimmer

Sand Oak Capital Partners

Shauna Donahue

Industrial Technologies Program Manager
Suncoast Technical College

Shauna Donahue

Industrial Technologies Program Manager
Suncoast Technical College

Ann Livingston

Policy Director
Southeast Sustainability Directors Network

Ann Livingston

Policy Director
Southeast Sustainability Directors Network

Lee Hayes Bryon

Sarasota County UF/IFAS Extension Director

Lee Hayes Bryon

Sarasota County UF/IFAS Extension Director

Elizabeth Moore

Conservation Philanthropist

Elizabeth Moore

Conservation Philanthropist

Andrew Tanner

Founder
Region Solar

Andrew Tanner

Founder
Region Solar

Justin Dixon

Humble Mumble

Justin Dixon

Humble Mumble
Humble Mumble Chef Justin Dixon is an Atlanta native; he began his career studying at the Art Institute of Atlanta and working at the famed Pano’s & Paul’s in 2007. From there Dixon went on to work under some of the best chefs in the city of Atlanta; the list of noted chefs that he had the pleasure to train under include Ian Winslade, Zeb Stevenson, Shaun Doty, and Chris Hall. In fact, it was with Chris Hall and Ben Barth at Local Three where he really honed his skills. He then went on to be sous chef at the Spence under Wesley True. Before being tapped, to take over the kitchen at The Shed at Glenwood and later opening Bully Boy to rave reviews. After his stint at Bully Boy, Chef Dixon took on the unique task of opening chef for Wonderkid serving updated takes on diner classics out of a 5000 sqft space that was open 7 days a week breakfast, lunch, and dinner and also included a Ice Cream Counter and 40 seat private dining room. In 2020, the world went on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic. During that time he facilitated a food program that helped sustain the restaurant through the pandemic and rebuild clientele through implementations such as flexible menu options, special events, value driven purchasing, and guest interaction through social media. In his spare time he is a proud plant dad and currently raising over 75 different species. Dixon confessed politics junky, Outkast stan, and lover of Coca Cola and Frosted Strawberry Pop Tarts.

Shirley Hughes

Sweet Cheats

Shirley Hughes

Sweet Cheats
Sweet Cheats was created by a National Level Figure Competitor, Shirley Hughes, along with her husband Robert Tubbs and with the help of many friends and family.  During her 3 years spent training for her NPC competitions, Shirley was only allowed to eat certain foods and wasn’t always able to have what she was craving.
She began taking notes on these cravings, and turning them into little treats for herself when her strenuous dieting for each competition was over.   While in training, one “cheat” meal was allowed per week, and hers were usually sweet concoctions.  She then decided on a whim to turn her favorite treats into cupcakes not only for herself but for fellow teammates, the RocStarzz, as personal gifts.  From there, requests started coming in and the demand was on.  It was an instant success!
As you can see (and taste!), the “Sweet Cheats” name comes directly from Shirley’s competition background.  Shirley still promotes health and wellness and is still very active in the gym, but makes sure that if you are going to spend your cheat calories on one of her desserts, it’s going to be worth it!

Justin Anthony

True Story Brands

Justin Anthony

True Story Brands
10 Degrees South, Biltong Bar, Cape Dutch, Yebo Beach Haus Justin Anthony is the founder and owner of South African hospitality group, True Story Brands. Headquartered in Atlanta, True Story Brands features a variety of South African restaurant concepts, specializing in fusing international dishes with traditional South African fare. As an entrepreneur and restaurateur, Justin spearheads the group’s focus on sharing the lifestyle and experience of South Africa through its four iconic Atlanta dining destinations, including 10 Degrees South, Yebo Beach Haus, Cape Dutch and Biltong Bar. Born and raised in South Africa, Justin attended the University of South Africa as well as London Business School prior to relocating to the United States at age 23. He hoped to continue his career in professional soccer, however due to an unfortunate knee injury, he was forced into early retirement and looked to another passion — the hospitality industry. In 1998, Justin opened the first South African restaurant in the United States, 10 Degrees South, alongside his parents, Derek and Diane. In 2012, he expanded True Story Brands with the opening of Yebo Beach Haus, providing a fresh take on the coastal lifestyle with a South African flare. In 2015, Justin opened Cape Dutch Braai + Bar, introducing a more modern, chef-driven dining experience to the city with an emphasis on melding his hometown flavors with European influences. Biltong Bar is Justin’s most recent addition to the group, opening in Ponce City Market in early 2016 followed by a second location at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta in November 2018. The restaurant specializes in dry aged beef jerky and highlights South African street food as well as signature craft cocktails. Justin and his wife Kelly, renowned interior designer behind Wolf Design Group, currently live in Atlanta with their dog Dempsey. True Story.

Nick & Steven Carse

King of Pops

Nick & Steven Carse

King of Pops
King of Pops started with a couple thousand bucks, a used ice cream pushcart, and a whole lot of luck. Our success is due to amazing community support (which we've received since day one). We do our best to respond to that support with love, gratitude, and some laughs. We work really hard to be an example of business doing good. Our purpose is to create Unexpected Moments of Happiness. Come have a pop, stop by our farm, or do some yoga with us. Mainly we just hope you're doing great.