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Freda Kalina - bkg Atlanta Brokerage | President 

I have been a realtor for over 30 years and currently live on Lake Lanier which I absolutely love. I also love helping buyers and sellers with their dream homes!  I specialize in first time buyers, move up buyers, sellers, homes that didn’t sell, instant offers , luxury homes and short sales!  I can have you 5 offers within 48 hours   Lets Connect! 

homesnap.com/freda-kalina    Instagram: @fredakalinarealestate  www.linkined.com/in/fredakalina


770-596-8178 - FredaKalina.bkgatl.com 


Barry Sanders is the president and owner of Complete Care Medical. 8 years ago he founded
Complete Care delivering medical equipment in the back of a pickup truck, and now it is an
award winning industry leader recognized nationwide with a fleet of vans delivering to patients
all over metro Atlanta.
Today he spends his time giving back to the community, besides being the Vice President of
The Buford Business Alliance (BBA), he serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the
Gwinnett Children’s Shelter as well as the Georgia Kiwanis Organization. He is the lieutenant
Governor for Georgia Kiwanis, the Executive Director for Bring Up Grades Gwinnett, and every
year he coordinates the Foster Child Christmas Campaign, which has brought Christmas to over
500 Gwinnett Foster Children over the past few years.
In 2019, Barry was honored for his community service by the Atlanta Braves Baseball
Organization as one of their Hometown Heroes. In 2020, The Georgia State Senate recognized
Barry’s hard work and dedication to the community by awarding him a commendation.
Today, Barry lives in Buford with his lovely wife Heidi, and their children Emma, Chris, William,
and Mitch and their Black Lab, Maddie.
Barry Sanders is the president and owner of Complete Care Medical. 8 years ago he founded
Complete Care delivering medical equipment in the back of a pickup truck, and now it is an
award winning industry leader recognized nationwide with a fleet of vans delivering to patients
all over metro Atlanta.
Today he spends his time giving back to the community, besides being the Vice President of
The Buford Business Alliance (BBA), he serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the
Gwinnett Children’s Shelter as well as the Georgia Kiwanis Organization. He is the lieutenant
Governor for Georgia Kiwanis, the Executive Director for Bring Up Grades Gwinnett, and every
year he coordinates the Foster Child Christmas Campaign, which has brought Christmas to over
500 Gwinnett Foster Children over the past few years.
In 2019, Barry was honored for his community service by the Atlanta Braves Baseball
Organization as one of their Hometown Heroes. In 2020, The Georgia State Senate recognized
Barry’s hard work and dedication to the community by awarding him a commendation.
Today, Barry lives in Buford with his lovely wife Heidi, and their children Emma, Chris, William,
and Mitch and their Black Lab, Maddie.

Barry Sanders - Complete Care Medical | Vice President 

Barry Sanders is the president and owner of Complete Care Medical. 8 years ago he founded Complete Care delivering medical equipment in the back of a pickup truck, and now it is an award winning industry leader recognized nationwide with a fleet of vans delivering to patients all over metro Atlanta. Today he spends his time giving back to the community, besides being the Vice President of The Buford Business Alliance (BBA), he serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the Gwinnett Children’s Shelter as well as the Georgia Kiwanis Organization. He is the lieutenant Governor for Georgia Kiwanis, the Executive Director for Bring Up Grades Gwinnett, and every year he coordinates the Foster Child Christmas Campaign, which has brought Christmas to over500 Gwinnett Foster Children over the past few years. In 2019, Barry was honored for his community service by the Atlanta Braves Baseball Organization as one of their Hometown Heroes. In 2020, The Georgia State Senate recognized Barry’s hard work and dedication to the community by awarding him a commendation. Today, Barry lives in Buford with his lovely wife Heidi, and their children Emma, Chris, William, and Mitch and their Black Lab, Maddie.


Rick Sutter - The Agents Marketing Group | Treasurer

Rick has over 30 years as an insurance professional covering the southeast and the eastern US as a broker and as an officer for a major life insurance company.  Today, he advises small closely held businesses and serves as an insurance marketing and strategy partner to independent life and health insurance agents throughout the south.

678-634-2800 - amgida.com


Heather Pace - Hometown Hope | Advisory Board 

Heather was born and raised in Georgia. After spending many of her adult years living in various areas of the country, she now calls Buford home. Heather spent 15 years working for corporate coffee houses and achieved the training and title of Coffee Master.

Now, she is COO of Leather & Lace Coffee & Company, running all catering and coffee operations, as Executive Chef, Coffee Master, Master Artisan Roaster.

Heather has also founded a local non-profit, Hometown Hope. As President and CEO she helps bridge her non-profit to those in need all throughout the communities of North Georgia.

https://www.facebook.com/HometownHopeFoundation/


Lori Waters - Ciana Synergy | Advisory Board:

Lori is a 5th generation native of the Buford/Sugar Hill area in Georgia, Brenau University Alumni and a certified American Lighting Association Lighting Specialist. Lori is the president and owner of Ciana Synergy LC Lighting Design and Supply.  She specializes in lighting layout, selection, and custom design services.  Lori comes from a long line of those in the building industry dating back to the late 1800's in downtown Buford. She has been on and around the jobsite her entire life, as well as the lighting industry since 1995.  She has worked in the lighting industry for many years and now is president and owner of her own lighting and design company.  Lori is the daughter of Steve and Catherine Waters, retired former owners of W&W Contractors Buford.

Lori is also the CEO and owner of Leather & Lace Coffee & Company and the Co-Founder and CFO of  local non-profit, Hometown Hope.

Lori is a visionary, she has a creative sense of design, marketing savvy and a mastery of negotiation and business strategy.  These along with her work ethic, networking acumen, and compassionate heart have made Lori a community front runner, a progressive business woman and entrepreneur. 

https://www.facebook.com/Ciana-Synergy-500984953591059


Sammy Baker, Contractors Best Pest Control | Advisory Board Member



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