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Freda Kalina - President | Realtor with Freda Kalina Real Estate

Hello, I’ve been a Realtor for over 30 years in the Buford and surrounding areas. I truly have a passion for helping buyers and sellers with their dream home and specialize in luxury homes, senior transition, homes that didn’t sell, instant offers, probate homes, foreclosures and short sales. With the changing market, I have specialized marketing to get your home SOLD! If you're wondering what your home is worth, check here.

If you are thinking of moving to Buford, please check out my video for all about Buford! If you are having problems paying your mortgage, you may want to check out my book “Lions, Tigers and Short Sales”

770-596-8178 -     Fredakalinateam@gmail.com

Barbara Fabelo-Reynolds - Vice President | Owner & Chef at BFabulous Eats & Events

Hello, my name is Barbara Fabelo-Reynolds, also known as BFabulous, and I am the Owner, Chef, & Event Planner of BFabulous Eats & Events in Metro Atlanta. I am originally from The Palm Beaches, but have been proud to call Georgia home since 1995. 

My Duty and Commitment to the Buford Business Alliance will be to continue my Dedication in Service by promoting the Mission of the Organization, Organizing Events, and Arranging Projects to get the community excited about and invested in the enterprise! 

I also bring over 15 Years of Project Management experience as a Volunteer Project Coordinator, Corporate Relations Liaison, and Volunteer Leader Mentor for the Non-Profit Hands On Atlanta. I am committed to the empowering and uplifting of Women in all walks of life and business, as I Co-Lead a Women’s Networking Group ~ Xperience Connections North Gwinnett.

404-918-6467 -     goodeats@bfabulous-eats.com



Linda Gober - Treasurer | Owner and Account at LDG Accounting Services

Linda earned her Bachelor's degree in Accounting from California State University Dominguez Hills in 1991. She spent her first three years working in an accounting firm where she gained firsthand knowledge of accounting for small businesses. She then went into the management side of accounting, working for businesses with anywhere from 5 to over 100 million in revenue. 

Her longest tenure of 12 years was with the PGA TOUR which is one of the biggest nonprofits in the country. She went out on her own over 6 years ago as her passion is for small businesses and especially nonprofits. 

678-568-1900 -     Linda@ldgaccountingservices.com

Jenny Meredith - Secretary | Agent at Meredith Design Build

Jenny earned her Bachelor's degree in Interior Design from the University of Tennessee. She has a combined 30 years of residential design experience in both the Metro-Atlanta area and Tennessee. She loves hiking, swimming, kayaking, and yoga, and believes that because you are in the world, the world is a better place. 

678-480-5988 -     jeredith06@hotmail.com



Kevin Morrison - Member at Large | Agent/Counselor at Weathers Insurance, Inc.

Kevin Morrison, prior to being an insurance agent/counselor with Weathers Insurance for the past 38 years, he handled claims for all insurance lines (workers comp, property, liability, crime, etc).

Let him take a look at your insurance program to make sure it is providing you the maximum coverage for your money.

770-448-9700 -     kmorrison@weathersinsurance.com 

Alicia Payne - Member at Large | North Gwinnett Voice

Alicia Payne has been with the North Gwinnett Voice newspaper serving in multiple roles since 2017.

She is a Buford native and brings a wealth of knowledge about the area with her to her new role as a member-at-large with the Buford Business Alliance.

404-453-5261 -     alicia@northgwinnettvoice.com



Jeff Martin - Member at Large | Owner of Heavens Best Carpet Cleaning in Lawrenceville, Georgia

Hi, my name is Jeff Martin. I am originally from Roanoke, Virginia and moved to Georgia from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. n 2011. I am the owner of Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning serving Gwinnett, Hall, Forsyth, Barrow and Jackson counties. We specialize in low-moisture carpet cleaning that dries in one hour and leaves no residue. We also provide hardwood, tile and grout and upholstery cleaning. I started my business in 2013 after serving 16 years in the hotel industry as a regional manager and was director of operations in the restaurant industry prior to that.

I have been honored to serve on the board of Buford Business Alliance since early 2021, which has been a period of significant growth. It is my experience that networking works. I also serve as vice president of Greater Gwinnett Referral Partners. I strongly believe that building relationships, supporting our community and having strong trade and business partners to refer to our clients and friends is of great importance both personally and professionally.

678-882-1558 -     j.martin@heavensbest.com

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