Matt Coggin, owner, barbecue pit master, and familiar face in the dining room at D.B.A. Barbecue, has worked for over 15 years in many of Virginia Highland and Inman Park’s popular neighborhood restaurants. A graduate of the University of Florida, Matt majored in advertising, but knew early on his passion was for the restaurant business. After graduating from college, Matt spent time in the dining rooms and kitchens of Harvest, La Tavola, Wisteria, Sala and Kevin Rathbun Steak, learning the different aspects of the business. In June of 2009, Matt followed his dream and opened the doors of D.B.A. Barbecue on the corner of North Highland Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia. Serving award-winning barbecue, D.B.A. Barbecue is a favorite local haunt offering an expansive barbecue menu with comfort food and creative options alike, a southern-inspired cocktail menu, expansive beer offerings, and weekly events.
With the primary goal of serving up the best authentic hickory smoked barbecue in Atlanta, D.B.A. is a favorite local haunt in the heart of the Virginia-Highland neighborhood. D.B.A. offers an expansive barbecue menu with comfort food and eclectic options alike, this lunch, dinner and social destination has also become known for its distinctly southern cocktail menu and weekly offerings. Open for lunch, dinner and catering seven days a week, D.B.A. Barbecue is located at 1190 N. Highland Avenue NE Suite B Atlanta, Georgia 30306.
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Kimberly Wright is a multi-passionate natural leader, a pioneering renaissance lady, prolific speaker, ardent philanthropist, passionate entrepreneur, avid blogger and community advocate who auspiciously pursues success, happiness and peace for herself and others. Known for her saying and belief “If I cannot help you I promise not to harm you…” Kimberly is known for bringing a state of sunshine, joy, calm and peace to each individual she meets whether for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
Raised to reach for the stars and reared in the belief “Service is the rent we pay for living…” being service oriented simply comes naturally to her. At the core of Kimberly’s values is her passion for empowering single mothers and their children.
Kimberly is the Founder, CEO & President of JonAshton PR, Breathless Moments Interior Design & Event Planning, Breathless Moments Travel and Keystrokes By Kimberly.
JonAshton PR is a boutique agency specializing in Branding, Marketing & Social Media Management for small business owners building their brands and rebranding their brands www.JonAshtonPR.com
Breathless Moments Interior Design & Event Planning is a boutique agency of Interior Design, Corporate Events, Social Celebrations and Conferences. www.BreathlessMomentsLLC.com.
Breathless Moments Travel is a designer travel agency specializing in BREATHLESS Destination Weddings, Honeymoons, Anniversaries and Generational Vacations. Fairy Godmother service just for you! www.BreathlessMomentsTravel.com
Keystrokes By Kimberly is a Lifestyle Synergy blog which focuses on how to live a positive lifestyle. www.KeystrokesByKimberly.com.
Adam’s passion for photography didn’t start behind the camera. He spent years training & working as an actor spending much of his time on the other side of the lens. It is Adam’s passion for storytelling and ability to recognize and capture emotion that sets him apart as a photographer. Adam has been honing his craft for over a decade photographing weddings with The Decisive Moment, major theatrical events and magazine assignments. Jenn is the studio director and fearless leader of both The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism and The Atlanta Wedding Loft. Jenn’s passion for business stems from a love of people, an overactive imagination and a deep appreciation of capturing life’s fleeting moments.
Adam and Jenn have a keen understanding of the necessity of capturing life’s moments – they are the parents of two adorable little boys and one NEW little girl!
Recently named Jezebel Magazine’s Best Wedding Planner 2013, Violaine Diogene is known as one of Atlanta’s most prominent Wedding Planners. With a degree in Marine Biology and Biotechnology, believe it or not Violaine will tell you that she always knew she would somehow end up in the hospitality industry. Right after college she accepted a job at Bertuccis in Boston MA as an Event Manager and it was a done deal! Since that first “official” position, Violaine held positions as the Banquet Manager for Sheraton Hotel, Director of Sales for a private catering and planning company in Boston, a Catering Sales Manager/Wedding Planner for Hilton, Marriott as well Westin Hotels.
In 2009 after separating from Hilton, Andre’ Winfrye Events was born! Her work has been featured in many bridal publications such as Grace Ormond Magazine, The Knot, Modern Luxury, Ritz Carlton Weddings, and various others. Violaine has spent years procuring and working with not only Atlanta’s most elite and capable vendors, but throughout the United States and abroad.