Michael Everts is the President and Co-Founder of SharedSpace. He began his career in the audio-visual industry where he designed and built collaboration spaces for large corporations across the southeast. In July 2016 he partnered with Daniel Levison to create SharedSpace, a high-tech workspace focused on serving local communities in the Atlanta suburbs. Since opening, SharedSpace has doubled the size of their first location, opened a second location in Atlanta, and is currently opening third location in Augusta, Georgia. Michael’s focus is working with solopreneurs, freelancers, and business owners to grow their personal and professional brands and build a thriving SharedSpace community. Connect with Michael on LinkedIn.
Brad Williams is fluent in Spanish and decided to explore the world and make use of his bilingualism after graduating from Auburn University by teaching English in Chile. After returning to the States, he taught for Teach For America in Denver, Colorado for two years. Now back home in Atlanta, Brad runs the newly opened SharedSpace Cobb and is ready to bring coworking to all. Connect with Brad on LinkedIn.
Russ Crosson is Executive Vice President and Chief Mission Officer of Ronald Blue Trust and Executive Vice Chairman of the board of directors for Thrivent Trust Company, the parent company of Ronald Blue Trust. Russ was hired in 1980 as the second employee of Ronald Blue & Co. (the predecessor company to Ronald Blue Trust). Russ has worked extensively in all areas of financial planning, specializing in comprehensive financial, estate, and philanthropic planning, as well as generational family wealth management and transfer. Russ serves as chief advocate for the heart and soul of the organization and works to ensure the mission of the company is carried out with integrity in every area of the organization with a focus on making sure the company’s mission is passed down and inculcated into future generations. As Executive Vice Chairman for Thrivent Trust Company’s board of directors, Russ works with other board members to provide governance and direction for the company. Prior to his current position, Russ served as President & CEO of Ronald Blue & Co (2002 – 2017). From 1999 – 2002, Russ served as Executive Director of the National Christian Foundation (NCF). Russ is the author of several books including Your Life… Well Spent, The Truth About Money Lies, and What Makes a Leader Great. He has also been a featured speaker in many venues including Promise Keepers, Issachar Summit, and America’s Best Hope. He and his wife, Julie, have led seminars around the country on the subjects of money, marriage, and communication. Russ graduated from Kansas State University with a B.S. in Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Education. He currently serves on the board of directors for Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Russ and his wife, Julie, live in Roswell, Georgia and are active in the teaching and mentoring of young married couples. They are the parents of three adult sons — all of whom are married — and have two grandsons and three granddaughters.