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Marianne Butler was selected to serve as the Homeless Coalition Cherokee County’s first Director. She brings to this role over 20 years of diverse experience serving people in need from a professional and spiritual perspective. She has hands on experience working with vulnerable populations ranging from special needs children to aging veterans in the VA Hospital system.
Her background, which includes a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The University of Southern Mississippi, lends to the Coalition her knowledge and ability to fully understand the needs of individuals with a broad range of physical, behavioral, and emotional issues from severe psychiatric conditions to those facing urgent financial and quality of life circumstances.
While her background is vast, her heart is even bigger. It is her compassion for connecting individuals and families with both professional and spiritual guidance that makes her uniquely gifted and qualified to serve in this capacity. Marianne resides in Woodstock, Georgia along with her husband, two daughters, and various pets.
Kala Wetzel is the publisher of Bradshaw Lake Living and Best Version Media. It can be described as a fun community led magazine that goes to the homeowners of the Bradshaw Farm area, right here in Holly Springs. Bringing the community together is a passion of Kala’s and she loves that she has the opportunity to meet new people every day.
Every month we meet with a new family, smack ’em on the cover, and tell the community their story. It could range anywhere from that soldier that just came home from overseas, to the high school grad who just received a full ride to a big college. Everyone has a story and if you’re willing to tell it, we’re willing to share it.
This magazine is unique as it gives local businesses the opportunity to have a voice. Unlike traditional magazines that give companies ad space and *fingers crossed* hope they do well, we find experts in the field, and allow them to write educational material regarding their nature of business. Who doesn’t love free education? This also gives our community a chance to learn who our local business leaders are. Remember, we are more likely to do business with those we know!
Michael McNeely is Associate Publisher at Best Version Media. Michael is a former head bowling coach at Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Ga.
He completed his undergraduate coursework at Bethel University in McKenzie, TN where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. At Bethel, Michael was also a Resident Assistant of two years and the Grand Scribe of the Tau-Xi chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity for one year.
On February 21, 2014 Michael was honored by the Mid-South Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics(NAIA) as a Champion of Character. According to the NAIA, a Champion of Character reflects the five core values that the NAIA promotes; Responsibility, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Servant Leadership, and Respect.
Connect with Michael on LinkedIn.
Nicole Thomas graduated with a Mass Communications degree from Piedmont College in 2020. She wanted to start her own business, ConnextSocial, because she loved the community, helping businesses and marketing.
ConnextSocial’s services include social media management and content creation, flyer design, business card design, brochure design, and website design.
Connect with Nicole on Facebook.