Dr. Carroll Turner/Business Incubator at Brenau University
The Business Incubator at Brenau University fosters market success, student learning, wealth building and job creation. They work with startup companies, inventors and entrepreneurs to develop great ideas into sustainable, standalone businesses. They foster market success, wealth building and job creation. They increase the prospect of a client company’s commercial success in the marketplace, train and educate the business and community leaders of tomorrow, and contribute to the economic development of Northeast Georgia, Gainesville and Hall County.
April Rooks/AMPED Kids
April Rooks is a native of Gainesville, GA. She has been married to Nathan for five years this July and is the mother of two children. Preston is seventeen and Cheyenne is two. April grew up in a musical family and began singing at an early age. She studied vocal performance and music education at Gainesville College where she fine tuned her vocal skills, music knowledge and began learning the art of crafting songs. April began teaching private music lessons in 2002.
In 2005, she had a record deal with a Nashville Indie Label and released her first album, Just A Little Country. She has opened for artists such as Shawn Mullins and while working with one of Atlanta’s premier wedding bands shared the stage with Kenny Loggins. She has graced the stage of The Tabernacle in Atlanta.
She loves nature. Going on hikes, camping and picnicking are a few favorite activities. Reading about personal growth and faith studies is also a passion. April’s favorite perks of being a musician are free food and wine!
AMPED Kids Foundation’s mission is to positively impact the lives of foster children by providing access to free private music instruction and other music programs throughout Georgia.
They are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children through the power of music. Through growing children’s musical gifts and interests and empowering them through mentorship, discipline and success principles, Amped Kids is lifting up children and giving them a voice.
AMPED Kids dream is to provide hope and vision to children who are undergoing difficult life challenges and empower them for a better future through our AMPED music programs.