Outstanding Men of Alpharetta 1

These men live or in Alpharetta and make community a priority. We salute five men who make us proud.

 

Roi Shlomo, CEO & Founder, Kale Me Crazy

Giving Back: Many of our locations partner with local schools and charities. Kale Me Crazy sources from local farms in order to support the communities that we serve. My businesses have also granted wishes with Make-a-Wish.

Blowing off steam: Boating in Lake Lanier, hiking Stone Mountain, boxing.

Favorite fuel: Storico Fresco, a great Italian place by my office with great ambiance and good food.

Sage advice: My favorite quote is, “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.”

Follow your dreams and make them happen.

 

Thaad Thompson, Regional Manager, Stretch Zone Atlanta

Giving back: Coaching football has always been a passion for me, I believe when given the opportunity to coach a sport, your able to mold and influence young minds to develop the ability to overcome obstacles mentally.

Blow off steam: Since I’m new to Atlanta, coming home has been the best part of my day. In my opinion, spending time with my family is the most important aspect of a happy life.

Favorite fuel: Romeo’s New York Pizza.

Sage advice: My dad always told me, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take, so don’t be afraid to fail, shoot your shot.”

 

Marc E. Yune, MD, Owner Aesthetic Specialty Centre

Giving back: Volunteer surgeon for Face to Face – survivors of domestic violence and abuse. Also Angel Flight, Alzheimer’s Research, Make A Wish Foundation, Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research, Humane Society, Roswell Art’s Fund, St.Jude’s, Foster Cares Support Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross, Sonder Project.

Blowing off steam: You can find me playing golf or unwinding at the lake.

Favorite fuel with friends: Village Tavern for lunch. Historic Roswell is my hometown. So many fantastic restaurants, so much character.

Sage advice: Serve others before yourself and NEVER lose your passion for learning.

 

Sean Zare, co-owner, Classic Blinds

Giving back: Unfortunately I don’t have much time for volunteering but donate money to Must Ministries, local schools, overseas orphanages, and Angels Among Us.

Relaxing: In our backyard with friends and family, and Lake Lanier

Working lunch: Rumi’s Kitchen and Persepolis for authentic Iranian food since that is my native country.

Sage advice: I tell my son to not sweat the small stuff and live each day to it’s fullest. Happiness comes from helping others and spending time with family and friends.

 

Martin Soto, owner of Dreamhouse Painting, downtown Alpharetta

Giving back: We donate to Purple Pansies for pancreatic cancer and also to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Relaxing: I enjoy running at Wills Park and shopping/eating at the Avalon.

Working lunch: I enjoy taking guests to local restaurants like Casa Nuova & Ceviche.

Sage advice: My father told me to always follow my dreams and never settle for less. He taught me to be a good person with strong morals and values, which is the same that I am instilling in my children.