Congressional Candidate Flynn Broady joins us Friday 8/17th!

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Flynn Broady

 Flynn Broady comes from a Southern family with a tradition of service.  In World War II, his grandfather served with the famed Red Ball Express. His father served 20 years in the U.S. Army. Though Flynn had achieved a full engineering scholarship, his desire to serve led him into the Army. His 26-year career included three overseas tours. In Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was an Infantry First Sergeant, leading 157 soldiers in combat.  

The GI Bill allowed Flynn to complete degrees in Public Management (BA), Public Administration (MPA), and law (JD). In 2008 he became a Cobb County Assistant Solicitor General. That position taught him the complex courtroom, mediation, and judicial skills necessary in our legal system. 

In 2014, Flynn became the Veterans Treatment Court Coordinator for Cobb County. There he helped arrange treatment for drug abuse, PTSD, and anger issues that had resulted in legal problems for veterans. In 2017 he became Prosecuting Attorney for the Cobb County DUI Court, which offers a treatment alternative to offenders who are willing to be accountable for their actions.  These programs save taxpayer money and produce better outcomes for offenders.  Accountability and the unique needs of veterans remain his special focus.

Flynn and his wife Monique live near Marietta Square, where they enjoy dining, performing arts, weekend festivals, and visiting with 11th District residents.  Flynn’s daughter Victoria resides in Savannah.


Christina Barth

Christina Barth is originally from Birmingham and moved to Atlanta almost 5 years ago from Savannah, Georgia. She is currently a Branch Manager for Benchmark Mortgage. Her journey in the mortgage business started in 1992 at a small community bank. In that time she has held various positions including Office manager, Processor, Closer, Auditor and Loan Originator. This depth of experience gives her a unique perspective of the mortgage process. Christina is on the leadership team for the Marietta Business Association, is a site host for the Bama in Atlanta Alumni group and volunteers her time to several local charities.

Closing on time and providing a seamless, comfortable experience for my clients during what can be a stressful process are my main goals. In my 15+ years experience Pre and Post closing I've learned that communication and setting expectations is key to a smooth experience. Survival in this business is based on referrals from happy clients and realtors so we work diligently to give you the best possible service. If we can't make it work today, you'll have a plan to put in place that will get you ready to purchase asap.

Keith Ivey

Keith Ivey has had an interesting background. He has been a WAGA TV camera operator, a minister, a university administrator, a video and film producer, a television post production account executive, a business theater producer, a feature film executive producer and a cruise ship crew member. 

He has a BA in Communications from the University of Georgia and a Masters of Divinity graduate degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

Today, in addition to leading networking groups and business networking workshops, he is the Senior Consultant at Keith Ivey & Associates, a small business support agency.

Keith is the father to Michael, the father-in-law to Emily, the grandfather to Emily and the former husband to Kathee and Jo. His latest fantasy is to be in the middle of Lake Altoona on his houseboat listening to Jimmy Buffett, drinking margaritas with friends. He honestly believes there is nothing  

Brent Rittersdorf

Brent Rittersdorf ‘s superior mix of experience and education in both the corporate and private business sector helps keep the business goals of your real estate experience in check. While buying, selling or investing in property can be an emotional experience; Brent’s unique perspective and attention to detail keep the end goal in mind. The combination of 20+ years in the restaurant industry at the SR. Management level and 10+years of Real Estate transactions provides his clients Knowledge and Experience. The result is the transaction will close with confidence.   

Brent Rittersdorf achieved Broker Status in 2015, which is the highest level of education and licensure in the Real Estate Industry.   Ongoing continuing education and designations such as New Home Construction Specialist and other designations helps keep Brent on top of what is going on in the industry to leverage results. Previous education includes his college degree of Hotel/Restaurant Management. Brent’s corporate career of opening over 50 restaurants and managing annual sales of 30+ million uniquely qualifies Brent to pay attention to all of the details in a transaction and prepare/react to the change that can accompany it without losing sight of the client’s goals! 

Terry H. Wright

Terry is a Homeopath and Nutritionist who has been helping people get well naturally for over 20 years.  He has a BS in Nutrition from the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y., where he graduated with honors.  He has taken many advanced trainings with nationally recognized homeopaths, nutritionists and herbalists.  He specializes in Thyroid Nutrition.  Besides being in private practice for over 12 years he has also been a natural foods chef, spa chef, nutrition consultant to schools to upgrade lunch programs and a speaker on natural health and nutrition.  His office is in Woodstock, Georgia.

Toni Dore

 Antoinette Mary (Toni) Dore began her journey into the study of Astrology in 1975 when she decided to return the ring to her ‘then’ life-long love!!  She cancelled a wedding and decided that it would be best if they just went their own way.  A short while after, she thought she made mistake and at the behest of her cousin she went to see an Astrologer to understand more fully why she did what she did.

     The Astrologer was a lovely woman by the name of Pat Geisler.  Pat told her that she would marry later in life - if she married at all. She would probably not have children; and, she may be an Astrologer one day!  Toni chuckled, paid her and went on her way.

  As time went on she was more curious about what Pat said and went back to see her - and Pat said she was teaching classes at the local Community college and she should attend.  Toni did and the rest began to come unfold! 

     As it turns out Toni married at 56 years of age, for the first time.  She has no children.  And, in 1995-96 - when Pluto moved into the constellation of Sagittarius - she left her full-time job at Dean Witter and began a full-time Astrology business!

     Toni has since been on the front -page of the Atlanta Journal Constitution as a business entrepreneur, been asked to speak on the subject of Astrology to many groups around Atlanta and has established a strong personal clientele who consult with her regularly!!