Co-founder of Global Education Center in West Nashville, Ellen Gilbert gives her heart for her community. Read her story on Neat Nashville.
Drummer and musician Jon Lucas shares his story, his passion and his hopes for the future on Neat Nashville. Read about him as this week’s feature!
Zac Radford, 30, was born in St. Louis and grew up in Texas in between San Antonio and Austin. In 2003, his family moved to Brentwood, just south of Nashville.
After the move, he went on to finish high school and attend the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where he graduated in 2009. Over the last several years, Zac has been traveling off and on pursuing a PGA Tour. Having lived briefly in San Antonio and Orlando, he said he would always call Nashville home.
It’s been a year and a half since we first sat down with Rashed Fakhruddin. This week, Neat Nashville is following up with him to see how things are going!
Nicole Brandt, 24, grew up in a small Southern Baptist town called Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.
Growing up the narratives about homelessness were always the same – that individuals were lazy, drug addicts, and didn’t deserve money from the government.
“At the time I didn’t know any homeless people other than serving at soup kitchens through my church,” she said. “In my senior year in high school, I was connected with a guy who would go to homeless camps and tents in Louisville. He would sometimes bring coffee, socks or food but ultimately went just to spend time with people.”
Brandon Alexander, 24, calls Nashville his second home.
“I do a lot of traveling between here and Huntsville, and I want to move up to Nashville for culinary school.”
Born and raised in Pulaski, Brandon still lives in the little town just over an hour’s drive south of Nashville. He graduated from Sparkman High School in Alabama, then went to Calhoun Community College for a little bit before deciding to join the workforce.
James Barrow moved to Nashville from Florida in 1997.
As a tattoo artist, he has floated back and forth through different parts of the country but has been based in Nashville since then.
James just recently became a part of the team at Avenging Art Tattoos on Nolensville Road in Southeast Nashville.
“The shop has got a great reputation,” he said. “The location has been a tattoo shop for years and years. Now, we’re working on some issues like cleaning the shop up and changing the face on it a little bit.”
Semhar Ghebreselasie, 26, is a proud Nashville native and a fifth-grade teacher in her third year of teaching at a Lead Academy Prep School.
After graduating from high school, Semhar went on to receive her undergraduate degree from Western Kentucky University in 2013.
Belmont University graduate student Philip Heil said moving to Nashville was huge for him. Read his story as this week’s feature on Neat Nashville.
Vinit Modi, 30, grew up in India.
After finishing his undergraduate in India, he went on to pursue a graduate degree in the United States. In April of 2011, he graduated from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona with a Master’s degree in international business.
While in school, he traveled to over 12 different countries including France, the Czech Republic, and Costa Rica to study their business approach.
Once he was done with school, he thought he’d go back to India, but something about the bright lights of New York City kept calling him.