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For LeAnder, the Music is About the Experience

Together Logan Rhea, Andrew Hall, and Scott Anderle form LeAnder, a Nashville-based alternative rock band.

Logan is the bassist, the acting manager, and the booking agent. Andrew (not pictured above) is the band’s drummer and sound engineer, while Scott leads creatively as the singer/songwriter and marketing person.

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Tattoo Artist James Barrow Does it All For His Family and His Community

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.”

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Vinit Modi’s Travels and Experiences Taught Him to Remain Humble

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.

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Charles Layne Is Devoted to His Community Through Service

Charles Layne, 18, grew up in Antioch.

“Antioch was great,” he said. “I used to bicycle down to Antioch Middle and play basketball and soccer. I wouldn’t be who I am without it.

Charles called it a place that has a real sense of togetherness. At the age of 12, he moved to Mount Juliet.

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Sculptor Carolyn Boutwell’s Community is about Connecting and Collaborations

Carolyn Boutwell, 57, has been an artist her whole life. It was something that always came naturally to her.

“When I was growing up and heard about other kids taking art lessons, I was like, ‘What’s that? Why do people have to take art lessons?’”

Carolyn was born in North Carolina. When she was six years old, her father moved the family up to New Hampshire where she grew up.

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The Story Continues with Thamarius Head

It’s been over a year since we last talked to Thamarius (You can read his last story here.)

Since then, he’s graduated and received an MBA degree from Western Governors University, a university sponsored by the State of Tennessee, and gotten started as an entrepreneur.

“It was a great initiative by Governor Haslam to bring something like that to Tennessee,” he said. “It’s given a lot of people in my own family a chance at school. It gave me an opportunity to an alternative to the traditional route.”

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Adrien Saporiti Believes in Nashville and a Better Community for Everyone

 Graphic designer, entrepreneur, and artist, Adrien Saporiti, 28, was born and raised in Nashville.

Growing up on the west side of town, he was always around the music industry and the arts. His mother was an artist and his father, now retired, was a record label executive at Warner Music Nashville from the 1970s until the 1990s.

“The city has certainly changed over time. When I was a kid, it seemed boring,” he said. “As a kid, you don’t culturally appreciate what Nashville is to the rest of the world. It was cool realizing all that as I got older.”

In 2006, Adrien graduated from University School of Nashville. He took a year break before going off to study music business in Boston at Berklee College of Music. Coming back home in 2010, his perspective on his city changed.

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For Gabrielle Saliba, Dance is About Culture and a Connection

At the age of nine, Gabrielle Saliba’s mother put her in a dancing class. By 12, the Nashville area native was in love.

“My mom was like get out of my kitchen,” she said laughing. “I couldn’t help it. It was the best surface in the house.”

Gabrielle, 40, said apart from family, dance is the longest relationships she’s had in her life.