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Emerging Elite 2018

By JEZEBEL | October 12, 2018 | Articles

Jessica Carruth
Founder/Owner/Holistic Health Coach
Company Carruth Wellness

"I believe in progress over perfection."

Jessica Carruth takes a holistic approach to help individuals and organizations meet their highest potential. She is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who specializes in innovative coaching methods, lifestyle management techniques, and is trained in 100+ unique dietary theories. She received her training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she learned from top health and wellness experts including Deepak Chopra, Gabrielle Bernstein, Christine Hassler, and David Wolfe. Drawing on her expertise, she co-creates personalized action plans to help clients meet their wellness goals and move toward their ideal vision of health within their own unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and resources.

In addition to individual coaching, Jessica also partners with businesses throughout Atlanta to lead group wellness programs. Most recently, she led a 21-day Wellness Challenge for Dragon Army, a purpose-driven innovation and technology company, where she helped employees feel happier, healthier, and more energized. No matter where you are on your health journey, Jessica has the plan for you.

Tumeko Allen
Compay Body By Showtime Boutique, LLC & Body By Showtime Gym, LLC
Address 3720 Gin Way, Snellville, GA. 30039
Phone 678-492-3079
Web &

"Follow @bodybyshowtime to get the hottest news and updates on the online boutique and fitness facility!"

Tumeko Allen, AKA Body By Showtime, is one of Atlanta's hottest female trainers. She established herself in the fitness industry by competing in bikini bodybuilding competitions after a deep depression of being overweight. Tumeko's passion for fitness and designing her own fitness clothing line is becoming a reality as her new online fitness boutique is set to launch in September and her fitness facility is set to open in late December. After many years of competing and winning all of her shows, her fiancĂ©, Neil Brown, named her Showtime. She has gained so much popularity on numerous social media platforms as @Bodybyshowtime and is now well on her way to helping women and men across the globe with their health and fitness needs. Tumeko's focus is simply living a healthy lifestyle through health and fitness. Her ultimate focus is to help others gain the knowledge that’s needed to maintain a healthy life style. Body By Showtime's boutiques currently caters to women of all sizes. Men, she's got you to! Men’s attire, health and fitness tips will also be available to men of all sizes. She has a lot in store for everyone to be apart of, including upcoming group classes, FREE WORKOUTS, bootcamps, traveling bootcamps, one on one training, pilates, yoga and so much more!

Gabrielle D’Auria
Health Coach/Actress/Philanthropist/Founder of WellScene ATL
Company WellScene ATL
Phone 678-951-5514

"The biggest blessings can come out of your biggest nightmare."

Like most 20 somethings, Gabrielle was living her best life. Traveling, filming movies and meeting her now husband. Life had played out exactly how she wanted it to, until it came to a screeching halt. After being diagnosed with multiple health issues, including Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, her passion in life changed. She went to Emory University and gained her Health Coaching Certification and began private coaching. After working with women for awhile, the need arose to educate and empower women on a larger scale. This is when she founded WellScene ATL, a community to connect the wellness industry in Atlanta.

Her first event, WellScene ATL 2018, will be a women’s wellness conference in November at Upstairs Atlanta. You can expect a mind, body and spirit experience for women actively pursing their best lives, naturally. The event will be a day of wellness discussing everything from gut health to stress management.

"So often, as women we put ourselves last. For me, I got a wake up call to start taking care of myself mentally and physically. My goal is to educate and empower women to let them know they can do it all, but they have to start by taking care of themselves."

Mahogany Taylor
Designer, Contractor & Entrepreneur
Company Mahogany: Construction & Design
Instagram got_mahogany
Facebook got_mahogany
Phone 404.418.7181

"If you want it done hire a man. If you want it done right hire a woman."

A woman in the male dominated world of construction is rare enough, but a predominantly female construction crew––that’s damn near unique and exactly what Mahogany Taylor envisioned. Twenty years later, she’s still celebrating her successes.

Don’t second guess this female dream team. Mahogany is clear on what women bring to the construction game––an eye for those all-important details. If a client wants a TV in the shower to watch the big game, or a custom purse and shoe closet, Mahogany and her team will make it happen. It’s that kind of dedication that allows them to exceed expectations and what makes this Atlanta based construction and design crew so remarkable.

In addition to technical knowledge, Mahogany brings a lifetime of experience to the firm she founded. “I’m a third-generation builder, it’s in my DNA,” she sates. She followed her uncles around like a puppy and learned to do everything they did. When Mahogany was just seven-years-old she got her first tool belt.

What does Mahogany’s female crew specialize in? Upscale bachelor pads and glammed up bachelorette pads. The team is Atlanta’s elite and distinguished know-who to-call when you’re ready to upgrade your abode. According to Mahogany, “the key to a great bachelor pad is to embody the aesthetic of masculine design with a woman’s touch! My female client's want the three Fs: fierce, fabulous and functional.”

Nishi Donovan
Principal Designer, Owner
Company NISHI design + studio

"The dimensions of design are infinite. I live for every layer."

Award-winning designer, Nishi Donovan, is a breath of fresh air in the Atlanta design market. Nishi is a firm believer that character emanates from unpredictable interiors. She brings passion, bold ideas and impeccable execution to each project she takes on. Nishi's commercial experience includes retail, office space, boutique hotels and salons. She has been designing both residential and commercial properties in her hometown of Atlanta for ten years as well as out of state projects in Chicago, NYC, Tampa, Austin and Dallas, and has recently added the newly redesigned San Antonio Riverwalk Plaza Hotel to her portfolio.

Her experience with design isn't just limited to designing bespoke interiors; she has also excelled in curating her online retail boutique, Nishi isn't a designer who will "play it safe." Each project is vastly unique, and she never implements the same design twice. Nishi aims to deliver functional yet, vibrantly stunning spaces, which will surprise and delight anyone who experiences them.

Venus Austin
Founder, Creator, Owner
Company BLANK Wardrobe and Pinkklipstick
Web |

"Style is more than pretty clothes and accessories. It’s who you are without having to say a word. Leverage it."

Venus Austin serves as the founder and creator of Pinkklipstick, a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog, and BLANK Wardrobe, an online boutique that specializes in edgy and contemporary basics for women. With her passion for living life unapologetically, the Detroit native holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Michigan and moved to Atlanta to explore her interests in fashion and beauty. Venus maintained Pinkklipstick––working with household beauty and fashion brands, such as e.l.f., Pixi by Petra, Neutrogena, Maybelline, Vera Bradley and Nordstrom––while creating BLANK Wardrobe. Currently, Pinkklipstick serves as the official blog of BLANK Wardrobe allowing Venus to remain as an influencer, while educating customers on how to leverage their style and beauty in their personal brands. Still new, BLANK Wardrobe has received positive nods and features from top fashion and beauty bloggers around the U.S. and globally. “We’ve just begun. We have big plans for both BLANK Wardrobe and Pinkklipstick. Don’t miss out. Join the movement,” says Venus.

Alexandria Murray
Creator, Owner, Photographer
Company Viva Lux Photography

"I’m always in search of beauty no matter what I shoot; bringing out the best in my subjects, bringing out their true selves."

Alexandria Murray is an Atlanta based fashion photographer specializing in editorial, street style, and digital content. She has begun to make a name for herself by bringing a uniquely editorial, high fashion approach in content creation to some of the leading digital influencers and brands Atlanta has to offer. She believes in clean and crisp images that capture elegance and movement. Her images have an overall editorial feel and every image receives the treatment as if it belonged in a magazine.

Her influences include Mario Testino, Annie Leibovitz, Richard Avedon and Arthur Elgort.

She strives to make every client feel comfortable and confident. She wants you to walk away with the experience of a fun and laid-back photo-shoot, as well as the joy in knowing you’ll have some beautiful memories to cherish for years to come. She is passionate about people and believes that being yourself is the best kind of beautiful.


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