Imagine That! and Future Tech founder Kelly Williams has always loved science and art—up until her children were toddlers, she had spent her life building a career as an environmental engineer working for the EPA. But when she began volunteering as a leader of art and science programs at her local church and school, she unexpectedly discovered that she loved teaching children even more. Since 1995, Imagine That! and Future Tech learning centers have fostered a passion for science and technology in students aged 3 through 14. Alongside hands-on, age-appropriate instruction in the basics of physics, chemistry, and simple machines, the kids learn to work futuristic wonders such as building and programming robots to navigate obstacle courses and follow instructions. Science camps and workshops at locations all over the Atlanta metropolitan area give children a firm foundation in the sciences and prepare them for tomorrow’s world of ever-more-advanced computers and automatic doors.
Chef Lee Linton has sliced, diced, and sizzled up countless gourmet dishes for more than 30 years. He combines this hefty culinary experience with his passion for nutrition to craft 1,200- and 1,800-calorie meal plans designed to help health-conscious eaters like himself stay in tiptop shape without sacrificing taste or quality. Linton only uses fresh ingredients, shying away from the frozen, dehydrated, or astronaut-friendly ones often used in other premade meals. The menu, which is approved by an on-staff dietitian, rotates regularly, and meets the guidelines set by the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, the American Dietetic Association, and the American Cancer Society. After Chef Linton and his team prepare the dishes within a USDA-approved kitchen, they’ll ship the meals directly to clients’ homes or prep them for pickup at one of Fresh ‘n Fit’s 37 locations.
Mike Moreland's portfolio bursts apart at the seams with the work of 27 years in architecture, fashion, and advertising photography. His three-hour workshops, typically lead by two–four expert shutterbugs, teach neophytes and hobbyists the tricks and tools to snap professional-grade shots. After 45 minutes of instruction, students spend just over two hours honing their burgeoning skills, capturing images on their own DSLRs or with a chisel and stone tablet. Guests walk out of the sessions knowing how to manipulate light sensors, how to adjust shutter speeds with a special emphasis on nature photography, and the basics of studio lighting, wedding portraiture, and shooting in urban settings. Read the FAQ to learn more.
Quality Self Storage specializes in U-Haul truck rental and self storage, but owner Mark Shirey strives to meet all of his customers’ do-it-yourself-moving needs with a broad range of products and services, such as propane-tank refilling and hitch installation. At the Roswell and Cumming facilities, climate-controlled storage units line five-foot-wide aisles and feature extra-wide doors for easy loading and unloading of large items, such as bed frames or mastodon fossils. A 24-hour surveillance system guards stored items, and digital-key-code access bars unauthorized entry. Since its founding in 1994, Quality has become one of the largest U-Haul authorized dealers in the country.
The flashbulbs inside Moments in Time Photography’s studio spark to capture the moments in time that photographer Margaret A. Lemke creatively orchestrates. Amid her studio’s professional lights and backdrops, she snaps photos of everything from group portraits to boudoir photo shoots. She also brings her gear to various area locations to capture high-school-senior portraits, engagement photo shoots, or to teach her camera how to climb a tree.