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UHNA Leadership

Heather Sheets
President

Heather has been involved with the UHNA since 2016, most recently as the Communications Chair. She lives with her husband Ryan, their two daughters Hannah and Brooke and their yellow lab Barkley on Springer St. They moved to Atlanta in 2009 and have lived in UH since 2011.

Heather received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language/Literature and Marketing from The George Washington University and works in Marketing with Cricket Wireless, an AT&T subsidiary. In her spare time you can find her at a coffee shop, walking in the neighborhood or grilling out at home with family and friends.

What I love about UH: The History, architecture, our park, our diversity, walkability and being in-town.

Bryan “Beau” Grant
Vice President

Beau moved into Underwood Hills in 1999 and bought his home back in 2002. He is a sixth generation native Atlantan, but has lived in Augusta GA, New Orleans LA , Park City UT , St. Martin NA, and Strasbourg France. In a prior life, he was a systems engineer deploying outsourced data center installation for clients. He has been actively in the Commercial Real Estate industry since 2001. He is very interested in Animal Welfare issues, and founded a Facebook fan page, SE Pet Rescue Railroad (@SEPRR) to help pet rescues coordinate with each other to pull homeless pets from shelters in fostering or adoptions. He also has done some work in commercial PV solar installations, political consulting, and was even a professor for a few years at a local college. In his spare time, he likes hitting the gym at the Y, riding his motorcycle, and occasionally traveling wherever.

Mark Kirby
Secretary

Mark is serving his second year as Secretary of UHNA.  He and his wife Ann moved to their home on Seaboard Avenue in July 2015, having been residents of Cobb County for 30 years.  Mark is originally from Selma, Alabama and is an Auburn University graduate.  He is Vice President of Operations for Oxford Industries, parent company of several fashion brands such as Tommy Bahama and Lilly Pulitzer.  Don’t be surprised to see him around the neighborhood reclaiming downed limbs for firewood or walking Dixie, their little Cavalier Spaniel.

Michael Arndt
Treasurer

Michael lives with his wife Taylor, his daughter Railey, and his goat-like dog, Ruby Tuesday, on Woodland Hills. The family moved to the neighborhood in 2016.

Michael followed his older siblings to the University of Georgia for his bachelor’s degree and has graduate degrees in history and law from Georgia State University. He looks forward to serving as treasurer and encourages neighbors to contact him with any questions or concerns.

Ben Hudgins
Land Use & Planning

An area native and City of Atlanta resident for nearly 20 years, Ben has developed a true appreciation for urban living. He lives on Seaboard Avenue with his wife, Kristen, and their two sons, Miles and Henry. Having welcomed two children since moving to Underwood Hills in 2013, the Hudgins are contributing members of the Seaboard Ave kid zone.

Ben earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master of Architecture degree from Georgia Tech. He is a principal of Brock Hudgins Architects, where he specializes in urban design and mixed-used developments. His extensive knowledge of the City of Atlanta zoning regulations and processes has resulted in dozens of successful projects in town, while helping him better serve and protect the Underwood Hills community.

Kristin Olson
Communications & Sponsorship

Kristin has been involved with the UHNA since 2012, most recently serving as President from 2014-2016. She lives with her husband Matt, daughters Greer and Laine, and adopted golden retriever Max on Volberg Street. They moved to UH in 2009 and love the neighborhood and especially their neighbors, who can often be found playing in troves at the dead end of Volberg.

Kristin graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors degree in Management and a Masters degree in Finance. She has lived in Atlanta since 2005 and works for Wood Partners. She is actively involved with the Urban Land Institute, serves on the Board of Directors for Kate’s Club and Mustard Seeds PMO, and is a member of Atlanta Westside Presbyterian Church. She is also on the Planning Committee and previously served as Treasurer and on the APS Redistricting Committee for UHNA.

Michael McLaughlin
Traffic & Safety

Adam Karcz
Elections

Linley Branham
Beautification

Linley has lived on Springer Street with her fiance and two roommates since 2015. They have all enjoyed the friendly and convenient neighborhood.

Having grown up in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood, Linley is proud to be from Atlanta. She received a B.A. in Journalism from Georgia State University. During the first five years of her professional life, she gained extensive experience as an international and community based nonprofit professional. Linley decided to leave the nonprofit sector to pursue a career in Marketing. She is currently the Marketing Manager in Atlanta for Constellation Energy and manages a word-of-mouth marketing program throughout the city. The program focuses on building a better community by supporting local businesses, community gardens, neighborhood parks, and farmers markets.

Ivy Holliman Way
Membership

Ivy is a fourth-generation Atlantan, and remembers when Interstate 75 was only two-lanes wide on each side. She and her family have been thrilled to call Underwood Hills home since 2012.  She holds a PhD in History from the University of Georgia, and has written about urban renewal and the transformation of downtown Atlanta since the Second World War.  She currently tortures undergraduates at Kennesaw State University.

Chris Lecraw
Social/Welcome

Macayla Peterson
Play Group

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