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Steven Lindsay moved to Atlanta in 2013 with his wife (Christine) and three boys (Dante, Nelson and Amadeus) after five years in London, exploring Europe and losing his suntan. Prior to that he lived in Melbourne, Australia, where he worked as a professional musician and educator. Steve became involved with UHNA after having certified his yard as a Wildlife Habitat and helping out at community workdays. His current project (outside of UHNA) is continuing to develop the family’s 1/3-acre slope into a Peripatetic Permaculture Paradise, which is now producing strawberries, blackberries, muscadine, peach, nectarine, pear, apple and paw paw!
Beau Grant 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; New Orleans; 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. Beau 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 has also 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, Beau likes hitting the gym at the YMCA, riding his motorcycle and occasionally traveling wherever.
Steve Whitlock has lived in Underwood Hills for over 20 years. He lives on Harper Street with his wife Debbie, three kids (Charlie, Pete and Abby), two dogs and a cat. Steve earned Bachelor of Industrial Engineering and Masters of Science in Operations Research degrees from Georgia Tech. He currently works for S3RUS providing crew planning optimization software for the airline industry. Steve enjoys bowling and following Tech sports and the Braves. You might see him out at night walking his dog Oscar on Ridgeway and Springer.
Originally from Rhode Island, moved to Underwood Hills in 2015. She’s worked in residential real estate for close to 20 years and is currently serving as the VP of Operations and Finance with Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty. She enjoys being active and can often be seen running or walking around the neighborhood.
Rita Neely has lived in Atlanta since 2006 and moved to Underwood Hills in 2016. She loves visiting the park with her husband and two children. Rita works as a project engineer for a utility in Cobb County and enjoys playing tennis on the weekends. In addition to UHNA, Rita volunteers with the E Rivers PTA, Georgia Association of Water Professionals, and American Water Works Association.
An area native and City of Atlanta resident for nearly 20 years, Ben Hudgins has developed a true appreciation for urban living. He lives on Mantissa Street 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 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.
Eva Nason was born in 1940 of a North Georgia farmer mom and an Ohio traveling-man dad who came to Atlanta to teach a WPA class. She has mostly lived at 1743 and 1747 Harper St., homes her mom and her mom’s mom bought in 1945, with large side lots to farm, dirt streets and no sewer. For grades 1–7, Eva walked to E.P. Howell Elementary (where Kroger is now), then attended O’Keefe High and took a B.A. at Emory in languages, wanting to travel. Lots of jobs and three years of teaching allowed her to live in Germany, Ireland, Denver, NH and NY, with month-long travels over the U.S. and Canada camping in a VW Vanagon. At 36, she married an Albuquerque man she met while working at Emory, and they raised a daughter and son at renovated 1743 Harper, with the children attending E. Rivers and N. Atlanta High to go on to U. of Chicago and Indiana U. With the working-class residential area along Defoor and Bellemeade in steep decline thru the 1960s and early 1970s, Eva argued against re-zoning property along her mom’s back line for industrial use. That began well more than a decade of constant non-residential zoning applications she would oppose. Soon after the first re-zoning case, she gathered seven neighbors on the large front porch at 1743 Harper, and they established a neighborhood organization for the area they somewhat later named Underwood Hills. Many of the zoning cases Eva argued were for properties along Bellemeade, until finally Berkeley Park established its own organization and broke away from Underwood Hills. In these later years, with her husband now deceased, Eva has concentrated on maintaining her property as best she can, continuing UH involvement and working on an “intellectual” endeavor still underway. It is her hope that eventually her property will contribute to Atlanta’s green space rather than to its now very expensive housing stock, but if not not green space, then at least to truly affordable housing with lots of valued trees and greenery.
Eugen Gassmann has moved to Underwood Hills from Germany in 2013. He and his wife Anna truly love this neighborhood and enjoy the sense of community.
"Over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal, and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration, to work together." Queen Elizabeth II
Jamie Hargather and his wife (Molly) moved to Underwood Hills in 2009. They live on Volberg Street with their four kids (Hammond, Delle, Luke and Mills). He is a Partner at Wilson, Hull & Neal Real Estate. His extensive knowledge of the commercial real estate market in the city and specifically in the Westside allow him to serve the Underwood Hills Community.
Melissa Blair has lived in Underwood Hills for eight years with her husband, Jeremy, and now three kids (Harris, Charlie and Watson). Melissa got her “Big D” in Mathematics from Georgia State way back in 2003. In a previous life, Melissa taught Algebra I and AP Calculus and then worked as the Office Manager at J. Christopher’s for 10 years. She loves all things Indie Music related, camping with her family, volunteering at E. Rivers and taking exercise classes at the Y.
Jeremy Blair has lived in Underwood Hills for eight years with his wife, Melissa, and now three children (Harris, Charlie, and Watson). He is originally from the South End in Boston, where he walked, biked and used public transportation to get everywhere. For his first five years in Atlanta, he similarly did not own a car. This drives his primary interest on the Traffic Committee, which is equitable and safe transportation for all: walkers, bikers, public transportation and personal vehicles. Jeremy is an entrepreneur in medtech product development. He currently serves as VP of R&D for DJO Foot and Ankle. Prior to DJO, he served as CTO at MedShape until its acquisition by DJO in 2021. Jeremy also serves on the Board of Directors of Pressio Spine. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Emory and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech. Jeremy enjoys travel, camping with his family, playing drums and all things Boston sports.
Kristen Hassel, Molly Hargather
Chris LeCraw has lived in Underwood Hills since 2012 with stints on both Springer St & Harper St. He is an Atlanta native tracing all the way back to his great-grandfather, Roy LeCraw, who was elected Mayor of Atlanta in 1941. Chris currently works as Director of Product Management for Booster, the leader in the K-12 school fundraising space. Chris and his wife Emily have two rambunctious young kids and they can often be found at the playground, on a porch or in a front yard at various homes throughout Underwood Hills.