Courtney Ware Courtney D. Ware was raised and currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She followed her dreams of becoming a poet to Agnes Scott College, where she studied English Literature and Creative Writing. Since then, she has had the opportunity to flex her writing and editing muscles while working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, WebMD, and The Home Depot.  In the midst of earning an M.F.A. in Writing from SCAD, Courtney co-founded a digital marketing firm better known as Ball-n- Co. LLC. By day, she's a health communication specialist writing travelers’ health communication materials published by CDC's Division Migration and Global Quarantine. By night, she and her business co-partner continue to build their client base and host culturally significant art and music events––like the main event, ARTiculate ATL, approaching its fifth year––around the city. With whatever time is left, Courtney contributes to various songwriting collaborations,furthering her original dream of being a poet. And because there is always time for fun, she spends these moments reading, traveling the world, serving at church, and concert hopping.

Courtney Ware

Courtney D. Ware was raised and currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She followed her dreams of becoming a poet to Agnes Scott College, where she studied English Literature and Creative Writing. Since then, she has had the opportunity to flex her writing and editing muscles while working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, WebMD, and The Home Depot. 

In the midst of earning an M.F.A. in Writing from SCAD, Courtney co-founded a digital marketing firm better known as Ball-n- Co. LLC. By day, she's a health communication specialist writing travelers’ health communication materials published by CDC's Division Migration and Global Quarantine. By night, she and her business co-partner continue to build their client base and host culturally significant art and music events––like the main event, ARTiculate ATL, approaching its fifth year––around the city.

With whatever time is left, Courtney contributes to various songwriting collaborations,furthering her original dream of being a poet. And because there is always time for fun, she spends these moments reading, traveling the world, serving at church, and concert hopping.

 
 
Brandon Ball Brandon Ball is a multi-talented creative with a passion to edify and uplift the community through his dedication to art, culture, sustainability, and mentoring. To combine this passion and improve his business acumen, Brandon completed a MA in Design Leadership from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a MBA from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Brandon is currently an Experience Strategist with KPMG Digital where he provides creative problem solving and innovation strategy to Fortune 500 clients. Prior to this role, Brandon worked as a Design Strategist at Marriott International where he led and collaborated on customer experience and human-centered design projects. Before making a pivot in his career, Brandon worked for General Electric in various operations and supply chain roles. He also co-founded Ball-n-Co. LLC, a freelance branding, editorial, and experience design firm. As a music enthusiast, he is a DJ that curates sounds for an array of events and clients. Brandon holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (AGGIE PRIDE) and sits on the department’s External Advisory Board. The Atlanta, GA native enjoys traveling to new places, reading, and experiencing new cultures.

Brandon Ball

Brandon Ball is a multi-talented creative with a passion to edify and uplift the community through his dedication to art, culture, sustainability, and mentoring. To combine this passion and improve his business acumen, Brandon completed a MA in Design Leadership from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a MBA from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Brandon is currently an Experience Strategist with KPMG Digital where he provides creative problem solving and innovation strategy to Fortune 500 clients. Prior to this role, Brandon worked as a Design Strategist at Marriott International where he led and collaborated on customer experience and human-centered design projects.

Before making a pivot in his career, Brandon worked for General Electric in various operations and supply chain roles. He also co-founded Ball-n-Co. LLC, a freelance branding, editorial, and experience design firm. As a music enthusiast, he is a DJ that curates sounds for an array of events and clients.

Brandon holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (AGGIE PRIDE) and sits on the department’s External Advisory Board. The Atlanta, GA native enjoys traveling to new places, reading, and experiencing new cultures.

 
 
 
 
George Galbreath George Galbreath received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Howard University in 2000.  He received a Fellowship from the University of Missouri-Columbia where he completed his M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction in 2002. Throughout his fourteen years of classroom teaching, including ten years with the Fulton County School District in Atlanta, Georgia, he has maintained a career as a working artist, completing murals, providing graphic design services, but most often creating fine art with his bold use of paint color. His work has recently been featured at Eclectic Harmony I & II Art Exhibits at Holder Photography Studio & Gallery, ARTiculate Atlanta’s artist exhibition, Art Institute of Atlanta’s Educators Exhibit, and BOWS ArtSS Bash. He was awarded Best in Show at the 2015 Georgia Art Educators Association (GAEA) exhibit and received Honorable Mention at GAEA's 2016 exhibit. George was selected as a 2016 regional semi-finalist in Bombay Sapphire's Artisan Series. He is also the co-founder of non-profit UAE Youth Artist Program and Urban Art Expression; and co-curator of ARTiculate ATL in Atlanta, GA.

George Galbreath

George Galbreath received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Howard University in 2000.  He received a Fellowship from the University of Missouri-Columbia where he completed his M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction in 2002.

Throughout his fourteen years of classroom teaching, including ten years with the Fulton County School District in Atlanta, Georgia, he has maintained a career as a working artist, completing murals, providing graphic design services, but most often creating fine art with his bold use of paint color.

His work has recently been featured at Eclectic Harmony I & II Art Exhibits at Holder Photography Studio & Gallery, ARTiculate Atlanta’s artist exhibition, Art Institute of Atlanta’s Educators Exhibit, and BOWS ArtSS Bash. He was awarded Best in Show at the 2015 Georgia Art Educators Association (GAEA) exhibit and received Honorable Mention at GAEA's 2016 exhibit. George was selected as a 2016 regional semi-finalist in Bombay Sapphire's Artisan Series. He is also the co-founder of non-profit UAE Youth Artist Program and Urban Art Expression; and co-curator of ARTiculate ATL in Atlanta, GA.

Esohe Galbreath Esohe Galbreath serves as the Chief Executive Consultant of Sohé Solutions. Established in 2012, Sohé Solutions’ mission is to support growing small businesses through affordable consultation while allowing business stakeholders to focus on their core competencies. Esohe completed her collegiate studies in Electrical Engineering at the University of Kentucky. In 2004, she began her career at UPS and held management roles in Distribution Solutions, Implementations, Operations, Engineering, and Transportation Solutions, and in her free time assisted small businesses with planning, financial documentation, and tax preparation. In 2012, Esohe merged her corporate experience with her small business consultation experience to form Sohé Solutions – Boutique Small Business Consulting. In early 2015, Esohe decided to dedicate 100% of her time to her entrepreneurial endeavors. Through consulting clients, Esohe discovered a love and passion for working with creatives, artists, and visionaries and was inspired to co-found Urban Art Expression – a company dedicated to encouraging individual art expression and building the individual art experience; ARTiculate ATL – an annual art social featuring 30+ artists with 1,000 art enthusiast attendees; and UAE Youth Artists Program – a 501c3 non-profit bridging the exposure gap of some of Atlanta’s most visually talented youth. As Esohe continues to immerse herself in Atlanta’s rising artist economy, she is a member of the Castleberry Hill Neighborhood Association and finds inspiration living in the historic district with her husband George. She serves as treasurer on the Board of Directors for Village of Wisdom, a non-profit protecting the intellectual curiosity and self-image of Black children from the harmful effects of systemic racial bias. Esohe is a New Leaders Council (NLC) 2016 Fellow and currently serves as Finance Chair for NLC Atlanta. Esohe and George are members of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church. 

Esohe Galbreath

Esohe Galbreath serves as the Chief Executive Consultant of Sohé Solutions. Established in 2012, Sohé Solutions’ mission is to support growing small businesses through affordable consultation while allowing business stakeholders to focus on their core competencies.

Esohe completed her collegiate studies in Electrical Engineering at the University of Kentucky. In 2004, she began her career at UPS and held management roles in Distribution Solutions, Implementations, Operations, Engineering, and Transportation Solutions, and in her free time assisted small businesses with planning, financial documentation, and tax preparation. In 2012, Esohe merged her corporate experience with her small business consultation experience to form Sohé Solutions – Boutique Small Business Consulting.

In early 2015, Esohe decided to dedicate 100% of her time to her entrepreneurial endeavors. Through consulting clients, Esohe discovered a love and passion for working with creatives, artists, and visionaries and was inspired to co-found Urban Art Expression – a company dedicated to encouraging individual art expression and building the individual art experience; ARTiculate ATL – an annual art social featuring 30+ artists with 1,000 art enthusiast attendees; and UAE Youth Artists Program – a 501c3 non-profit bridging the exposure gap of some of Atlanta’s most visually talented youth.

As Esohe continues to immerse herself in Atlanta’s rising artist economy, she is a member of the Castleberry Hill Neighborhood Association and finds inspiration living in the historic district with her husband George. She serves as treasurer on the Board of Directors for Village of Wisdom, a non-profit protecting the intellectual curiosity and self-image of Black children from the harmful effects of systemic racial bias. Esohe is a New Leaders Council (NLC) 2016 Fellow and currently serves as Finance Chair for NLC Atlanta. Esohe and George are members of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church.