Christy Noll | Founder/Editor
Who am I and how did I come to be Editor at AlpharettaMoms.Org (AMO)? I grew up in Columbus, GA and also lived for a long period in Pittsburgh, PA. I love my Steelers and life-long friends I made in the ‘burgh but am a Southerner at heart. I graduated from Clemson University with a BS in Management and several years later from Duquesne University with an MBA. I started my professional career at Mellon Bank as a broker in their fixed-income department. After marrying my wonderful husband, Jim, we made our way south to Atlanta in 1999. We lived in Brookhaven where James was born and I worked for McDonald Investments continuing my fixed-income sales career. I enjoyed sales at McDonald Investments and the competitive nature of the business, and especially cherished the relationships I built with clients. We moved to Alpharetta in 2004 and shortly thereafter I left the workforce to stay at home. Brendan was born a few years later and is now in 3rd grade!
My husband found my “bus stop talk” interesting and noticed how moms are always asking each other for advice, what doctors to use, where we bought our purse or clothes, where the good sales are … He suggested I start a website to make our “women talk” virtual so we can obtain important information in one place. Women make the majority of household decisions so I thought it was essential to cater to women and obtain information we would want to have at our fingertips. We are busy with the kids, grocery shopping, cooking, working and we need a place to go to where we can find information in one place and not have to go multiple websites.
I was so fortunate to have met Layne Mitchell, the Creative Director behind the website, logo and overall look of AlpharettaMoms.Org. Layne is the artist with a vision and the one who made the site so attractive. Thank you Layne for all your hard work and dedication to AMO!
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta holds a special place in my heart. Look for events to participate in as we volunteer at “The Zone” at Children’s and take fun crafts for the kids. I am a proud Children’s “Mom to Mom” Blogger and will do my best to relay important health information from Children’s.
Alpharetta is growing in leaps and bounds; it so much to offer it’s residents from that small town community feel to amazing restaurants and unique events. The Mayor and his event coordinators along with Alpharetta’s Convention and Visitors Burueau (Awesome Alpharetta) have done so much for the city and continue to drive it forward with passion and zeal. I feel fortunate to be able to help promote Alpharetta as I also believe in our community and the growing, vibrant city we have come to know.
Please visit AMO frequently. Whether you need the Fulton County lunch menu for this week, things to do with the kids, where your senior mother should live or what night your kids can eat free and more we hope you visit AMO. Please feel free to write comments or ask questions on the forum or to specific articles and contact us. We would love to hear from you – we want to ensure we are bringing you the information you want to read. Thank you!! Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org!