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Her career began 30 years ago as a fashion model represented by both Ford and Elite agencies. Some of her acting credits include principle roles in major motion pictures (Summer Catch) and daytime dramas (All My Children). She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and is TAG certified. She is a dynamic force in entertainment and production using her well honed skills to create first class presentations and shows for her clients. In addition, Ms. Layne has served as spokesperson for numerous corporations and appeared in dozens of national advertising campaigns.
Ms. Layne established Catwalk Productions in 1990, a full service event management company. Driven by the axiom that the fusion of glamour, theater, rhythms and ambiance will engage, entertain and inform any audience. That philosophy and approach is clearly evident in every Catwalk Productions event. Delivering unsurpassed value to their clients. Ms. Layne continues to run the company and expand the company’s list of both National and International clients.
In addition, Ms. Layne is very active in her community, volunteering with numerous organizations. In 2007 she accepted the position as Executive Director of The Chelko Foundation whose mission is “to end gender bias and violence against women and girls”. Under her leadership, the Foundation has grown its programs and established numerous strategic partnerships with other service organizations. She was also instrumental in creating “Bodies as A Work of Art”, an annual fundraiser featuring a live exhibition and juried competition of fine art bodypainting. The event has gained international recognition and evolved into “Living Art America”, recently sanctioned as the new North American Bodypainting Championships.
He was a presenting sponsor and co chair of the Warrick Dunn Foundation’s annual fund raiser, “Wash and Wear” show in 2005.
Provided sponsorship for the American Cancer Society’s Cattle Baron’s Ball in 2006.
Last year he served on AidAtlanta’s catalyst Committee helping to draft a new long range plan for the organization as well as co-chairing Urban Chic for the past 3 years, one of Atlanta’s foremost events to raise funds for AidAtlanta and awareness of HIV-AIDS.
He currently serves as an assistant Scoutmaster to Boy Scout Troop 467 sponsored by the Peachtree Road Methodist Church in Buckhead. He enjoys spending time with the scouts in the outdoors, teaching wilderness skills and fostering self reliance and leadership.
He is a lifetime director of the Eli and Evelyn Socoloff Fund and serves on the Chelko Foundation Board.
Employed with Emory University since March of 2012, he is an Administrative Manager who maintains a schedule filled office management, budgets, training, and supervising an incredible support and research staff who aid the Faculty of Emory University.
Mr. Malm is an avid traveler and looks forward to any form of adventure that comes his way. Whether it is skiing in Switzerland, walking to Mexico, or exploring the Southwest on his own; Adam is up for the challenge.
As an active board member of the Chelko Foundation, Adam strives to use his first hand knowledge of the art industry and successful charity pairings to continue Paul Chelko’s dream of creating a better life and understanding of woman, both locally and globally.
His additional chartable work includes Human Rights Campaign, Project Open Hand, AID Atlanta, For the Kid in all of us and Emory Heart Walk. He currently lives in Atlanta with his partner, Zachary Gruczkowski.
Sara’s energy, fashion savvy, professionalism and unstoppable smile are radiant. She has developed a fiercely loyal clientele and a professional reputation unmatched in her field.
Through the years, her hard work and creativity has led numerous successful fundraisers in Atlanta and surrounding communities. Some of credits include fashion presentations for GCAPP, Hope Atlanta, the Grammy Foundation, PALs, The Atlanta Ballet and the third annual Teal To Heal.
Sara’s wealth of experience in merchandising, marketing and event planning bring a dynamic energy to Bodies as a Work of Art this year and to The Chelko Foundation.
Ms. Martin, also a former model, has appeared many times in various publications and on national television. Her media credits as a cosmetic surgery consultant include awards for her press kit from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and the Silver Flame award for on-going media relations in print and broadcast coverage. She has been a contributor or interviewee in the New York Times, Glamour, Atlanta Magazine, Sports & Fitness, Jezebel, and other publications, and has appeared on ABC Prime Time Live, CNN, FOX national and local programs, Discovery, Entertainment Tonight, Good Day Atlanta, and many others.
Her charitable work includes AID Atlanta, Atlanta Human Society, Hopeful Hearts Animal Rescue, Child Kind, and Habitat for Humanity. As an animal lover, she has had rescued dogs as pets and works with the pets of friends and neighbors. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, Art Harris.
He has spent three decades as an investigative journalist, covering high-profile trials, politics, and terrorism, including a stint as an embedded war correspondent for CNN in the Iraq invasion, filing dispatches with the 2nd Marines light armored recon unit in Nasirya. He frequently appears on HLN shows like Nancy Grace and Jane Velez-Mitchell.
As CEO, of Busystreet Productions LLC/Art Harris Media, he develops news, entertainment, and lifestyle projects and products, does confidential media projects and training, and provides crisis consulting for high-end clients.
Television is his current medium, but his heart belongs to writing. Starting at newspapers in Atlanta, he’s written for The Washington Post, People, GQ, Esquire, Rolling Stone, The San Francisco Examiner, MORE, Reader’s Digest, Penthouse, and others. He was Atlanta Bureau Chief and a Pulitzer-nominated feature writer at The Washington Post. His numerous awards include eleven National Headliner Awards for outstanding feature writing and investigative reporting. When not on schedule with a story, he teaches investigative writing at Oglethorpe University. He’s also been a featured speaker at the FBI Academy, the U.S. Army War College, Duke University Law School, the UGA Henry Grady School of Journalism, and elsewhere.
Mr. Harris is a former Public Navy Affairs Officer for Commander, Sixth Fleet, a Duke graduate, and former Washington Post-Duke Fellow. He also graduated from The Defense Information School and attended The Harvard Business School. He lives in Atlanta with his wife, Carol Martin.