Cary Magazine June July 2015

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Acing the audition to be among the Cary Magazine Movers & Shakers for 2015 are: front row, from left, B.J. Lambdin, Daniel Whittaker, Paige Dick, Zankhna Parekh, Barry Richburg, Michelle Smith and Shawn Chase. In the back row are, from left, Dr. Allan Acton, Kenneth Combs, Joshua Mauney, Christopher Saleh, Trey Bailey and Karla Nantz.

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ADVICE: “It’s important for young leaders to

GUIDING PHILOSOPHY: “Watching how my parents worked and provided for our family, I know how to be successful: Follow your goal and complete your plan. My mom always told me to treat people the way you want to be treated, and that I could be anything I put my mind to.”

get out from behind the résumé, computer, Facebook or iPhone and be involved in the community and world around you.”

FUN FACT: “I’m a huge NASCAR fan. Each

year we have a giant Daytona 500 party, complete with Dale Earnhardt cardboard cutout. My favorite NASCAR memory is driving real NASCAR by myself at 140 mph.” 48


CHRISTINA KODESH POSITION: Chapter coordinator for Loved

Twice Raleigh-Durham, one of the most successful chapters of the national nonprofit serving newborns with re-used clothing for the first year of life; organizer of clothing drives and sorting events; developer of seasonal sorting system

FAVORITE ACCOMPLISHMENT: “I am most proud of turning an idea I read about in a magazine into a reality here in North Carolina. Since my first collection of clothing in 2011, I have donated 455 boxes, more than 5,000 pounds of clothing, to local mothers and babies in need. At times it has been overwhelming, but I always keep in mind my purpose, of helping others.” MOTIVATION: “My children motivate me

every day. I want them to grow up realizing that little actions can make large differences.” BIGGEST CHALLENGE: “Finding a source