Ashley Bynoe is an associate in the Real Estate Practice Group in the Atlanta office of Womble
Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP. Her law practice focuses on a variety of commercial finance
and real estate development transactions, including agented credit facilities, complex acquisition
and construction financings, franchise agreements, and corporate structuring. Ashley works with
clients in the hospitality industry, retail restaurant industry, student housing industry, and other
commercial real estate industries. She is licensed to practice in both Georgia and Florida. Ashley
earned her J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law and graduated from
Boston College with a B.A. in Finance and a minor in International Studies. During her
undergraduate time, Ashley studied abroad and spent time in Chile and Hong Kong.
Ashley’s professional experience includes work with Fortune 500 companies both in law and in
finance. In law school, she interned for Hard Rock Café International, Unigroup, Inc., and was a
summer intern for Justice Harold Melton of the Georgia Supreme Court. Prior to entering the
legal field, Ashley was a Senior Promotion Pricing Analyst in Revenue Management for Walt
Disney Parks and Resorts in Orlando focusing on its hotel, restaurant, and merchandise products.
Ashley is the sister of Kassidy, Sean, and Ste’fan, and the daughter of Stephen and Kimberley
Bynoe. She is a member of East Point Church where she is a youth mentor. Ashley is passionate
about her faith, family, and social justice. She enjoys cooking, baking, hiking, and NBA
Cyndi is originally from the Bay Area in Northern California but after 15 years, now considers Atlanta home. She graduated with a BA in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara but fell into design and marketing where she has focused her efforts on leading marketing and research strategies for Fortune 500 and Fintech companies. Since sitting at a desk makes her crazy, free time is spent at the gym or in the dance studio. She loves a good glass of wine, discovering new places to eat out with her husband and hiking/camping with their 3 dogs in the great outdoors.
Audra Starr, photographer
Audra is a married homeschooling mama of two, photographer, and Airbnb host. She graduated from Georgia College & State University with a Bachelor in Fine Arts with a concentration in Photography. While “temporarily retired” from Wedding photography (per homeschooling and small children), she still does Portrait + Corporate Photography and loves being able to help someone dig deep and tell their story using both visual and written elements. She has lived in different pockets of Atlanta almost all of her life, and deeply loves this rare gem of a city. These days you can find her holding a LaCroix, soaking in the outdoors and hiking with her littles, or shredding sleeves with her Crossfit friends. She loves a good whiskey, any song by The Head and The Heart, and snuggling up with a book (and every now and then gets that rare quiet moment to actually read one).
Susan Perry, staff development at Piedmont Healthcare
Susan is an Auburn University graduate from Huntsville, AL but Atlanta has been home for over 20 years. She works as a Learning and Development Specialist with Piedmont Healthcare and has volunteered those same skills with people of all ages through Buckhead Church. Over the last few years she’s focused more on helping young women, through church and Serenity’s Steps. She has spent over a decade renovating her house but she prefers filling her spare time with books, art, movies, and time with friends and family, especially if it involves lots of conversation.
Kate McGaughey, community marketing manager at CallRail
Originally from New Jersey, Kate is a transplant to the South who made her home in Atlanta after graduating from Covenant College with a B.A. in Community Development. She previously worked on staff with Serenity’s Steps in their early days, and is passionate about building holistic friendships with people in the community. Kate currently works at Atlanta-based tech startup, CallRail, as their social media and community strategist, and in her free time you can find her trying a new workout class, playing with her dog, traveling with her husband, or eating all the pasta.
Paige Farley, Board Chair (not pictured)
Kimberly Scott (not pictured)