Ballantyne Magazine

WINTER 2015

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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faces | BALLANTYNE JODY PINO Birthplace: Sharon, Conn., raised in the Adirondack Mountains in New York. Job: Entrepreneur, founder of Facebook group "Ballantyne Connection." What do you like most about your job? I love meeting new people, making connections and helping individuals and businesses fnd resources that they need. What's your guilty pleasure? Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino with peppermint. Do you live in Ballantyne? Yes. I love it here! What is your favorite outdoor activity? Walking or biking the local greenways. Describe your dream vacation. Traveling in an RV and visiting all of the really cool landmarks throughout the U.S. What would your theme song be for walking into a room? "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys. What is your favorite news source? The Internet. I can catch up while on the go. I would be rather caught dead than wear a _____. Bikini. What charitable organizations are you involved with? I am involved in many fundraising events for my children's schools and sports teams. I also volunteer my time as a catechist at St. Matthew (Catholic) Church. I believe that when our children are engaged in activities they have less time to get into trouble. What is your biggest pet peeve? Drivers. Get out of the left lane and use your blinker! What is a hidden gem in Ballantyne? The walking trails and fshing ponds in Ballantyne Corporate Park. Share something that someone would never guess about you. I am obsessed with owning a red Volkswagen bus. It is my mission to own one someday! BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE 31 WINTER 2015-2016

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