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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EMILY HANSON SCOFIELD Birthplace: Atlanta. Job: Executive Director, U.S. Green Building Council, North Carolina chapter. What do you like most about your job? In addition to working for the council, I am the author of "CoCo & Dean: Explorers of the World," a book to raise environmental awareness in children of all ages. I love that my jobs are advocating for something about which I am passionate -- preserving people and the planet. What's your guilty pleasure? Watching "Little House on the Prairie" with my kids. It was my favorite show growing up. Do you live in Ballantyne? We live within walking distance of Promenade on Providence, off Ballantyne Commons Parkway. What is your favorite Ballantyne- area restaurant? Pei Wei for the pad thai tofu noodles. Delicious. Describe your dream vacation. "Dream" being the operative word here. I would love to do a family trip with stops in Hawaii, the Galapagos Islands and every continent. We would visit the top three ecological treasures in each place. Anyone want to join me? What would your theme song be for walking into a room? "Roar" by Katy Perry! What is your favorite news source? To get a variety of opinions, I watch Fox News, CNN and listen to NPR. I would rather be caught dead than wear _____. Something illegally harvested. What charitable organizations are you involved with? I am on the board of trustees and volunteer at Providence United Methodist Church. I also volunteer with Charlotte Christian School and Habitat for Humanity in Charlotte. What is your biggest pet peeve? People and businesses that don't recycle. What is a hidden gem in Ballantyne? The exercise circuit in Ballantyne Corporate Park. Share something that someone would never guess about you. Four years ago a copperhead bit me in my backyard. The unforgettable episode serves as a reminder to respect nature. BALLANTYNE | faces 32 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE WINTER 2015-2016

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