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We are honored to have these local personalities as our 2018 Castleberry Hill Loft Tour Judges. The 10 loft owners have a chance to earn the title of Judge's Choice and People's Choice. Good luck! 


Leah Alexander  |

As a Los Angeles native with an international design consciousness, Interior Design Consultant, Content Creator and Owner of Beauty Is Abundant LLC, Leah Alexander’s passion is improving indoor and outdoor spaces.  

Her holistic objective is to help clients manifest their design destinies and inspire a more beautiful world by sharing what she’s learned over the last decade working in the Architecture & Design Community, from LA to Atlanta, Miami to Europe, (and what she continues learning every day).

John & Liz Attaway |

John and Liz Attaway are the co-founders of an event and urban adventure website, Adventures in Atlanta. Atlanta loves its festivals, art, music, and vibrant night life, so the website curates things to do around the city, while keeping readers abreast of upcoming festivals, events, concerts, even small art parties, restaurant reviews, and pop-ups. Anything that you can get into, Adventures in Atlanta has you covered. While not finding the next big party, John and Liz love to travel, especially the beach, as well as good food, craft beer, and spending time with friends and family. Fun fact: John and Liz differ greatly on their beer preferences. He is more an IPA type of guy, while she likes the smooth and coffee flavors of stouts and porters.

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Lauren Kuzminsky  |

A Kennesaw State University grad-turned-marketing professional, Lauren Kuzminsky is passionate about cultivating relationships and targeting marketing messages to elevate brand impact. Lauren’s entry into the world of marketing began with an interest in brand communications and evolved into her taking on her current role as marketing manager for Atlanta magazine. There, she aims to capture the spirit from the pages of Atlanta magazine with each marketing campaign.

Passionate about how the worlds of public relations, experiential activation, and marketing connect, she eagerly seeks innovative collaborations at their nexus. Thus far in her career, she has had the fortunate opportunity of working with well-known brands like BMW, 11Alive, Atlanta Hawks, PNC, AmericasMart, WE tv, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka—to name a few.

Before her days at Atlanta magazine, Lauren began her career specializing in real estate marketing. There, she developed a love for home design and interior spaces which only continued to blossom even after leaving the industry. In 2017, she was honored to have her loft chosen to be featured in Castleberry Hill’s Loft Tour. And this year, she is proud and eager to serve on the judging panel for the tour.

When she isn’t working, you’ll find Lauren spending time with family, exploring new spots in Atlanta, traveling to a different place, or enjoying lazy days at her loft in Castleberry Hill. Lauren is a lover of vinyl records, interior design, ‘80s rock music, thrift stores, and Mexican food.


Alex McCray  |

Intown resident Alex McCray was born with a passion for writing but contributing to the award-winning, student-run newspaper and magazine at Georgia Southern University sparked her passion for storytelling. Upon graduating with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, she joined Atlanta Best Media, where she works today as the associate editor of the company's eight publications (Best Self Atlanta, My Home Improvement, My Alpharetta, My Buckhead, My East Cobb, My Intown, My Sandy Springs, and My Vinings/Smyrna). When she isn’t glued to a keyboard, her pastimes include pursuing her only bucket list item to see all seven continents (of which she has already been to four!), attending kick-butt workout classes, sampling new beers, and exploring Atlanta's ever-expanding culinary scene.

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