Category: Profiles

A judge for all seasons: Allyson Duncan

by Liza Roberts photographs by Jimmy Williams One day after a new hybrid orchid named for Allyson Duncan was accepted by the Royal Horticultural Society, she wore a suit of the same color to welcome visitors into her spacious corner office….

Forms that function

by J. Michael Welton photographs by Lissa Gotwals One’s a mere 650 square feet for both living and working, while another takes up three floors of a downtown high-rise. One’s the local extension of a major national architecture practice, while others…

Passion project: Lisa Poole takes the helm at Quail Ridge Books

by Lewis Beale photographs by Nick Pironio It’s not easy following a legend. Think about it: How much pressure will there be on the person who succeeds Mike Krzyzewski at Duke? When Lisa Poole decided to buy Quail Ridge Books…

To the moon: Kelly Shatat’s homegrown jewelry empire keeps growing

by Liza Roberts photographs by Missy McLamb Seven years ago, Raleigh native Kelly Shatat was a pharmacist making necklaces for fun at her dining room table. Today she is the chief executive of Moon & Lola, her own multi-million-dollar company,…

Harnessed instinct

by Andrew Kenney photographs by Geoff Wood The hawk tenses on Bill Davis’s glove, eyes focused and brown-feathered wings wrapped tight around her body, and launches into flight. Her wings rear up, flashing the bird’s white underside, and her red…

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