Natalie Gregory is a long-time resident and real estate agent in Decatur, a place where she, her husband, and two daughters truly experience big city style and small town charm. Natalie founded Decatur Living as an outlet for showcasing the style and charm of the Decatur community and small business owners. Since its founding, the magazine has grown to highlight the greater Atlanta area as well. Natalie loves supporting her Intown community—whether through sponsoring a local battle of the bands concert or a tour of homes. She encourages everyone to explore Intown living and love local!
Breya is an experienced marketer who has worked on digital content strategy for companies like Baskin Robbins, Toyota and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. In 2018, she launched her own brand, equilibreyaum, where she’s dedicated to creative storytelling through video, content marketing, photography and handmade gifts. Originally from the DC area, Breya fully embraced the South after graduating early from Auburn University. She lives in Marietta with her husband and pet chinchilla.
Ellie is a senior at Decatur High School serving as the Managing Editor for her school’s journalism staff. After studying at the Young Writers Workshop at Bard College Simon’s Rock, Ellie includes plans to pursue creative writing in college among her big dreams. Halloween gets her imagination in full gear, she’s been a local version of Stephen King’s “Carrie” and Sandy from Grease in recent years.
Mel is a seasoned creative who lives, works and plays in Decatur. She credits a degree in Journalism from Arizona State University as putting her on the path to the writing and marketing work she loves, which includes her service as Editor of Decatur Living. With a mantra of “follow the fun,” Mel craves salt water taffy, live shows by the Avett Brothers and long runs on vacation. She finds no better company than her husband of 24 years, her four kids and Elvira, the world’s cutest pug puppy.
Brent started his company, BOC design, Inc., in 2004 as a freelance art director, graphic designer and illustrator. For over twenty years he has created innovative print designs, through publications, corporate branding/marketing, advertisement campaigns, trade shows and product designs. He also specializes in illustration, photo retouching and conceptual art and fine art paintings. He has won many awards for his work, including the Platinum Hermes Award. Originally from Janesville, WI, Brent has made Georgia his home since 1995, with his wife Stephaine and son Aidan.
Loren is a true Southerner and lover of the spoken and written word. She obtained a B.A. in English Literature from Louisiana State University and a law degree from University of Mississippi School of Law. For the past eleven years, Loren has taught legal writing and research to first and second year law students and is excited to expand her writing skills with Decatur Living. Loren lives in Lake Claire with her husband and absolutely loves everything Atlanta offers.