Notable Locals

Get to Know Your Neighbors

Photos by Ray Sepesy

Faces introduces you to people who make Ballantyne lively and interesting. In this edition, meet Hugh W. Allen, Shari Bourque Goldstein and Lisa Kolkmann.

Hugh W. Allen

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Job: Senior Vice President, TD Bank, Commercial Real Estate, South Division Head

Typical day

Interacting with our team of commercial real estate lenders from Maryland to Florida, assuring we are meeting the needs of our clients. Developing and coordinating strategic and tactical activities.

Do you live in Ballantyne?

Yes, my family and I moved to Ballantyne in 2007.

Best-kept secret in Ballantyne

We are more diverse than a lot of people realize.

Lisa Kolkmann

Hometown: Long Island, New York

Job: Senior Associate, Community Engagement and Corporate Responsibility, Atrium Health

Typical day

You can find me attending different events, meeting with nonprofit partners, networking and volunteering.

Do you live in Ballantyne?

Yes, I have lived in Charlotte for about 10 years and moved to the Ballantyne area in early 2018.

Best-kept secret in Ballantyne

Sunflour Bakery. I love their scones!


Shari Bourque Goldstein

Hometown: Barbados (but we moved here from New York City)

Job: Teacher and studio owner, Enlighten Yoga

What do you like most about your work?

The opportunity to work with an amazing group of people and the Susan G. Komen organization in the fight against breast cancer.

Do you live in Ballantyne?

Yes, since 2006.

What did you want to be when you were a kid?

An archaeologist. I wanted to find a dinosaur fossil and name it the Robinasaurus.