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Faces introduces you to people who make Ballantyne lively and interesting. In this edition, meet Thomas Bumgardner, Dr. Katie Passaretti and Kevin Young. Responses have been edited for clarity and brevity.

Katie Passaretti, MD

Hometown: Watertown, New York

Job:  Medical Director of Infection Prevention
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Atrium Health

Typical day

Get up between 4:30 and 5:05 a.m., work out in our home gym, then listen to audiobooks on my commute into Dilworth. Some days, I’m rounding in the hospital, seeing patients with infectious disease-related issues (COVID-19 or non-COVID-19). Others, I’m analyzing data or doing educational sessions for various groups. I get home around 7 p.m. and go to bed embarrassingly early!

Ballantyne resident?

Yes, for the past six years.

Favorite beverage

Bai coconut water (with a wee bit of vodka if I’m off the clock and not on call).

Kevin Young

Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii

Job: Owner
The 5 and 2 Project

Typical day

I wake up at 4:30 a.m. for a group workout, eat breakfast with family, do Bible study and mentoring, then film cool things for awesome clients, produce epic videos, enjoy family time with my wife and two kids and get some ZZZ.

Ballantyne resident?

Providence Plantation, just northwest of Ballantyne,
has been my home since 2010.

Favorite beverage

Water. I’m allergic to alcohol, so I don’t drink.

Thomas Bumgardner

Hometown: Gastonia, North Carolina

Job: Trial attorney
Law Office of Thomas D. Bumgardner

Typical day

The alarm goes off at 6 a.m. I spend time with my girls before heading to the office at 8 a.m. I come home at 6 p.m. after a workout. If I have court, I’m at the office by 6:30 a.m. and don’t make it home until late.

Ballantyne resident?

Yes, for 12 years.

Favorite beverage

My wife Emily’s breakfast smoothie: spinach, frozen strawberries, banana, Greek yogurt, chia seeds and a splash of OJ.