Notable Locals

Get to Know Your Neighbors

Photos by Raymond J Photography

Faces introduces you to people who make Ballantyne lively and interesting. In this edition, meet Trent Scovell, Meghan Miles and Dr. Kashyap Patel. Responses have been edited for clarity and brevity.

Meghan Miles

Hometown: Dayton, Ohio

Job: Corporate Communications Manager, Duke Energy

Typical day

Wake up around 5:30 a.m., work out and eat breakfast with my family. My work involves a lot of meetings, emails and collaborating with teammates. After picking up our girls from daycare, it is time for dinner and the bedtime routine. I often begin the day with a plan that ultimately gets thrown out the window, but it is important to me to bookend the day with family.

Ballantyne resident?

Yes, for the last six years.

Guilty pleasure

The cakes from Publix Bakery.

Kashyap Patel, MD

Hometown: Ahmedabad, India

Jobs: CEO, Carolina Blood and Cancer Care Associates

President, Community Oncology Alliance

Medical Director, International Oncology Network

Typical day

Treating cancer patients, being on call with congressional offices to field health care policy questions, and speaking at or chairing national and international meetings on topics related to cancer.

Ballantyne resident?

Twenty-plus years in Ballantyne Country Club.

Favorite beverages

Hefeweizen beer and pinot noir.

Trent Scovell

Hometown: Denver, Colorado

Job: Chief Financial Officer, Bark Technologies, Inc.

Typical day

Eggs and coffee to start each day. Check-ins with my kids, friends and family throughout the week, and quality time with my girlfriend. We keep meetings to a minimum at Bark, so my workday tends to be a lot of Slack messages, email and video calls as needed. And, of course, a lot of spreadsheets!

Ballantyne resident?

The Ballantyne area has been my home since 2007.

Media to recommend

“Childhood 2.0.” It’s a documentary about growing up in the digital age (