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 Harvey Smith, Nesha Pai and Cullen Jones. Responses have been edited for clarity and brevity.

Cullen Jones

Hometown: Bronx, New York and Irvington, New Jersey

Job: Philanthropic Sales Manager, Speedo USA

Typical day

I wake up to my one-year-old screaming. No need to have an alarm clock. I take him and my Frenchie, Vinny, for our morning walk. Then, it’s off to work from home. At night, it’s workout time!

Ballantyne resident?

Yes, for three years.

Favorite beverage

Dr. Pepper, but I decided I needed to cut back on the sugar, so LaCroix Mango.

Nesha Pai

Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina

Job: Managing Member, Pai CPA

Typical day

I have worked from home for nine years. I wake up, eat breakfast and get to work across the hall. I make time for exercise in the early evening.

Ballantyne resident?

Yes, since 1998.

Favorite beverage

Bourbon anything. At the beach, a frozen piña colada.

Harvey Smith

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York

Job: Master Certified Coach, CEO, Institute Success

Typical day

5 a.m. Transcendental Meditation (TM) then outdoor walk and first client meeting by 7:30 a.m.

Ballantyne resident?

I have lived and/or worked in Ballantyne since 1997.

Favorite beverage

Iced Godiva Chocolate Truffle Coffee.