Meet Our Entrepreneurs

There are an estimated 7.3 million entrepreneurs with disabilities from all walks of life. As we grow, we want our community to be able to follow and learn about the ones within Synergies Work.

AJ Martins

AJ is the founder of Don’t Burn the Day Media Company which aims to provide a fresh perspective on the disability community and inform the

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Alyssa Kumle

Alyssa Kumle is a 24 years old graduate of the University of Georgia. She has a degree in Human Development and Family Science with a

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Angad Sahgal

Angad Sahgal is a passionate young man with a great love for food, soccer, art, animals, and family & friends worldwide. He is naturally drawn to

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Angela Fowler

Angela Fowler is a website developer, digital accessibility advocate, and assistive technology trainer. With decades of experience working in the digital space, Angela is looking

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Ashton Gilbert

Ashton Gilbert is an entrepreneur with autism and the founder of Unboxed Recycling. Ashton’s idea for his company grew from his mom needing to dispose

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Brandon Cantrell

Brandon Cantrell is a talented young man who enjoys beading, knitting, sewing and embroidery. But his passion lies with crochet where the repetitive hand movements

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Brandon Winfield

In 2008, Brandon Winfield (he/him) was injured in a motocross accident that left him with a thoracic spinal cord injury (paralyzed from the waist down).

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Brett Swanson

Brett is one of the founding members of the Three Basketeers – a non-profit organization with the goal of providing meaningful work for adults with

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Charles Ledgister

Charles is from a rural city in Georgia with a population of less than 4000 people.  After losing his vision in 2015, Charles knows and feels the

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Christopher Saunders

Christopher loves all things ART. He graduated in May 2019 Magna Cum Laude from Heritage High School where he is a member of the Performing

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Cole Smith

Cole is a 22-year-old artist who enjoys creating pottery. After working on his craft for many years, Colton now finally feels confident enough to showcase

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Connor Ensign

Connor Ensign is a young man who is passionate about art- all kinds of art!  He loves music, theatre, animation, architecture, and of course his

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Dana Jones

Dana Jones is an author and entrepreneur with a disability. She believes that everyone deserves to live life and not just live in it. She

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Daniel Abadi

Daniel is a voice over artist with a passion for bringing commercials, audio books, and narrations to life using his vocal skills. Daniel has completed

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David Ginyard

David Ginyard is a cartoonist and animator with a passion for classic cartoons. David has autism and found that cartoons helped him tap into his

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Derek Juwan Heard Jr.

Derek Heard is a 20-year-old young man who attends Lee County High School in Georgia. He is a blossoming self-advocate and artist who enjoys food,

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Dimelza Broche

Dimelza Broche is a Jacksonville, Florida based Cuban artist. She attended the Leopoldo Romanach Academy of Art in Santa Clara, Cuba. She studied for two

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Endrian Banks

Endrian Banks is a certified nursing assistance with more than 15 years experience in healthcare. After being diagnosed with a brain tumor, seizures, and aphasia,

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Eren Niederhoffer

Eren Denburg Niederhoffer is an Autism Self-Advocate who graduated in 2012 from Marshall University as the first Autistic student in their Honors College. He has

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Jaehn Clare

Jaehn (pronounced “Jane”) is a theatre artist with more than forty years of experience as an actor, director, producer, playwright, touring artist, teaching artist, access advocate/activist, and

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Jasmine Duffey

Jasmine Duffey is a music engineer and a blind entrepreneur. With more than a decade of experience creating, producing, and mastering music, Jasmine is looking

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Jon Crais

Jon Crais is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University with a degree in Culinary Arts and Foodservice management. It was his dream to open

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Jonathan Gross

Jonathan is a photographer with a passion for nature and wildlife photography. He is able to see a ‘photographic opportunity’ that an untrained eye might easily

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Jong Bin Hahn

My name is Jong Bin Hahn. I really enjoy painting and find art the best expression of my thoughts and feelings. I am at my

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Jordan Levin

Jordan understands that phrase on the cellular level. He’s been a fighter since the day he was born—three months premature, weighing only 31 ounces. Two

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Joshua Williams

Joshua Williams is an accessibility consultant with Cerebral Palsy. After graduating from Georgia Southern University, Joshua experienced firsthand the lack of accessibility in his native

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Juvaes Stratton

Artist Juvaes Lavelle started his adolescence like most boys do; as an athlete. For him art was simply a hobby. It was not until his

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Kevin Lyons

Kevin is a young man who has always liked art. Pieces of his art were put in the permanent collection of both his middle school

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Kimberly Kye

I like to play on my computer, listen to music, and paint. I live with my parents and sisters. For the first time in my

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Kymberlee Baker

Kymberlee Baker is a former executive from the hotel industry who has now launched her own greeting card business – Kimmie’s Heart Cards. Kymberlee is

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Lauren Dubrinsky

Lauren Dubrinsky is a native New Yorker and artist, who moved to Atlanta 33 years ago at age of 23. After being a stay-at-home mom

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Leslie Evans

As an independent and a thriving single, blind mother Leslie knows all about organizing and problem-solving. She plans to leverage these skills and launch an

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Maie Hotard

Maie Hotard, a teen in Atlanta, Georgia. She is autistic and uses limited words to communicate. She finds joy and love in gorgeous rich colors.

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Mary Silayillah

Since childhood, Mary has struggled with the demons in her head who are always pulling her down. Her anxiety has held her back and she

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Melissa Marcus

My name is Melissa Marcus. I am 26 years old, and I am on the autistic spectrum. I have always loved many types of art

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Minna Hong

I am a serious curious dabbler. Throughout my life, dabbling has always been a great source of therapy and joy. It’s my happy place. The

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Mirranda Williams

Mirranda Williams describes herself as an original Georgia Peach that has been transplanted to Baltimore Maryland. She is a s Summa Cumlaude graduate of Morgan

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Nandi Isaac

Nandi is a lively young woman with a passion for community and a deep desire to help people save their memories. Some years ago, a

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Nick Papadopoulos

A T-shirt offers a simple way to make an impact. It can proclaim an identity, communicate a social message, and spark a conversation. Nick Papadopoulos

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Noah Seback

After experiencing the challenges of being a non-speaking autistic individual firsthand, Noah is developing his consulting business that helps mentor other non-speaking autistic individuals as

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Paola Blanco

Paola Blanco is a website developer and the founder of Pixels n Paper – a digital marketing company that focuses on creating accessible websites and

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Peter An

Meet Peter An, an Asian American artist, who brings forth from his autism a unique understanding of life, love, fun and happiness. His visionary use

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Peter Tran

Peter Tran is the first nonverbal person in the world to get certified as a life coach with the International Coaching Federation. Peter & his

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Pooja Bhatnagar

Pooja Bhatnagar is an artist with autism who creates beautiful abstract compositions. Since she was young, Pooja has been non-verbal and labeled as severely autistic

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Rachel Gray

My name is Rachel Gray and I am 32 years old. I was born in Atlanta Georgia. I enjoy painting and sculpting, but I especially

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Shanterria Lawrence

Shanterria was born and raised in Tallahassee Florida but moved to Atlanta four years ago. She has a graduate degree in social work and her

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Sheryl Yeager

My name is Sheryl Yeager, I have Autism and have been making art for over 15 years. As achild I came from a dysfunctional home

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Solange Lord

Solange is a private music teacher with a passion for teaching piano and voice lessons for beginners. In 2018, she graduated from Brenau University with a

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Sophia Pineda

Sophia is a young lady with a passion for art, dancing, music, family, friends, and fun.  She also happens to have Down syndrome.   As

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Stancil Tootle

 After 30 years recovering from drugs, Stancil is a certified Peer Specialist through the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse, the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network,

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Stephany Glassing

At the age of 19, due to a car accident, I became paralyzed.  The years after this became my journey, which has become a very fulfilling

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Sulaimon

It’s not just within the religious circle that the word “Calling” may be relevant. Even something being done by an individual, especially at its best

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Travis Evans

Travis Evans is an author, life coach, and motivational speaker. After suffering several strokes at a young age, the doctors said Travis would never be

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Trevor Dealy

Trevor Dealy is the founder of Trev’s Trades, an artisan soap business. Trevor has autism and a range of medical conditions. It is fair to

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Yu Qian Yip

Yu Yip is an artist and pottery maker with the goal of growing his art business through our i2i Incubator. One of his greatest pleasures

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Zach Wincent

Zachary Wincent is a young man with Down Syndrome. After he was furloughed from his job and day program during the COVID-19 pandemic, Zach started

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