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Exclusive Interview with Santa Rick

Santa Rick pays a special visit to the Business RadioX Excutive studio and talks to Ryan “Redhawk” McPherson of Atlanta Business Radio and tells his Christmas message of Joy and Happiness. With sparkling blue eyes, rosy cheeks and a jolly personality, Santa Rick is the embodiment of the true “Spirit of Santa”.




Santa Rick loves his BRX mug



Atlanta’s premier Santa for private parties and corporate events, Santa Rick is a professional Real Bearded Santa, who has been perfecting his persona for decades.

He truly believes that “the world belongs to the children” and he loves to spread happiness and good cheer to people of all ages. His enthusiasm for the magic and wonder of the Christmas season is infectious and will leave children and adults alike believing that they have just spent time with the real Santa.

Santa Rick is a graduate of the International University of Santa Claus, the world’s largest Santa school, and is a member of several prestigious Santa organizations including the Amalgamated Order of Real Bearded Santas and the International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas. He was recently a featured Santa on a Dreamworks set in a 2-story, 5-room Santa house with a 4-D sleigh ride to the Northpole. He was also a finalist for an upcoming Santa reality show to air Fall of 2015. He has appeared on BizLynks.TV and been featured in several newspaper articles. His beard is registered with the National
Beard Registry.

 When he is not at the North Pole, Santa Rick enjoys gardening, singing, metal detecting on the beach, and volunteering. He has volunteered for several organizations in the metro Atlanta area, including:

  • Big Brothers of America, where for the past 41 years he has been an active “Big Brother” to his “Little Brother”, making them one of the longest standing Big Brother/Little Brother relationships in the organization.
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Cub Scouts of America
  • DeKalb County Judicial Panel Review Program for DeKalb County Juvenile Courts
  • Georgia Aquarium
  • Georgia Supreme Court Commission for Children, Family, and Marriage
  • United Cerebral Palsy

Santa Rick would love to work with you to fulfill your holiday needs and wishes. Please contact him to make your holiday experience unforgettable and make your Christmas event the best ever!





Santa Rick in The BRX Executive Studio

Amy Merrill and Besty Pass with TrueWealth Management

Named the Best place in 2015 for Women to work in the US by Fortune Magazine

TrueWealth provides the advice that empowers clients to identify their personal financial priorities and make wise decisions about their money. To do that, we apply four guiding principles: TrueValues, TrueTalent, TruePlanning and TruePortfolios. These fundamentals enable us to positively impact the individuals and families we serve.

Betsy Pass and Amy Merrill with TrueWealth Management

Betsy Pass and Amy Merrill with TrueWealth Management




Amy MerrillAmy Merrill/TrueWealth Management

Amy has extensive experience spanning 20+ years in financial planning for corporate executives and directors. Her responsibilities as principal at TrueWealth Management include overseeing client relationships, developing comprehensive planning strategies, communicating with clients, preparing financial plans, and coordinating implementation. Amys strength in managing all facets of clients financial needs is critical to delivering the high level service clients deserve.

An effective leader within the business and beyond, Amy is married to Jonathan Merrill who is vice principal at Woodward Academy in Atlanta. They have three young boys, Jack, Davis and Will, and the family is actively involved in the Oak Grove United Methodist Church and the boys school foundation. Amy is from Charlotte, NC and she and her family live in the Oak Grove neighborhood of Atlanta.
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Betsy PassBetsy Pass/TrueWealth Management
HR Support/Marketing

Betsy is TrueWealth’s operations coordinator. She diligently performs the tasks that ensure seamless firm operations and contributes to the successful delivery of wealth management services. A can-do professional with exceptional ability to tackle complex projects and add value, Betsy applies her more than 14 years of experience in accounting and finance environments to benefit clients, partners and fellow team members.

Betsy’s strong sense of commitment to others is evident in her involvement with the Junior League of Atlanta, Ten Thousand Villages and Team In Training. The Chattanooga native was a Peace Corps volunteer in Masasi, a small town in the Mtwara region of Tanzania, East Africa, where she taught chemistry and math. She lives in Decatur with her hubby and two dogs, Buddy and Lily, and loves to volunteer, read and exercise in her free time. Betsy’s favorite quote? “The sweetness of Southern women often conceals the secret deadliness of snakes” (Pat Conroy, Lords of Discipline).   Twitter   Facebook 

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Ryan Redhawk and Amy Merrill

Ryan Redhawk and Amy Merrill

Spotlight Episode on Crossfit

A special spotlight episode of ABR featuring;

Marjorie Greene and Travis Mayer
from Crossfit Passion in Alpharetta. We talk all about Crossfit and focus on what it is like to be a successful Crossfit athlete, affiliate owner and more!



Travis Mayer & Marjorie Greene from Crossfit Passion in Alpharetta

Travis Mayer & Marjorie Greene from Crossfit Passion in Alpharetta



Marjorie Greene/Crossfit Passion

Marjorie GreeneMarjorie is an owner here at CrossFit Passion, an experienced coach, a full-time Mom, a fierce event competitor, and an infectious positive energy every day at our gym. She grew up playing softball and enjoyed success in water sports. Marjorie was introduced to CrossFit in 2007 by a good friend who trained with her in a Lifetime Fitness. At the time she was also into cycling, distance racing, and other endurance sports; looking to feed her desire for both competition and fitness. Marjorie realized that this type of fitness never made her strong, so in 2011 she committed full time to CrossFit and has never looked back. She credits CrossFit for allowing her to live everyday of her life healthy and to its fullest potential and truly draws happiness from helping the people she coaches realize their own potential, achieve their fitness goals, and become better humans in the process!


  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Level 2
  • USAW Level 1
  • CrossFit Kids
  • USAW Sports Performance Coach   Facebook   Twitter    Instagram





Travis Mayer/Crossfit Passion

Travis MayerTravis Mayer is an owner here at CrossFit Passion, our head coach and programmer, a world class CrossFit Competitor, and all around fun dude. Travis made his second consecutive trip to the CrossFit Games this year (18th and 29th place finishes, respectively) and is currently working toward and looking forward to another trip in 2015. If you come in to our Noon class you can usually catch a glimpse of him putting in some sweat equity and improving himself with the educated guidance of Max El Hag and the Training Think Tank.

Travis grew up a gear head, building and racing motocross from a young age until his late teens. A friend then introduced Travis to CrossFit by showing him some Chris Spealler videos; it blew his mind that someone could move so fast with so much weight. It was then that Travis instead realized he wanted to finely tune humans, not bikes. He put down the wrench, picked up the barbell and has been using CrossFit as his tool of choice to not only improve himself, but the lives of those who buy in to what he teaches.


  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Level 2
  • AAAI/ISSA Personal Trainer
  • OPT Assessment/ Program Design   Facebook   Twitter    Instagram    Twitter ( Travis )   Facebook ( Travis )



Travis & marjorie

F3Expo, The FPV, Flight, Festival & Expo 2015 – Featuring Chris Brann, Kevin Dougherty, Jon Davis on Atlanta Business Radio

F3Expo is the world’s first drone technology and lifestyle event for all ages and skill levels.



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In studio from Left to Right, Jon Davis, Chris Brann, Kevin Dougherty



Chris Brann / Pilot, music producer, innovator 

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Kevin Dougherty / FPV Daredevil & Xhover Team Pilot

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Jon Davis / “I ‘m an FPV quadcopter pilot from Georgia. I live and breath this stuff!”


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F3 Expo

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