Men Outstanding in Their Field 3

Brian Durkin, catch him in Sony’s Superfly and Netflix’s Highwaymen

Giving Back: I am a father of two and enjoy using my craft to entertain my kids and the children at Peachtree Presbyterian Church every Sunday so parents can go to church. I’m also a regular Secret Reader at Holy Innocence School.

Blowing off steam: The Welch Martial Arts Experience in Sandy Springs is my go-to for both relaxation and fitness. I also enjoy putting my woodworking background to use by building wooden dummies, a practice tool for the Chinese martial arts Wing Chun, when not acting.

Favorite fuel: Brooklyn Cafe and Kale Me Crazy


Chef Peter Kaiser

Giving back: Food that Rocks, Harvest for a Cure National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry, Open Hand Atlanta, Food Bank Atlanta

Blowing off steam: Jones Bridge Unit, Chattahoochee National Recreation Area, Sunday morning run with friends, followed with a cold craft beer

Favorite fuel: Ponce City Market. The Food Hall has lots of choices, plus you can walk it off on the Beltline afterword.

Sage advice: You are perfect as you are, be kind!


David Daly, Director of Programming – SS Performing Arts Center

Giving back: I am a graduate of the Executive MBA program at Kennesaw State’s Coles College of Business, and I volunteer as a team coach and individual coach.

Blowing off steam: Hiking at Kennesaw Mountain and Sweetwater Creek.

Favorite fuel: Breadwinner in Sandy Springs is my go-to lunch location. For dinner, I enjoy Local 3 – the menu is fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced, and the bar has plenty of great options for those who like to imbibe.

Sage advice: Pursue your passions, be kind to others, and never be afraid to say what you really feel.


Matthew Neylon, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School

Giving back: Love Is A Verb is a collective of Christians who plug into local non-profits like Safe House Outreach downtown, as well as a student program in Clarkston

Blowing off steam: Novo Cucina, Jinya Ramen Bar, Huey Luey’s, and Meehan’s Public House promise good eats and great service.

Favorite fuel: I like to take out-of-town guests to Hearth Pizza Tavern. Fresh 2 Order & Breadwinner are favorites.

Sage advice: My dad told me that the Neylon name meant two things, integrity and a great work ethic.There are two non-negotiables in life: safety and respect.


Orlando Lynch, Owner/CEO Atlanta Peach Movers

Giving back: Last year when Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria hit the U.S. mainland, we transported 18 tractor trailer loads of supplies over to Houston and Jacksonville.

Blowing off steam: I like to unwind at the lake with a good book and go to Braves games.

Favorite fuel: Houston’s has great service and the food is always good. J Alexanders is another favorite.

Sage advice: Happiness comes from within. I always tell my children that it’s not the mistakes you make in life, it’s the repeat of the mistakes. The greatest “griefs” are the ones we cause ourselves.


Dan Forsman President & CEO Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties

Giving back: Our primary charitable organization is the Sunshine Kids Foundation, providing trips and excursions that allow children to forget about living with cancer.

Blowing off steam: I enjoy hunting, fishing and spending time in the mountains.

Favorite fuel with: People do not remember much about what you eat – but they do remember how they felt when they experience something.

Sage advice: My Dad told me to find something I love and someone to love. When you do what you love, work becomes more fun – and I love the real estate business.