The Circle Of Influence. Eva Lane. Project Manager. LHI Home Renovation
Interviewed by : Maryan Aiken. Publisher. PaperGlass Media
Permanent Happiness Means: Ingtegrity + Wisdom= Happiness
— Eva Lane
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Eva lives life, and loves life, with passion. Her first love is her teenage son; her second is transforming interior spaces into their full potential. LHI is a small, efficient business specializing in small construction, rehab and interior space design. Eva has always had an eye for making a space come to life and enjoys helping others through the process. Reasonably priced quality is her hallmark! As a single mom, she most values quality time at home whether it’s cooking for her son and friends, practicing piano, or training her new puppy for work as a therapy dog.  She also finds time to support Canines for Kids and Alzheimer’s Association.

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Auta Lopes. Managing Member. 1 Ignite Capital, LLC
I have an absolutely amazing life and look at the brighter side of things. I am a “glass is half full” person due to my upbringing. I hail from the most beautiful place on Earth, the Cape Verde Islands. It is an amazing place that is populated with the best and most peaceful people on earth.

My permanent happiness stems from knowing that I am living through a “Heaven on Earth”  experience. I am the FULL expression of God and embody that in every atom in my body. I am truly blessed to be on Earth at this point in time in humanity’s evolution and am humbled with every breath of life that I have been given by HIM, the most highest!
— Auta Lopes

Auta A. Lopes, Managing Member, is the Head of Business Development for 1 Ignite Capital LLC, an Atlanta-based WBE and MBE financial services consulting firm. 1 Ignite Capital, LLC works with institutional and high-net-worth investors, and other financial partners, to address the financing and risk management needs of real estate developers and start-up companies. Auta holds a Series 65 license.

Auta closed financial advisory transactions, ranging from $18M to $225M, with colleges and universities, while serving as the senior vice president and director of marketing for a boutique financial advisory firm in Atlanta. She developed key contacts with university presidents, public fund trustees, investment consultants, chief financial officers, county commissioners, investment bankers and other financial intermediaries in the United States and abroad to win financial advisory opportunities

Ms. Lopes spent 13 years at State Street Bank & Trust Co. serving as client relationship officer for a large public fund with assets of $22 billion in assets.

Ms. Lopes graduated from Boston University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, with a concentration in Finance.

Ms. Lopes formerly held board positions at the Cowart Family-Ashford Dunwoody YMCA and Caring For Others. She was a former member of the advisory board at Sisters By Choice.

Ms. Lopes is fluent in English and proficient in Portuguese, Cape Verdean Creole and Spanish.

Pitter Kalpak Goughnour. Entrepreneur.

While most recognizable behind the camera, Pitter Goughnour’s talents extend far beyond the lens. Her Lake Oconee-based company, Pitter Productions Photography, is a unique blend of her natural gift for photography and her wealth of marketing experience. She is known for her unique talent of drawing out not only the personalities of the families, professional actors and top-level executives she photographs, but also for visually capturing her corporate clients’ brand stories. Her photos give us a “real look” at ourselves infusing her clients with more self-love and appreciation that we all need and is sometimes never seen in a mirror. She has created marketing campaigns for both politicians and top business leaders and corporations both locally and nationally. She has been a frequent guest on the Biz 1190, The Dana Barrett Morning Show where their discussions include tips for both personal and corporate image branding. Her portfolio includes more than a dozen magazine covers, album covers, with well over 4,000 photography encounters where the ordinary becomes extraordinary and you become “PITTERIZED”.

Talent agents, casting directors and producers from NY, LA, NC, Australia and Atlanta send their clients to Pitter and often rely on her expertise when choosing actors and models for consideration. Pitter’s tag line “Branding Your Image through Photography” couldn’t be truer. You can’t help but notice her infectious smile and high energy level which enables her to volunteer her time throughout many communities providing her marketing knowledge and photography services for Greene County High School Graphic Design students, Special Olympics, Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Foundation, The Atlanta Ballet, Works of HeArt Foundation - Georgia Center for Child Advocacy and Ladies at the Landing Makeover Edition with Norman Zapien and his salon team. She is a member of Leadership Green and belongs to the National Association of Women Business Owners - Atlanta. Serves as an Ambassador for Greene County Chamber of Commerce.

Pitter currently resides at Reynolds Lake Oconee with her daughter, Mo.