Ambassadors

Ambassador Kaye Barnes

Kaye Barnes, the cigar smoker that never sits still. I’m always on the go, since traveling is not only a part of my job but also a hobby. I was born and raised in Oklahoma, I’ve lived all over the world. I currently reside in Florida, but also call Colorado and Georgia home depending on […]

Ambassador Halaveshia Hall

Just a South Georgia girl, Albany, to be exact. Intentionally living the one life I was given to the fullest. My purpose & passion reside in investing in, mentoring and empowering women of all walks of life. Motivational speaker, comedienne, self-published author, co-founder of Black Girls Save™️ and HR Professional are a few titles that […]

Ambassador Rio Bravado

Atlanta-born, Alabama-raised. I am Rio Bravado aka Rio McFLY. Cigar Aficionado & Fashion influencer. Owner of Rio Bravado cigars (coming soon) & certified tax preparer. I am also currently the Creative Director & Brand Ambassador for Dapper Shan Clothiers & Fashion House 47. Host of “Cigar Thursdays” at C&C Social House. I fell in love […]

Ambassadors Naomi-Marie McCormick

I’m Naomi-Marie, I have been in Atlanta for the last 4 years, and I’ve also been a part of Atlanta Cigar week since introduced in 2017. I am a veteran that helps other veterans, and a hostess at a local cigar lounge.  I also am a wedding officiant and entrepreneur.  When did you fall in […]

Ambassador Robin James

I was raised in Military family and grew up overseas. My papa was a career Army and my mom was a very creative spirit and an entrepreneur. Fashion and artistic influences from across the globe have always been strong driver in my life. I have an MBA from Mercer University here in Atlanta and vast […]

Ambassador Natalie Vuoriaho

1. Natalie Vuoriaho epitomizes integrity, high energy, hard work.  She is in the top 5% of REALTORS in Atlanta, top 1% in the KW Buckhead office. She works with sellers, buyers and investors. She teaches realtors nationally for KW and host investment and buyer webinars.  She was born and raised in Stockholm Sweden, her mother is from Finland and father […]

Ambassador Brian Thomas

An ATL Native, Cigar Enthusiast and Co-Founder of Diamante Roja Premier Stogies, I became an Ambassador for Atlanta Cigar Week in 2020.  My affinity for cigars started in 2014 and has grown through research and exploring different cigars over the years.  Looking forward to seeing old faces and meeting many more this year.

Ambassador Candaysee Sargent

I’m Candace. (Pronounced Can-DAY-See).  I am a Daughter, Sister, Leader, Blerd, Sports Enthusiast, Bra Whisperer, Self- proclaimed Socialite, Serial Networker, and most importantly a supporter which is where CandiConnections came from. I support black owned small businesses and events using my social media platform.  When did you fall in love with cigars? I FELL in […]

Ambassador Shawn Cade

Shawn Cade- Affectionately called “Cade”. I come from a Navy military household.  I grew up on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.  I made my first adult move to Atlanta in 1992.   My enthusiasm and a zest for life are two of the driving forces behind my successful real estate practice and my life. […]