2016 Power Couples

Sure, big-name musicians, athletes and CEOs call Macon home, but so do many other accomplished duos that happen to be pretty noteworthy in their own right. They have young families, successful relationships, and are setting the trends in our arts and culture, dining and music scenes, all the while juggling work, carpool, homework and their personal lives.

The only thing more inspiring than one awesome person is two awesome people who join together to form a super-couple ready to take on the world.  You see them working individually and as a couple to get things done around town. They make things happen professionally and personally. 

Our annual Power Couples survey is intended as a tip of the hat to those couples that have tried to make a difference in our community.

Edward & Priscilla Esser 

Practitioners of Culture

Occupations:  Priscilla is an artist, free-lance writer and Macon Film Festival Organizer and Edward is in Defense Intelligence.

Hughes & Mary Pinson

Beauty and the Banker

Occupations:  Mary is the owner/designer at Mary Pinson Flowers and Hughes is Division President of Renasant Bank.

Alex & Mindy Attaway


Occupations:  Alex is co-owner of Attaway Tire Company and Mindy is a realtor with The Brokery.

Richie Jones & Caroline Lumley

Food and Beverage Moguls

Occupations:  Richie is the owner and proprietor of Downtown Grill and Piedmont Brewery & Kitchen and Caroline works for the Hummingbird Stage & Taproom.

Jeremy & Heather Knowles

Baron and Baroness of Brew

Occupations:  Owners of Macon Beer Company

Steven & Nicole Brewer

A Cut Above The Rest

Occupations:  Steven is a CPA and owner of Steven C. Brewer, CPA, LLC and Nicole is a stylist and owner of Signature Salon

Bill Reynolds & Scott Mitchell

The Educator and The Innovator

Occupations:  Scott works at Travis Jean in downtown Macon while Bill is a teacher at Stratford Academy.

Jonathan & Stacey Harwell-Dye

Champions of Community Building 

Occupations:  Jonathan is Director of Creative Placemaking for Macon Arts Alliance and Stacey is a Reverend and Minister of Community Building at Centenary United Methodist Church in Macon.