Speakeasy’s Board of Advisors

Speakeasy is a 501(c)7, non-profit organization officially chaired for legal purposes by Chad Massaker, Brian Durst and Charlie Fisher.

The Inner Smoke Ring members are critical to the success of Speakeasy. Nominations to be accepted to the board are accepted each December and the 1 year term begins in January. All members of the Inner Smoke Ring wear the special pin show on the left. If you have questions about Speakeasy, or would like to make a suggestion, seek these people out at a future event.

Duties of Inner Smoke Ring members include:

* Acting as a board of advisers to Founder & Head Aficionado, Chad Massaker
* Advocates on behalf of the needs of Speakeasy members
* Acts as ambassadors to new members, orienting them to the way our organization works.

Chad Massaker

Chad Massaker

Founder, Head Aficionado

By day Chad is the CEO & President of Carceron Systems Group, a managed IT services provider based in Atlanta. He is a nationally ranked fighter in both Judo & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Chad is certified by the Wine & Spirits Education Trust as a WSET 2.

All photography of Chad throughout this web site was done by Speakeasy member, Bill Ramsey, of Ramsey Portrait Art

Faye Sykes

Faye Sykes

Board of Advisors, Membership Co-Chair

Faye Sykes, NSSA, CLTC, is a National Social Security Advisor and CEO of Atlanta-based company Social Security Benefit Planners. Social Security Benefit Planners is a flat-fee planning service designed to help people understand the best way to maximize this important retirement insurance benefit.

Terry Brinker

Terry Brinker

Board of Advisors

Terry is the president and founder of Reliable Energy Advisors, specializing in assisting utility companies with compliance and regulatory matters.  Terry is passionate about our youth and currently mentors students at Georgia Tech.  He is married and the proud father of three kids.  Terry’s hobbies include fishing, traveling, and a good bourbon.

Jeff Nix

Jeff Nix

Board of Advisors

Jeff is a construction lawyer for Talyor, English & Duma.

Natalie Vuoriaho

Natalie Vuoriaho

Board of Advisors

Fluent in three languages, Natalie was born in Sweden and is of Finnish and Eritrean descent. She is a highly successful residential real estate agent in Atlanta and Buckhead. Natalie is also well known among the cigar smoking circles of Metro Atlanta.

Sara Bass

Sara Bass

Board of Advisors

Ms. Bass practices in the areas of employment law, employment counseling, and litigation. Ms. Bass also conducts employment audits and management training on discrimination, harassment, and Human Resources issues.

Ashleigh Poff

Ashleigh Poff

Board of Advisors, Event Manager

Ashleigh is our resident event manager and spends her days curating campaigns for businesses that give back. She founded Rich Beyond Wealth and loves partying for a purpose, especially when it includes champagne and cigars!