Today's modern man understands both the power and the pleasure of personal grooming. That's why the WNHHLE would not be complete without its own ultimate barbershop/man cave experience: The Men's Den. On top of offering the latest information on men's hair and skin care, this exclusive male-centric arena invites guys to stay and play awhile as they enjoy discounted haircuts, a cash bar, and uninterrupted video game play. And did we mention the chance to win $1000 in cash during our best beard contest?
In any environment where a man is free to chill to the fullest, we know a good discussion is bound to happen. At WHNNLE’s Men’s Den, we get the dialogue on and crackin’ on Sunday, April 28th at 3:00pm with theCelebrating the Good Man, Real Men x Real Talk Panel. Bringing together an all-star team of men of all ages and from all walks of life, this panel discussion gives fellas the chance to break down everything from family and politics to sports team and finances and everything in between.
Keon Nicholas Aaron Berry is a Hartford native who now resides in Atlanta, GA where he is a Junior Sociology major at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. Keon founded the education platform Berry Academy which is mentoring program that provides opportunities, resources, mentorship, and empowerment to underrepresented Black Males in Southwest Atlanta. Keon is the President of the Chi Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and works for Atlanta City Council where he helps to create change for education reform on a large scale. In 2018 Keon was selected as the Campus King Honoree at TheBlackManCan Awards. He now serves as the Southeast Delegate for TheBlackManCan, Inc. where he creates opportunities to push the mission and vision of celebrating, educating and inspiring boys and men of color through the southeast
The Community Connector
For the past two years, Ryan Wilson and his business partner have presided over their brainchild, the Gathering Spot which is a members-only, new-age approach to uniting creatives, business professionals and entrepreneurs in one space. With the explosive success of their inaugural location in Atlanta, and new locations set to open soon in Washington DC, and Los Angeles, the Gathering Spot has redefined the concept of co-working space. And for his part in revolutionizing how professionals network, the Georgetown University graduate has been recognized as the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Small Business Person of the Year, the Root’s 100 Most Influential African-Americans, the Ebony Power 100 and Atlanta’s 500 Most Powerful Leaders. In addition to turning the business world on its head, Ryan serves on the board of Hands on Atlanta, the Atlanta Business League and Peace Preparatory Academy.
The Shrewd Operator
Fellow The Gathering Spot co-founder and COO TK Petersen doesn’t believe there is any such thing as perfect timing when it comes to success. Originally from the U.S. Virgin Islands, the young Georgetown University graduate instead gave up promises of grandeur in the financial sector to diligently and consistently move forward with his goals of creating an empire with a timeline of his own making. Thanks to TK’s steadfast drive and shrewd management of all operations, the Gathering Spot has achieved exponential financial growth and popularity. TK will be continuing his astute directorship as The Gathering Spot expands into two additional markets.
Derrian “Phreshy” Perry
The A-List Wizard
Originally hailing from Houston, Texas, Derrian “Phreshy” Perry is the Founder and CEO of I AM PHRESHY BRAND, a full-service PR, branding and lifestyle agency. An alumnus of Texas Southern University with a BA in Communication and Media Studies, Phreshy works to connect companies and public figures with target audiences to spawn global brand recognition and super stardom. The young rising star has boosted the profiles of such notable luminaries as Kway and Lala, J Mulan, Justin Combs and Cardi B. Phreshy isn’t just a publicist with a “the sky is the limit” mentality, he’s a PR artist with a mission to directly influence and shape the trajectory of pop culture.
The Smoothie Sommelier
Smooth N Groove owner and CEO Keon Davis believes that enjoying a healthy, nutrient-packed smoothie should be much more than a snack; it should be a moving experience. That’s why the Tuskegee University grad with a BA in Business Administration has weathered more than his fair share of entrepreneurial storms to keep moving toward success and delight such customers as Steve Harvey, Nick Cannon, Tyler Perry, Migos, Ti, and Cam Newton with his dance-inspiring beverages. A married father of one, Davis opened his first store in Alabama in 2011 and has since expanded operations to include mobile locations in Atlanta. Davis has won the 2015 Black Enterprise and the 2016 National Urban League elevator pitch competitions, and has recently coordinated partnerships with Live Nation, Tyler Perry Studios and We Works.