Biography
Christina Callesis | Balentine Administrative and Training Associate

Christina Callesis

Christina Callesis is Balentine’s Administrative and Training Associate. In this role she supports the Relationship Management and Client Service teams in our Atlanta office, leads firm-wide training, and assists with new hire onboarding. Christina is also Balentine’s Volunteer Coordinator and a member of the Compliance Team. Prior to joining Balentine, Christina worked for two years as an operations manager at GatorCPR, LLC in Gainesville, FL. The start-up atmosphere allowed her to wear many hats, including supporting human resources, accounting, and marketing; assisting with the company’s nonprofit arm, HeartSafe City Foundation; and teaching CPR classes. Christina is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she majored in business administration with minors in entrepreneurship; non-profit organizational leadership; and family, youth, and community sciences. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Human Resource Management from Florida International University Online.

Education

  • BA, University of Florida (Business Administration)
  • In Progress: MA, Florida International University Online (Masters of Human Resource Management)

Professional Experience

GatorCPR, Operations Manager

Community Involvement

  • Maids of Athena, Member
  • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta, Volunteer

Q&A

What inspires you to come to work each day? 

Balentine’s welcoming environment, combined with anticipation about learning something new, are both huge motivators.

What do you like to do in your down time away from work?

One of my biggest passions is Greek dancing, which I have been doing since I was four years old. Traditional costumes and music are paired with choreographed steps to form such an expressive experience. It’s the best way for me to bond with my culture!

Where is the most exotic place you have ever been?

Lunahuaná, Peru. I stayed in a country house where the organic garden onsite has over 300 species of plants. Down the road, I was able to go zip lining from mountain to mountain, ATV riding around town, and white-water rafting.

What is your favorite sport or activity? Why?

I love to watch football, both NCAA and NFL (Go Gators! Go Eagles!). I also love to play Ultimate Frisbee. If you think about it, it’s a mixture of football, soccer, and basketball, and there’s hardly any downtime while playing.

If you were a superhero, what superpower would you have?

The ability to be multiple places at once.

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