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Name: Maggie Griffin            

Family: Married to David Griffin (BSFCS ‘05) and we have two boys, Henry (7) and Samuel (4)

Hometown: Hawkinsville, Georgia

Current Town: Gainesville, Georgia  

What Years at UGA: 2002-2008

School/Degree: BS ’08, BSFCS ’08

Profession: owner, lead designer at Maggie Griffin Design; president of Maggie Griffin At Home 


Bulldog Top 100: 2020 and 2021, Lifetime Member UGA Alumni Association, Leadership Hall County 2016, Leadership Georgia 2019

Numerous publications: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Atlanta Magazine, Cottage Journal, Southern Home, Southern Style, Cottages & Bungalows, Southern Lady 

Podcasts: Ballard Designs How to Decorate, Schumacher Business Success Skills

Founder, Gainesville Tour of Homes


Book: Poetry of Place: The New Architecture and Interiors of McAlpine

Magazine: House Beautiful 

Podcast: Ballard Designs How to Decorate

Blog: The Enchanted Home

Instagram: Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design

Brand: Amanda Lindroth

Fashion designer: Ulla Johnson

Interior designer: Bunny Williams

Chef: Cedric Grolet

Historical figure: Sister Parish 

Quote: “A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.” – George Augustus Moore


Describe Athens in five words: energetic, progressive, artful, rooted, inspiring 

Restaurants and bars: Last Resort Grill, Five & Ten 

Shops: Heery’s Clothes Closet, and Heery’s Too! 

Athens/campus landmark: Sanford Stadium 

Memory while in school: countless weekends with friends cheering on the Dawgs 

Professor/class: My freshman Art History class. I can’t remember the professor, but the class was so wonderful. 

Gameday ritual/plan: My apartment near campus was filled with friends every game weekend, and nothing made me happier than to have them there. We always had a game day spread, and walked all over town visiting friends. 

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