PMAC | 2020 Atlanta Pro Makeup Artist Conference & Expo > Panelists
Jesse Gibbs is an Atlanta native and holds a finance degree from James Madison University, as well as an economics degree from the University of Georgia. He began his career in executive benefit administration and has been involved in real estate since 2013, entering the mortgage industry in 2015. In 2018, Jesse and his team provided over $66M in home loans. Jesse lives in Reynoldstown with his partner and 2 dogs. Outside of work he is involved with Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, Habitat for Humanity, Trees Atlanta, and serves as chair for his neighborhood festival. Jesse is also a founding member of Atlanta United and enjoys attending games with his friends and family.
Terry Wigley grew up in an artistic world. His mother taught painting and sculpting while his sister was an actress and did "Wild West" stunts. The family had their own haunted house for several years. This life taught him costuming, makeup, prop and set building. Terry developed and built his first mask while in middle school. He took his upbringing and expanded his knowledge with a Design Degree in 1992. Since then Terry has continued to add to his skills while working with live performances, haunted houses, film and TV. Today Terry focuses on Special Makeup Effects with his wife Darla as the two are Wigley FX. Preferring to use an airbrush, he's not afraid to pick up a makeup brush or delve into the gooey effects.
Alex is a freelance makeup Effects artist born and raised in Atlanta. After graduating from Full Sail University in Orlando Florida he attended Cinema Makeup School in Los Angeles a few years later and has never looked back. He spent 6 seasons working at Six Flag Over Georgia in the mold shop preparing prosthetics for the annual Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park events. In addition he has worked on several horror and dramatic films over the years that have been seen across various formats such as Lifetime Movie Network, Amazon Video, and Redbox. He has worked on multiple award winning films such as "Dead By Midnight (11 PM CENTRAL)," "Dark Roads 79," and "Girls Against Humanity."
After seeing a transformation of her own skin by a professional makeup artist, Saj Mack started teaching herself how to correct skin with makeup. Seeking to learn more about makeup artistry, she attended Complections International Makeup School and graduated with top honors. Now with 10 years experience, today Saj is one of the top makeup artists in Atlanta providing expertise in Film, Television, Print, Commercial & Advertising, Bridal and SFX. Her creative and colorful flair in both personality and portfolio can be easily attributed to growing up in the Caribbean. Saj’s most recent work can been seen on Sleepy Hollow, The Founder, The Boss and Allegiant.
Amber Crowe is a freelance makeup artist originally from Detroit, Michigan. She has been living and working in Atlanta, Georgia since 2012. She is a member of IATSE 798 and has over 12 years experience in film, television, editorial, fashion and special effects makeup. In 2014, Amber received a Prime Time Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Makeup for a Mini-Series or TV Movie" for her work in "Anna Nicole". Most recently, her work can be seen as the Makeup Department Head for "The Vampire Diaries" seasons 7 and 8
A powerhouse tax and personal finance professional for over twenty years, Buffie demystifies the daunting world of taxes, personal finance, and small business management with skilled, practical, and sassy guidance. Buffie recently made her television debut on the “The Partner” on CNBC. She was chosen out of 20,000 applicants to be part of the top ten in the nation to compete to be serial entrepreneur and star of CNBC’s “The Profit” host, Marcus Lemonis’ business partner. Buffie finished the competition as part of the Top Four. Buffie is a serial entrepreneur and is the Founder and Managing Member of Buffie, LLC; a small business development firm; Buffie the Tax Heiress, a tax and accounting practice; and Crawl Before You Ball, a personal and business financial management company. Buffie is also the author of Crawl Before You Ball, a personal finance self-help book to help individuals break the cycle of poverty of living from direct deposit to payday loan to direct deposit. Buffie is also a highly sought after tax, personal finance, and small business expert seen on local Atlanta and national media outlets.