Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Chaina “Chai” Dobbins moved to Atlanta in 2008 in pursuit of higher education. Upon graduation from Spelman College, she was drawn to the air of entrepreneurship and flexibility offered by the city and opted to remain in Atlanta. There, she was introduced to the cigar culture as a server at Highland Cigar Company. Within 2 years, Chaina was named General Manager, and what happened in between – and since- has equipped her with a certain passion, knowledge and set of skills to propel a vision of further consistency, camaraderie and expansion within the community. These experiences led to her creation of Mix Mingle Indulge, a SOTL-led group dedicated to uplifting and celebrating the many facets of this vibrant lifestyle. As a server, Chaina understands the importance of a community of consumers. As a manager, she understands the significance of quality over quantity. As a consumer, she values honesty and consistency. As a leader, she hopes to mend these realities into a cohesive reality for fellow “people of the leaf”.