Farmhouse in the City has been a part of historic, downtown Roswell area since 2010. Longtime friends and mothers of young children, Renee Egan and Jennifer Brown had been searching for a small business they could grow. When they found out the owner of Cork and Canvas/Farmhouse in the City was selling the children's portion of the company in 2013, they decided to purchase the business, revamp the studio and expand the programs offered to area children.
After three years, Jennifer decided to pursue other ventures, but she can still be seen around the farmhouse from time to time, helping as the resident animal expert. Renee continues working to make Farmhouse in the City North Metro Atlanta's creative art destination.
Renee lives in East Cobb with her husband Rich, daughter Hannah (11) and son Reed (10). She is a member of Tritt Elementary School Council as both a parent and a business owner. She is on the strategic planning board to increase Tritt's STEM certification to also include the arts.
Renee graduated with a degree in Marketing and held multiple Marketing roles at technology companies in Atlanta. Renee's one regret had always been not pursing an art degree, having heard all of her life that there were no jobs in that field. So when she had the opportunity to purchase Farmhouse in City, she thought it might be fate. When she isn't at the farmhouse, she can be found traveling, playing tennis or carpooling her kids between the dance studio and baseball, basketball or football fields.