Dads are like magicians. They can turn a tantrum into a tickle-fest, MacGyver a broken Barbie back to life, and can heal a boo-boo with a single smooch. There are cool dads all over Atlanta and we wanted to share a few that we think are pretty awesome. These dads juggle everything from brain surgery to building fashion brands all while making sure not to miss Saturday waffles. Here are eight papas that make Atlanta proud.

Marc Castelo

Marc Castelo is dad to two daughters, Olivia (10) and Lulu (7), and owner of popular play space Play 2 Grow. Castelo trained as a Pediatric Physical Therapist, and decided to open a developmental play space with his wife Christine. Castelo is also the founder of kiddie band Always Saturday, that focuses on fundraising for families and causes like Camp Sunshine. This makes him a true rock star in our book. “Sometimes juggling jobs and roles makes it difficult to keep family balance but it's a priority we always manage to keep,” he explains. Learn more about his latest project here.

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–Phebe Wahl

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