Efrosini Mandelis grew up in Syracuse, in upstate New York, born to immigrants from the island of Kefalonia in Greece. When she started school, the Americans changed her name to Francine, which never resonated so when her basketball team gave her the nickname “Max," she embraced it. Of course, the Hellenes still call her Ευφροσυνη.
Max graduated cum laude from Boston College and attended exhange programs in San Francisco and London. In 1995, she relocated from Boston to Atlanta, building a good life and surrounded by a supportive community.
She lives in Ansley Park with her rescue dog and usually gets around town by bicycle. Max enjoys peace & quiet, practicing yoga, eating well, hugging trees, loving on animals, exploring places near & far, studying the enneagram, connecting with friends, and walking in the sunlight of the spirit.