As the youngest child of four to a single mother I constantly learned from her example. I saw my mom work tirelessly, sacrificing a lot to ensure we had what we needed. There were days she walked several miles early in the morning to catch a bus to get to work on time. She knew any hiccup in her day could have a drastic impact on our family.
I learned how to problem-solve and multi-task by emulating my mom. She not only kept our family running as smoothly as possible, but she did the same for her employers. She ingrained in me a hope for a better future and gave me the confidence to believe in myself. My mother was and still is my first hero.
Originally from Richmond, Virginia, I chose Wake County as my home nearly three decades ago. Like many, I moved to the area in pursuit of higher education. I found my place at NC State University. Before I knew it I was setting roots and getting immersed in this unique community. After graduation I was eager to get more involved in my new community. The world of civic engagement, campaigns and non-profit work gave me the opportunity to try to do my part to make a difference.
I proudly consider myself a doer who ensures a streamlined experience for those we serve. Professionally, I have held various roles from compliance officer to senior management at local nonprofits. Most recently I have served as a leadership trainer and recruiter at LEAD NC, a nonprofit organization focused on ensuring our elected officials reflect the strength and diversity of North Carolina.
When I’m not checking off boxes in my professional capacity, I am working out, spending time with neighbors, listening to a podcast while walking my two spoiled dogs or at a Hurricanes game with my husband, Robbie, and our 13 year old son, Ben. I am looking forward to getting to know more people in our community during my campaign, and the issues that are important to all of you.