I was fortunate to start my career in the Community Affairs department for The Home Depot in Marietta, GA, where my passion for helping others through non-profits was ignited. I had the opportunity to volunteer for Hands on Atlanta and Habitat for Humanity on 3 builds, along with serving on the March of Dimes committee.
My husband and I returned home to Florida and I was blessed to be chosen to join Junior Achievement as a Special Events Manager. At the time, the organization was small and it was exciting to be part of the growth and expansion over my nearly 21 years of tenure. Through my own professional growth and advancement to VP of Development, it was an honor to work with a highly effective team; expanding from a 4-county franchise to serving 100,000 students in a 12-county area in and around Tampa Bay.
After nearly 21 years, my path took me to Special Olympics Florida in 2017, where I have served as the Development Director for the West Coast. The mission spoke to me personally and is near and dear to my heart. My brother Clayton will be celebrating 30 years this year as an accomplished athlete. The opportunities afforded him has made an indelible impact on his life and our family. Celebrating his and his team’s two USA Games (2014 and 2018) gold medal wins was an absolute highlight.