I’ve had two major impactful events on my life: first, in 2005, I learned firsthand (unfortunately) how women across the world are losing their kids to their abusive husbands. No, you can’t just “leave” him. I became actively involved in helping women to protect themselves and their children, using my Auburn PR degree. I’ve done countless radio/television/newspaper interviews nationally on the subject. Second, in 2017 my 14-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer, and doctors removed a 4.5-pound “football” tumor, we named Cam Newton for her love of Auburn. Through that experience, I left my CEO post, and started my own event planning business so I could manage her care and paying the bills. She is in remission and living like a normal teen, and I remain my own boss, winning the “Best Of” Award in my industry 3 years in a row.
I graduated in 1991 and went on to Emerson College for my MA, graduating in 1992. I’ve spent my career working with communities and agencies helping to promote involvement and spirit.