Though I grew up in Creedmoor, NC (and loved it) I really knew that I had arrived at home in Salem, VA. A deacon at my church, marathon runner, sports mom, volunteer and community leader, I feel a deep sense of connection to that community and the people in it. Making a "Whoa Baby" (my catchphrase) impact on our area is what drives me professionally as an Account Execute at Wheeler Broadcasting and what challenges me to strive to make a difference personally. Especially for my 9-year-old son, Cliff, who attends South Salem Elementary.
My drive and passion have allowed me to achieve a BS in Communications from Appalachian State and an MS in Communications from Radford University. I have also been honored with the Best of the Best Award from the Virginia Broadcasting Association and am the President of the Grandin Theatre Foundation.
To be an honoree of the W.I.S.H. Circle is deeply humbling. I accept this honor in hopes that I can continue to grow a sense of love, respect and belonging in my community and to set an example for my son of the power of helping others and of proving the meaning of Hope. In my opinion, that's what wishes are made of. Whoa Baby!