Shopkeeper, Radio Announcer
What is your connection to Central Georgia?
Love. I met my (now) husband about 6 and a half years and I moved to Macon and been here ever since.
Who/what is the biggest influence in your life?
I have too many influences in my life to even pick and single out one. I try to learn something from every person that I come in contact with, so a lot of my friends, my mom especially, my grandmother, granddad—they’ve all been big influences in my life. My granddad had a dairy farm growing up, so I learned at a very early age: get up, go to bed early, get up and go to work…
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned (or advice) that you’d like to share with others?
Forgive people. Try to be inclusive and include people. Don’t be judgmental or try to exclude people from your life because you can learn something from everybody.
Life-changing/significant moment in your life?
One of the most significant things that’s happened to me in my life here in Macon is being a part of the Mentors Project. That has been one of the greatest things that I’ve done in my life. We help a lot of under-privileged kids In Macon and it’s really, really cool to get to know them. I had a young lady work for me this summer that’s part of the program and she was my intern. Getting to know her—I mean, I’ve fallen in love with her. I just love her to pieces and I love having her here.
So did she just work here at the shop with you?
She did. She worked 20 hours a week. We got a grant from the Community Foundation to place kids in the Mentors Project with local downtown business owners for the summer. She worked 20 hours a week for the summer, and now, I’ve hired her on to work two days a week.
What are your hobbies/what do you do in your free time?
I love Broadway Musicals and I love to travel. I have a radio show on 100.9 The Creek, Sundays at noon. I’ve been doing that since January.