I grew up in Richmond, Va., but have lived all over including Georgia, Belgium, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, California, Washington, Oregon and Black Mountain, N.C. I was baptized at All Saints Episcopal Church when I was 13, was confirmed a year later and participated in youth group activities throughout high school.
After a year abroad as an exchange student, I attended Smith College and earned a BA in Sociology in 1988. In 2004, I finished my master’s of arts in teaching at Oregon State University and settled into a career of nearly 20 years as a Language Arts teacher.
My husband David and I have a big blended family with six adult children and three grandchildren between us. We moved to Wilmington in 2018 and find that coastal life suits us well. David retired from psychiatry in 2018, and I currently work at Alderman Elementary School as a special education teaching assistant.
Since moving to the Port City, I’ve found my tribes: my neighborhood, my New Hanover County School District colleagues and especially my St. Paul’s Church family. I’m a Daughter of the King, sit on the vestry and am active on the Parish Life committee. In my free time, I love to ride my bike, read, listen to podcasts, try new recipes, travel and spoil my grandkids.