If you are finding my website via my Twitter account, Facebook page or an old website I’ve designed, welcome! I’m currently in a state of transition with my twin sons now in college. I do a little bit of everything it seems and have learned so much since I myself became an adult like my boys. Here’s a little about me below. If I can be of service to you, please let me know…
I wish someone had told me in high school to pursue the subject I loved (art/advertising) in college instead of the occupation of the coolest woman I knew who drove a Mercedes Benz. I loved her look and lifestyle and wanted it for my own. I guess it was a blessing I took accounting my very first quarter in college because that’s when I realized I absolutely detested my chosen major that went by the very same name. My boss at the time, the Director of Admissions at Valdosta State, suggested I pursue communications, and that’s what I did. Much of what I learned then, I use now. (I also minored in journalism.)
After college, I followed my dreams and moved to Washington, D.C. where I served as the National Director for a newly founded collegiate non-profit organization. (My 10 minutes of fame was on C-Span.) I then was hired to become the Coordinator of Economic Development for my hometown before becoming the Customer Service Coordinator at one of Florida’s largest citrus manufacturers after getting married and moving to Central Florida.
Later, after having children and becoming a homemaker, I created my own freelance design business selling stationery with custom graphic designs, mostly to my friends. While my boys were in school, I earned a Digital Media Certificate, which landed me a job working for my alma mater as their first-ever Director of Development after starting a successful web design business and volunteering for years doing PR and working on special projects at our boys’ schools and in our county. I also freelanced as a writer and photographer for our local newspaper.
I have discovered over the years that I am passionate about communication and solving problems. In my job, I use creative projects to solve problems with photography, graphic design, organizing volunteers and storytelling. I’ve also used these same skills as a volunteer at my sons’ schools, for their athletic teams, at my church and anywhere else I have felt led to serve.
The one word that describes me these days is “simple.” Before embarking on any project, I do my research and simplify it down to the bare necessities, which usually saves money and time – the two things most people put a premium on.
Thanks for stopping by. Join me as I continue simplifying my life, all the way to the finish line!