Job title: Charitable Giving and Communications Director
Employed by: Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community
What I like most about my job: Having meaningful relationships with our residents, their families, and my fellow staff. Bishop Gadsden is such a special Community and I truly value the way residents and staff appreciate and enjoy spending time with one another.
As Awards Chair, my goals are to: Ensure we are recognizing the ways in which nonprofits, donors, volunteers, and companies are helping to support organizational missions and our greater Charleston community.
I'm originally from: This is sort of a trick question for me – while I was born in Midland, MI (daughter of a corporate executive with Dow Chemical), we moved just six-months after my birth. We then spent small bits of time in Minneapolis, and Sarnia (Ontario, Canada), with the majority of my childhood and teen years being spent in Great Falls, VA, until moving here permanently in 2001.
My hobbies include: Entertaining; interior design; boating; traveling; enjoying my niece and nephews; loving animals; and learning from my husband all about nature, fossils, and geology.
Something my AFP colleagues might not know about me is: I started my career in Washington, DC for a lobbying firm where I was assigned Indian Child Welfare and Federal Highway Spending– not the most uplifting topics. From there, I headed to a trade association and was able to work with counterparts in London, England and Berlin, Germany. Following a business trip to London, I had a quarter-life crisis, quit my job and from that point decided that I wanted to work for a mission greater than me.
If I had one week to do anything I wanted, I would: Travel - with the caveat that I could go for more than a week and have an unlimited budget. My goal would be to head to Australia and New Zealand or go on African Safari.