1. Where were you born and raised; current city; family; hobbies; past business highlights...
I am a native of Athens, AL and a veritable force of creativity, drive and passion. The youngest of four siblings and a graduate of Oakwood College, I am a contracting officer by day with the United States Army Department of Defense/Counternarcotics Terrorism Program. I utilize all of my God-given gifts to make a profound difference in society. I wear many hats in the community, as well my personal life. I am a single mother of a 23-year-old daughter, co-owner of Signature Events by L’SKY, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Incorporated, co-founder of Models for Jesus Christ, and I serve as youth director at my church, New Beginnings MB Church. I am also CEO of “Winner In Me,” a ministry that helps fund a shelter for battered women and children, and I am a strong advocate for female empowerment. This shelter provides a temporary, safe and secure respite where women will be strengthened and empowered to start a new life.
2. How have you grown or personally developed since joining PlanNet?
I have grown so much personally. I have learned what it truly means to be uncomfortable and push outside of my comfort zone. I have learned to continue to stand steadfast and continue to move despite what life throws my way.
3. What drives you; what motivates you?
What drives me are my daughter, my parents, and the people I have partnered with.
4. Who would you consider a role model and why?
My role models are my parents, because they truly have defined what it means to beat the odds. Their love for people and willingness to help anyone they come in contact with is unmatched. They have instilled in me the power of prayer and keeping God first. Their walk with Christ made me hunger to know God for myself.
5. The three words that describe you best are:
Bold, Determined, Persistent
6. If you had some sound advice to give to anyone what would it be?
It doesn't matter what your past is and where you have been..What truly matters is your vision for the future! Know that you can start late, look different, be uncertain, and still succeed‼ I’m just getting started!
7. What does your life look like five years from now?
Within the next five years, I will retire from the government and become full time in this industry. I will fulfill my God-given passion to serve, and open up a halfway house for battered women and children - to teach them the importance of self-love, entrepreneurship, financial stewardship, and to aid them to get back on their feet and into society, where they can give back to other. EACH one REACH one!!