I was born in Fairfield, AL., but raised in Buffalo, NY and Bessemer, AL. I attended Alabama State University, served as Freshman Class President, Simpson Hall dorm president, and worked with the SGA in the same year, while also being a part of the Miracle Band, “The Alabama State University Mighty Marching Hornets” where I marched for 2 years. During my junior year, I transferred to the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and later went on to graduate from Faulkner University earning my Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
I have been a resident of South Fulton for 12 years and a member of Crossroads Church South Fulton for 5 years. I have served as a teacher for our wonderful Children’s Ministry for 2 years and a member of Margie’s House. Margie’s house is a non-profit organization designed to make a positive difference in the crusade against hunger, homelessness, poverty, violence, domestic abuse and illiteracy in our community.
I served as leader for our Debt Freedom Team Ministry for over 3 years, also being a part of its conception. I currently still serve as a co-leader and team member. While employed with Citi Bank, I began to volunteer with the Community Initiatives project. This work sparked a passion in me to want to help my friends and family become debt-free homeowners with GREAT CREDIT! This project included building homes for Habitat for Humanity and visiting elementary, middle, and high schools near our job site providing financial education courses. I asked if this program could be shared in other communities, especially our Urban communities. Once I received the approval, I began to visit schools in the DeKalb County school system. While working with students from the 9th -12th grade, I was awarded the Ambassador’s Award from Ronald E. McNair High School. Through this experience and God’s Divine Intervention, it has opened so many doors for me, such as being invited to other churches and conferences to speak, educate, and empower people. I don’t know what the next chapter has in store for me, but I am giving God “Total Control”.
My motto: Financial Fitness is just as important as your Physical Fitness. If you are not financially fit, then you are still not your best “You”. We all get off track but just like exercising and eating healthy, you have to get right back on it. Financial Fitness is a Lifestyle.
“Money needs a manager, don’t let your money manage you!” –author unknown
Additional volunteer and community service initiatives:
Project Open Hand
Habitat for Humanity
Atlanta Community Food Bank
Books for Africa