After graduating from Mississippi State University in 2004 with a degree in Public Relations, I moved to Nashville in early 2005 to pursue a dream – I just wasn’t clear on what it was. Since then, I’ve worked as a cosmetics business manager, a freelance graphic designer and served on the board of the Nashville chapter of Mississippi State Alumni in multiple capacities, including President.
I have experience managing multiple projects and overseeing their development, including leading teams and enforcing project deadlines. I’ve gained experience in managing all aspects of marketing and special events for multiple companies, including my own, as well as developed the ability to create and maintain a strong online presence through websites, newsletters and social media. In addition, I possess the ability to work calmly under pressure during times when projects require quick turnaround and am comfortable working as a part of a team or autonomously.
What’s the last thing you watched on TV and why did you choose to watch it?
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on HBO; because when HBO Now is streaming all of the Harry Potter movies and on a rainy Sunday afternoon, there is no more obvious choice.
What’s your favorite ’90s jam?
90’s music reigns supreme. I have vivid memories of hitting record on my boom box just as my favorite song of the moment began playing on the radio. Natalie Imbruglia’s version of “Torn” probably has the most memories attached to it. It was the song that my friends and I played over and over again in my ’89 Honda Accord the day I turned 16 and finally got my driver’s license.
How would you rate your memory?
Steel trap, but selective. I have the uncanny knack of completely forgetting the specific details of things that have angered or frustrated me about negative situations. On the other hand, if we’ve met, I can most likely tell you, in great detail, exactly when and where and the events surrounding the occasion.
What was the last gift you gave someone?
A Kindle Paperwhite, to my husband, for our honeymoon.
What were you like in high school?
I thought for the longest time that I didn’t fully become who I am until well after high school, but when I read some of the comments in my yearbooks a few years ago, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that back then I was a little more myself than I always thought I was.