1. What’s your place of birth?
I was born in Foley, Alabama, and I attended Foley High School. I went to Foley Elementary School as well as Foley Middle.
2. Did you participate in any extracurricular activities? Were you any good?!
Yes, I played varsity softball my freshman, sophomore and junior year. I was a member of the Foley High School Science Olymiad team team where I placed in a number of events regionally and at state.
3. Did you go to college, business/tech school after graduation?
After high school, I attended Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama.
4. What sort of jobs have you done since graduation? Have a favorite?
I was a camp counselor the summer after I graduated from high school at Camp Beckwith. I have been teaching in the Baldwin County School system since my graduation in 2000. I began working in January 2001 at Robertsdale High School. In the fall of 2005, I transferred to Foley.
5. If you hadn’t become a _____, what might you have done?
If I had not become a teacher, I might have gone into nursing.
6. What life lessons has adversity taught you?
Life has taught me to never give up.
7. One or two things you really miss about high school?
I miss the playing softball. I miss seeing my friends every day.
8. Who was the person who most influenced you, and how?
My grandparents were the most influential people. They always pushed me to do my best and told me that I could do anything that I put my mind to. They were always very supportive.
9. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
I plan to see and spend time in all fifty states within my lifetime.
10. What is one thing you would encourage high school students to do before they graduate?
Make a ten year plan. It will change over time but have a plan on where you plan to be in ten years. Set goals and do not let anything stand in the way of those goals. Make the most out of your life and do something you enjoy.
11. The best advice you would give a 20-year-old would be?
Experience the world outside of your community and the US. Travel as much as possible.