Hometown: Waynesville, NC
Education: B.A., North Carolina State University
Year Appointed: 2015
What is something that most here wouldn't know about you? I have the most embarrassing taste in music. My Pandora stations range from Spice Girls Radio to 90's Country.
What’s your passion here? What motivates you to do what you do? Every so often, I will grab a camera, walk around campus, and see what I find. I am always impressed by the day-to-day at North Cross—the things that are hard to capture on camera, but give genuine meaning to the "more happens here" message that we promote.
What was your favorite book you read in school? I had a great AP British Literature teacher in high school, so I enjoyed most of the books I read in that class. My favorite was Jane Eyre—I still read it on occasion.
What's your favorite North Cross tradition? The Fat Pencil ceremony is my favorite tradition. You get a real sense of the close community, lasting relationships, and memorable experiences that North Cross fosters from the earliest years through graduation and beyond.
If you didn't do what you do here, what else would you be doing? Until my junior year of college, I had every intention of going to law school. However, I ended up getting really involved in the politics of my political science major and decided to pursue campaigns, elections, and government. I worked in the NC Senate (where I met Daniel) and the NC Lt. Governor's Office previously, so I would probably still be in that arena if we did not move to Roanoke.