In 2006, my husband and I moved to the Low Country. After the birth of our first child, we moved to James Island to raise our family. After focusing on my real estate career, I ultimately decided to stay at home with my children. Then, when a need arose at the school my children attend, I stepped in and am happy to serve as a preschool teacher on James Island.
We live on James Island near Folly Beach and take advantage of the all the beauty and recreation opportunities the Low Country provides. Whether it's the beach, local parks or our local community sports teams, we are always busy having fun around the Island! At this point in my life, I feel called to give a strong and enthusiastic voice for James Island on City Council, restore common sense on council, and put problem-solving above any political or personal agenda.
While being a mother of three and a preschool teacher on the Island not only keeps me on my toes, it also affords me the opportunity to understand the perspectives of many families in our community. My previous work and life experiences also have helped me listen to and explore everyone's opinions. I believe this is something we need for our community, especially at this time and for this seat.
In addition to active involvement with our children’s sports activities on James Island, I currently serve on the Charleston County Board of Assessment Appeals and as the President of a community HOA.
There is no denying that James Island has changed over the past decade. With the exponential growth and development has come even greater needs for improved infrastructure – be it for drainage, traffic, or more. We can no longer accept having our concerns be afterthoughts for city government.
James Island deserves a strong voice to fight for our fair share of resources, so action can be taken – not just studies – on flooding mitigation, traffic congestion improvements, and necessary enhancements to the James Island Recreation Center.