1.Tell us about yourself (where you are from, college, work history, kids names & ages, etc).
From Marietta, Ga. I bleed red and black as I played tennis for  THE University of Georgia. I was an education major, but after college went to work for Pfizer and then Johnson and Johnson in their spine division. That last 11 years, I have been blessed with the opportunity to help grow our family business, Square 1 Art, into a nationwide leader helping advocate visual arts and fund vibrant art programs mostly in elementary schools.
2. What brought your family to River Eves Elementary?

To be closer to family. Plus, East Roswell and Horseshoe Bend offer an amazing neighborhood and school community to raise a family. 

3. How did you begin volunteering at River Eves?

Being a mom of four boys, especially working full time, it’s important for me to find as many ways to be present and visible to my boys while supporting the amazing teachers and administrators that are helping shape my boys’ futures.

4.  Tell us about the various roles/committees you have volunteered for at the school?
Coordinating the Square 1 Art fundraiser for Mrs. O’Hara’s visual art program is where I’m focused most of my time over the last six years. I’m a huge advocate for arts in education and helping River Eves put the A in STEM for a more STEAM focus too. We are so fortunate to have a PTA that believes in this as well and I look forward to advocating for Music and the performing arts in the future as well. I enjoyed co-coordinating the Boosterthon Fun Run with Melissa Crean and loved playing a part in the first annual Winter Jam family event which exceeded our expectations in family participation! I currently serve on the REEF Board as well. REEF is a wonderful organization that allows River Eves to offer our students above and beyond the typical technology and STEM education that would normally exist.
5.  Why do you volunteer your time and resources to the school?
I volunteer my time and support as many fundraisers and events as possible because without volunteers and financial support from families, our children and teachers wouldn’t have even close to the enriched educational experience that currently exists at River Eves. Volunteers and parent participation is CRITICAL to ensuring our students, families, teachers and staff are given every opportunity to experience the incredible events and programs that the PTA and administration bring to REES. The one thing I wish every REES parent would know is that there is no volunteer opportunity too small!  Every little bit counts whether it’s giving of your time in school or home, money or profession! Any level of giving in ANY capacity matters. Your children will see it and take pride in knowing their parents are active in supporting the school no matter what the level of giving.
6.  What do you like to do with your free time (hobbies, activities, travel, etc)?
I love music, singing, family movie time, tennis and most of all spending as much family time with my boys as possible.