"I am a proud McDowell County native. Grassroots community development has become a passion that drives me to work hard everyday for McDowell residents. Our county is so rich in natural beauty and economic opportunities. I hope to inspire people to work together for the betterment of our neighborhoods, communities, and region. The Community Engagement Project and the forums supported by the project identifies leaders, builds relationships, and allows folks to problem solve and overcome barriers to health. In my downtime, I enjoy camping and hiking with my family, reading, cooking, and yoga. "