I grew up in a very small town in Virginia, Clifton Forge, and received my bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech. My husband and I moved to Georgia when he was in the Army at Fort Benning and we decided to stay. We both received our master’s degrees from Georgia State University. While teaching I went on to obtain my Educational Specialist degree from Brenau University and Georgia State University. I retired from education in 2012. While I was teaching I worked with some of my students on Shakespeare and we presented plays as a culminating activity. When I saw an ad in the paper for auditions at a local community theatre, I decided to try out and got a part in the play, “It’s a Wonderful Life” in 2008. I had caught the theater bug! I went on to act in many plays in the area, mostly at New Dawn, but also at Players Guild at Sugar Hill. Another passion of mine is DAR. I had done some research on my family history, but I was lucky to have an aunt who had completed the line on my mother’s side. Thus began my love of DAR. I am currently the Vice Regent at the Duluth chapter, William Day, and will be Vice Chair for two Georgia State DAR committees – American Indians and Constitution Week for the next two years. Finally, my love of music drives me in chairing the parade for the Duluth Fall Festival. Unfortunately, the festival is cancelled this year due to the coronavirus, but I am getting prepared for the 2021 festival parade! I love a parade!