Use your God-given talents for good. What are you really good at? What energizes you? Those are the things that should be put into action in your career and serving others. I constantly ask myself, ‘What really matters at the end of the day?’
Hometown: Meridian, MS
Profession: Founder/Owner of Urban Cookhouse (Homewood & Summit locations)
My Passion: Mentoring inner-city youth
What was your job before/during college?
I worked several jobs to pay my way through college, from group fitness instructor to secretary at a law office.
Who most inspires you?
My husband, David. He motivates me to always strive for excellence and to never become complacent in any aspect of life. He is a very effective leader and an excellent teacher.
If I could be totally wild, I would…
Enroll in extensive dance training classes. I regret not focusing on dance in my youth and still love to dance when I get the opportunity. I am usually the first one the dance floor!
Words to live by?
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind.
What quality do you most like in a man?
Confidence. As capable as women are, we need a someone to lead us with confidence.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Creating a restaurant concept that serves the community by supporting the local farmer.
What trait do you most deplore in others?
My best friend says I am…
What is your greatest extravagance?
Full-service hotels. There is nothing better than a good Ritz-Carlton when traveling!
What keeps me awake at night…
My to-do list! It is never-ending and I always feel like I am forgetting something!
I am guilty of…
Taking a break from office work to watch the Wendy Williams Show!
If you could meet anyone in the world who would it be and what would you say to them?
Justin Timberlake. I am a lifelong fan of everything he does. I would tell him that him and Jessica should get together with David and I for a double date sometime. I mean, we should definitely be friends!
What is your greatest fear?
Leaving this life and not doing all I could to make an impact within my sphere of influence.
You can never have too many…
Pairs of earrings or necklaces. Accessories can make or break an outfit!