I grew up in Hickory, NC, and I am married and have 2 children, Michael (a student at UCONN) and Thornton (a junior at Currituck County High School). I currently live in Grandy, NC about 20 minutes from the Outer Banks beaches. I attended Kenyon College in Ohio as an undergraduate where I double-majored in English and Drama. After graduation, I went to Tulane University in New Orleans where I received a MFA in both directing and scene design. I have lived in many different parts of the country including Alexandria, VA; Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA; and Albany/Troy, NY. However, I still retain my Southern accent. I have held diverse jobs over the years, perhaps the most unusual being a comic book colorist. After the birth of my second child, I attended Appalachian State University in Boone, NC where I received my MBA in 1996. My husband, Anthony (who is from Brooklyn and upstate NY), and I purchased the Coastal Carolina Water distributorship in 2006, moving from Connecticut to NC to be closer to my parents who reside in Hertford, NC (along with many aunts, uncles and cousins!). Before moving to NC, I was the membership services manager for the Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce. I am therefore a firm believer in the power of relationship building and networking. In my present position, I sell, market and design!