Tell us a little about yourself!
I just celebrated my 40th birthday! I am a mom of four and they were all raised here in Fredericksburg. I have been in Fredericksburg since 1991, when I first came here with my family. My community has been Fredericksburg since 1991. They have raised me, educated me, fed me, and now they employ me. I’m still here! So I am a huge supporter of anything community, such as Downtown Greens, which is why I am here. Growing up here in the downtown area, I remember always walking by and admiring it. The more I learned about it the more I wanted to get involved.
So can you tell us a about what you do here?
I work on behalf at Micah Ministry, Empower House, and Hope House, servicing our homeless community, and I am the community housing locator, where we work to house the homeless. We are so blessed that through Covid we have had additional funding to house our homeless. We now have a 100% funding to house the homeless, we just need landlords. So that is my community job and my passion. I was raised by my community and now, I am living my truth.
What is your favorite thing about Fredericksburg?
Community! I could walk from Mayfield down to Route 1 and I guarantee you that I will run across five people that I know. That is such a blessing. I am never amongst strangers in 22401. You see a lot of people on bicycles, running, jogging.
Why did you take a job on board?
Well the staff is amazing! Hearing throughout the community about Downtown Greens is what brought me closer to it. It was all positive and having conversations with you and other staff and volunteers, I felt that I could give something. I felt that the people that I knew wanted to know and it was my job to tell them about Downtown Greens.
What is your favorite plant?
A flower. I love knockout roses. Knockout roses helped me begin to understand what a perennial and annual plant is. It was because of a conversation I had with my neighbor about her knockout roses, and it became my favorite flower. I now have four dozen roses tattooed across my body.