Family & Consumer Sciences, Augusta-Richmond County


B.S., Home Economics, Georgia Southern University

Clubs/organizations/professional memberships

NEAFCS, GEAFCS, Exchange Club of Augusta (Chair of Exhibit Hall)

Prevent Child Abuse – Augusta (Past President),

Greater Augusta Health Network (Board Member)

CSRA Senior Citizens Council (Board Member)

Early Childhood Development Conference (advisory member)

Live Healthy Augusta (advisory member)


I grew up in Warrenton, Ga

How long have you been working with Extension?

I have worked for Extension for over 23 years.

What originally attracted you to Extension work and what would you say is the best part of the job?

Since my high school home ec classes, the only thing ever I wanted to do was be a home economist for either Georgia Power or Cooperative Extension.

Can you tell us about any role models or inspirations you might have?

Other than my parents, my role model was my high school home economics teacher.

Any favorite books or movies?

I love to read biographies, Historical narratives, Western fiction and nonfiction writings, current events and Christian literature.  One of my favorite books is “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

What has been your proudest moment as an Extension agent?

I don’t think that there is one defining moment, but knowing that Extension is missional work and behavior has changed – whether it was lowering A1C, losing 15 pounds, having someone starting a savings account or knowing that someone went from being homeless to owning a home are all proud moments. Also, the influence that we can have on young 4-H’ers are lifelong lessons – a 5th grader’s DPA was with rabbits, now he has graduated from UGA Vet school!  All of these are proud moments.

What are some of your hobbies or favorite activities outside of work?

I love to travel, garden, read, quilt and make dresses for orphanages in Third World countries.

If you weren’t an Extension agent, what other line of work do you think you would have pursued?

I would have taught middle school social studies/history classes.

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