After graduating from NC State University and Elon, Raleigh has been home to me and my family since 1979. Being from a small town in eastern North Carolina is a gift I've learned to appreciate even more as I have grayed. It nurtured a thankfulness for family, friends, and building relationships. I have a love and appreciation for our rural communities and the life they offer. This love and appreciation fuel the passion for the work I do today.