Growing up in Columbia I developed an early appreciation for the arts as I studied music and theater at Hammond School and made frequent trips to the Columbia Museum of Art. Upon graduating from Duke University, I returned to Columbia and became involved with the Museum's Contemporaries affiliate program for young professionals. I served on the Contemporaries' board for two terms, chairing major fundraisers and helping with the Museum's major acquisition of the Dale Chihuly chandelier.
I work in public affairs at SCANA and am very involved with community service. I currently serve on the boards of the Junior League of Columbia, Salvation Army of the Midlands, and Palmetto Health Foundation. I am an active member of the United Way's Young Leaders Society, SC Public Relations Society of America, Duke University, and Hammond School alumni associations.
My husband and I support the arts in Columbia because we understand the value of having a strong creative class to attract business and growth. We enjoy travel and have developed a fondness for impressionist art and particularly Matisse during our time spent in France.