What brought you to Austin?
My husband and I moved to Austin in 2000 via Birmingham, AL, originally from Florida. He was accepting a new position with the Texas Education Agency. I was continuing my work with American Cancer Society. We were on a "5 year plan" but have fallen in love with Austin, all things Texas, and are rising Texans. I can't imagine why anyone would live any where else.
Who is a local entrepreneur you admire?
Amy Simmons from Amy's Ice Cream. My dream job as a kid was to work in an ice cream store. Amy took that up a notch with her quality product, fun atmosphere and multiple locations.
Who inspired you?
Everyone who loves what they do inspires me. We live in such a great time where interests, hobbies and passions can become profitable businesses.
Why Junior Achievement?
For me it is a great way to make connections between passionate adults and kids who want to do great things.
What is a piece of financial advice you rely on or wish you had learned earlier?
High interest credit card spending is bad!
What is some advice you would give your high school self?
Don't be afraid to be creative.