After graduation I stayed around for a few years, bartending and other odd jobs. I then married and moved to Miami, Florida where I enjoyed the next 17 years in a bikini on the most beautiful beaches in the world. I worked as a Project Manager for several prominent Miami builders.
I then moved to Charleston, S. Carolina for a few years where I wrote and sold a cookbook. 14 years ago I moved to Atlanta Georgia and started a new construction cleaning company and have enjoyed a thriving construction business in one of the busiest cities in the U.S. I am currently working with an artist friend and will hopefully be launching a unique Handbag Collection.
In between moves I traveled extensively, still can't get enough of seeing new places and am always planning the next trip. My mom still lives in Berea and I come home 3 or 4 times a year to be with her and my brothers and sisters who stayed behind. I am a big supporter of all things Berea. My dad was a Berea Fireman and they have a special place in my heart.
My dream is to either eventually come home (full circle) and buy a tremendous house on the Lake BUT I also have my eye on 17 acres at the foot of the Grand Tetons in Wyoming. I may open up a Spiritual center then deed the land to the Park when I pass on. So many plans, so little time. Tick, tick, tick.
When my mom read this she said no one will believe me, I sound like a long winded braggart. I reminded her that the Berea School System produced alot of winners. Hey, I'm no Jim Tressel but I have made my mark. The real question is, am I happy? I reply, 1,000,000 X YES!!!
I have said it to him in person more than once, but would like to say it again. I took social studies with Mr. John Mastik and the way he handled an event that occured in my life changed me forever in the most positive and uplifting way. Thank you for caring at that critical time. With that one seemingly small instance you put me on a fast track to success. I have never forgotten.