I am the 6th generation in my family to have grown up in the King’s Grant area of Virginia Beach. I attended Kings Grant Elementary, Lynnhaven Middle School, and then First Colonial High School. In 2006, I graduated from Virginia Wesleyan University with a degree in Business Management.
My great-great grandmother, Mary Jane Etheridge, lived to be 112 years old. My great grandmother, Charolette Ann Berry, and my best friend, lived to be 105 years old. They both lived their entire lives in King’s Grant. In fact, my family has lived in the same neighborhood since 1915.
Hard work and good behavior were instilled in me from an early age. I have a passion for business and service to others. My great grandmother used to tell me,“If you can find a way to add value, you will never be without a friend.” I’ve taken this to heart and it still guides my decisions today.