I was born in Valdosta Georgia. I’m a Georgia peach.I grew up in the South, mostly in Central Florida, where I was always heading over to Clearwater Beach with my friends. I love the beach!
I came to Tyndale after almost eight years at another company. It was a difficult situation, and I needed to find a better place for me. A friend of mine told me about an Executive Assistant position that was open and I applied for the job. I got the job! During the nine years I have been at Tyndale I have changed jobs a few times. From Executive Assistant to Product Development Manager to Marketing and Product Manager to my current job as Acquisitions Director. I feel very fortunate to be here and love my job!
When you were a young child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a singer or a veterinarian. I have always loved to sing – I sang my first solo in church when I was four. I have also always loved animals. We had cats and dogs my entire life growing up. I can’t watch the ASPCA commercials they always make me cry.
What was your first paid job?
I worked at Montgomery Wards in Lakeland Florida as a sales clerk.
What do you like most about your job at Tyndale?
I love that I get to help create books that help children and families learn to know Christ better. With every book we publish, we strive to create content that will point people to Jesus and His word. What a great privilege that is!!
What is your favorite Tyndale Kids product and why?
That’s a hard one! I think at the moment it would have to be a series coming up soon called Sit for a Bit. It is a picture book series that will not only help children to memorize scripture, but will help them understand the meaning behind the verses they learn. My prayer is that these books will help to foster a deep love of scripture in kids – and in their parents.
What have been your favorite memories from this summer?
Spending time with my grandkids! I’ve taken a few Fridays’ off to go to the pool with them and my daughter, we went to the fireworks together for the Fourth of July, and had cookouts. I love living close enough to them that I can do these things – what a blessing!