Hi there! Over the 23 years of my life here in Greenville, I have watched its transformation from a once-upon-a-time textile capital to one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast, and I couldn’t be more excited to help the Greenville Chamber advocate for the businesses that have made my hometown a success story. I recently graduated from Covenant College in Chattanooga, Tennessee with a degree in International Studies, French, and Writing (and a stint at the National University of Ireland, Galway), but the Upstate has a way of reeling one back to her roots.
In the past, I’ve worked for several local and national publications as a reporter in Washington D.C. and Asheville, N.C., interned for Congressman Jeff Duncan, and had the incredible opportunity to research South-Central-North American foreign policy for the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee (WHEM), U.S. House of Representatives in 2017. Working with WHEM and in Ireland opened my eyes to the limitless opportunities of South Carolina’s expanding global network, while my time as a reporter and PR representative also drove home the importance of visceral, “down-to-earth” story-telling—whether through print, film, or face-to-face connections—to make a growing world smaller. This fall, I’ll be working with the Greenville Chamber to bring to light the stories of the businesses that have shaped the Upstate and the policies that continue to shape them.
Come Saturday, you might find me backpacking somewhere in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, helping out with an up-and-coming Irish language group, Gaeltacht Greenville, or trying to coax an agreeable sound out of my fiddle. Any day of the week, I live for getting to know new people—so, please, don’t hesitate to reach out via my email ([email protected]). Let’s grab a cup of joe sometime!