Hometown: Baltimore, Md.
Bio: My journalism career started as an intern for the Baltimore Evening Sun. My first full-time newspaper job was in Fort Lauderdale at the Sun-Sentinel, where I covered small business and the boating industry. Later, I moved on to Jackson, MS as a business writer for the Clarion-Ledger. I worked for the Charlotte Observer for four years in its business news department, where I covered the utility industry and small business.
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How would you describe your political beliefs?
No strict political views. I have some conservative and liberal bones.
Are you registered with a certain party?
How religious would you consider yourself? (casual, observant, devout, non religious)
Committed to God, in faith and trust.
Local Hot-Button Issues
Jobs, crime, and revitalization of key corridors/neighborhoods in Stone Mountain. I often hear about areas such as Memorial Drive and Stone Mountain Village having their “heyday” years ago. With an educated work force, economic and continued cultural/arts development, among other things, I see no reason why that can’t be the case again someday. It may be on a smaller scale than before (given the lackluster economy) but revitalization is still possible.
One of the things that impresses me is the entrepreneurial and giving spirit that exists in both the city of Stone Mountain and unincorporated areas. Entrepreneurs have vision and can get things done.