I spent most of my grade-school years in Columbia, MD during the height of its growth from sleepy semi-rural community to booming sought-after suburb (sound familiar?). Redistricting of our schools was a constant threat, so much so that my sister and I attended different high schools.
I’m a graduate of Virginia Tech (go Hokies!) where I earned my BS in Accounting.
I am the first woman in my family to earn a college degree. Both my mother and father worked hard and sacrificed much because they knew education was key to pursuing the American Dream.
I spent nearly 20 years in public accounting as a CPA serving clients across the DC region. I was one of the first women at my firm to pioneer telecommuting after the birth of my first child. In 2002, my husband decided to start his software services company, and I eventually left my career to raise our children and help him run the business.
Running a small business is not for the faint of heart, and you learn a lot about setting priorities and making tough decisions. I know what it’s like to be both a working mother and a stay-at-home mom while trying to make sure my children have the best school experience possible.