Member Spotlight















What is your favorite placement?

I loved serving as a Provisional Advisor, (2014-2015 & 2015-2016). Being a provisional advisor was a wonderful way to meet new people, help our new members learn more about and become better acclimated with JLM. I believe the provisional year is the most critical period for members because it serves as an introduction to JLM and all the organization has to offer. The experience, be it good or not so good will either motivate them to continue their active service or make a hard decision not to continue. So, I worked extremely hard to make sure that the provisionals I encountered had a great experience!

Why did you get involved in the JLM?

I have always been passionate about helping those around me realize and reach their potential and improving my community. I joined and began my league service through the Junior League of Jackson and now being an active member of JLM I have been provided an awesome opportunity to do both while making a positive impact! I’ve also learned more about the community in which I now call, HOME! 

What have you learned from being a member of the JLM?

My service in the league has taught me so much, especially about myself. I have learned how to be a better leader both personally and professionally, acknowledge the art of delegation, and become more organized. All of my experiences have helped shaped me into the woman and volunteer that I am today.

What advice do you have for other members about choosing a meaningful placement?

Choose a placement that will require you to step outside your comfort zone. Do something that will require you to learn something new about yourself, others, your community and stretch your 10%. More importantly, be intentional about your service in the league because the lives you touch today will impact our future tomorrow! 

What’s been your favorite GMM location and/or speaker?

My favorite location was the National Civil Rights Museum and my favorite speaker Lani Glancy, VP of Diversity and Inclusion at AutoZone. Her story really inspired me. It was a journey of determination to succeed, courage and tenacity.

What is your occupation?

I work at International Paper as a communications specialist. Prior to relocating to Memphis, I worked in higher education for 16 years.

What is your favorite Memphis restaurant?

This is such a hard question to answer…I can’t pin point just one but if I had to choose restaurant it would be Babalu. I love their guacamole.

Who’s your favorite sports team?

I don’t have a specific sports team, but I’d have to root for the Grizzlies and the Cowboys!

What is your favorite quote?

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  – Maya Angelo 

What is the last book you read and would recommend?

“The Art of Authenticity” by Karissa Thacker