Where have you lived besides Richmond?
I am a Richmond girl through and through. I was born here and have lived here all of my life.
How did you come to call the Museum District home?
I grew up in the house that my grandparents built in the 1920s. After inheriting it, we began a 4 1/2 year historical renovation, bringing it back from incredible disrepair. Now, I am again calling the Museum District home.
Tell us a little about your career path.
I’ve always had a passion for clothing design. After receiving my BFA in fashion design from VCU, I began working as an assistant designer for an athletic sportswear company, then for 8 years, as a designer for a national clothing company. I started my own business designing custom swimwear, which I have had for 30 years. It has been rewarding to create a product that can contribute confidence, comfort, and in some circumstances satisfy a serious need.
What is your favorite part of the Museum District?
I love being part of a neighborhood that has such a feeling of community. We have neighbors that we can count on at a moments notice. I also enjoy meeting new friends when walking my dogs.
What is your favorite thing to do in Richmond?
I'm a homebody, but you wouldn't have to ask me twice to have a bite at a restaurant nearby.
Tell us about your hobbies and interests.
I love to fix things and I will try anything first, just to see if I can do it. I enjoy going to the gym, gardening, hosting small get-togethers, the beach, and trading stocks. I like nothing better in the evenings to just chill in front of the TV with my family.