I am a Northern/Yankee transplant to Memphis. (I still say “you guys” 90% of the time but have started sneaking in “y’all” 10% of the time.) Born and raised in Central Pennsylvania, I went to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and moved to Memphis immediately after graduating in 2006, with the intention to “just stay a little” before moving back “home” to The North. Only weeks after moving here, some friends introduced me to a true Memphis Boy and I ended up staying. I’m here for good now.
My first career was in Marketing for a Memphis security company. I got my real estate license, earned my MBA from the University of Memphis, and had my oldest daughter all in the same year. My husband and I opened two restaurants (one has since closed) with a very dear friend, and for awhile I schlepped my baby to the restaurant and she screamed in a Pack & Play while I did my work there. After daughter number two came along, I scaled back from restaurant work but still help from time to time with their website. Today I still practice real estate, occasionally teach yoga, spend a lot of time at my kids’ school, and do a lot of laundry. I’m a member of Junior League of Memphis, DAR, and Germantown Presbyterian Church.