Q: What Do you Do for a Living?
A: Systems Analyst at Encova Insurance
Q: Tell Us About Your Family and Pets!
A: I have a full house with Marley the dog, Bart the red-eared slider, and two kittens from a Merion Village litter, Chloe and Tasha.
Q: Which Neighborhood Do You Currently Call Home?
A: Merion Village
Q: Why Did You Move to Your Neighborhood?
A: I wanted to buy a small house in a walkable neighborhood that was close to where I work.
Q: Where Else Have You Lived?
A: I'm originally from a small town just north of Pittsburgh. Since coming to Columbus, I've lived in Westerville, New Albany, Grandview, and Hilliard.
Q: South Side Organization(s) Where You Work/Volunteer
A: Current Secretary of the Merion Village Association
Q: How Are You Active in The South Side?
A: I volunteer with local organizations, check out the local businesses, spend a lot of time walking around the parks, and serve on the MVA board.
Q: What Are Some Causes or Organizations That Are Important to You and Why?
A: My top 3 causes are helping animals, ending hunger, and promoting cultural equity.
Q: What's Your Favorite Thing About the South Side?
A: I love how active everyone is - I meet so many new people at the park or while sitting on my porch swing.
Q: If You Could Make One Improvement to the South Side, What Would It Be?
A: Less crime
Q: What Would You Tell Someone Who May Move to the South Side?
A: It's a wonderful place to live! The houses are cute, the people are lovely, and the businesses are amazing!
Each week, we will feature at least one individual who lives, works and/or volunteers on the South Side and who helps to build and strengthen our community every day. If you’d like to nominate someone for the spotlight, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.