I am the Director of Writing for the Honors College at Virginia Commonwealth University where I’ve been teaching for over fifteen years and previously earned a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in Literature.
I was elected to the Ashland Town Council in 2002 and served as the town mayor for ten years. During this time I have represented Ashland and often served in executive leadership roles for the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission (RRPDC), Virginia Municipal League (VML), Richmond Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce (GRCC), and others. I am passionate about local government, long-term regional planning, and encouraging sustainable, long-term economic development that respects quality of life.
I’ve lived in Ashland with my husband for over 30 years. We have one grown daughter who is married to an Ashland business owner. We also have two grandchildren who will attend Hanover county schools.