Co-Founder at Read Bama Read
Following the April 27, 2011 tornadoes that ripped through Tuscaloosa, Alabama, I wanted to contribute to the recovery of this city. I decided that the most meaningful way to give back was to focus on helping in an area that would impact not only those immediately affected by the tornado, but also leave a lasting legacy to future generations. Partnering with Dana Duckworth, I co-founded ReadBAMARead. Together, and with the help of friends and family from around the globe, ReadBAMARead aided with the rebuilding of three Tuscaloosa public school libraries, by raising more than $150,000.00. Beyond the initial endeavor, ReadBAMARead continues to promote literacy and has recently partnered with The University of Alabama's College of Education. With a new intervention "The ReadBAMARead Express" we are promoting literacy to children from 3 years through the 3rd grade. Visit our website ReadBAMARead.org for more information.
April 2011 - Present
Front Desk Receptionist at Doubletree
Overseeing more than 200 guest rooms by checking in guests, filtering guest requests, verifying payment of rooms, monitoring safe deposit boxes, and communicating any and all emergencies to appropriate management and/or city emergency personnel.
April 1987 - July 1988
Sales Hostess at Walt Disney World
Located in the Magic Kingdom of Walt Disney World, the Emporium was the busiest store of all Disney World properties. Beyond selling merchandise in the Emporium, I also aided in reuniting lost children with their families, and helped with crowd control during parades on Main Street.
June 1984 - January 1987