Tell Us a Bit About Yourself, Including Your History in Westerville?
My family moved to Westerville for the schools when my sister was 6 and I was 2 (go All-Stars, Huskies and Wildcats!) After graduating from Ohio University I came back to Westerville, which my sister affectionately nicknamed my "bubble," and in 2013 I moved Uptown, where community involvement became very important to me. I'm a founding board member of Uptown Westerville Inc., a board member of Westerville Habitat Partnership and on the leadership team for 100+ Women of Westerville. Even after all this time my love for The Bubble continues to grow and evolve.
If Someone Asks You "Why Westerville?", What Do You Say?
Westerville is home. It's where you can go Uptown for a drink and they remember what you like. Or catch the bike trail just a couple blocks from your house. It's a big enough city to have a variety of activities to do, but small enough to run into friends. Such a great balance.
What Are You Most Proud of or Excited for for Uptown Westerville Inc.?
I'm most proud of Uptown Westerville Inc. for how much we've engaged the community in the short time we've been an organization. We saw the potential for Uptown being a space to bring us all together for a variety of fun, positive events and programs, and now people are excited to see what we'll do next. I just love that!
When You Think of Uptown Westerville, What Comes to Mind?
When I think of Uptown I think of positivity. I feel happy and excited to shop, eat, drink, or even just walk around. Uptown is a place that lifts you up.
What's Your Favorite Thing About Uptown?
My favorite thing about Uptown is the people. It's easy to chat it up with a business owner or find myself in a conversation with someone I've never met before. The people here will bring a smile to your face. Guaranteed!