Hometown: Kennesaw, GA
Current town: Woodstock, GA
Years at UGA: 1994-1998
School: Terry College of Business, Marketing
Family: Fun-filled Mom of two boys (11 & 8) Oldest Middle Name Brooks for Brooks Hall, Dogs (Buttercup & Baxter – yes for Baxter St. in Athens), Loving wife, Marketing Mixologist (aka CMO) for WeCareCard – think GoFundMe meets MasterCard®
Describe Athens in three words:
Eclectic, Timeless, Charming
Share a favorite memory from your time at UGA:
That is EASY – UGA vs. Tennessee October 7, 2000 – UGA beats Tenn 21 – 10 for the first time in 12 years – we jumped the hedges and took to the field. Not going to lie it was a bit scary being near the goal post when it came down but seeing it carried thru the streets of Athens while the crowd chanted “It’s great to be a Georgia Bulldog” over and over was something that will always stay with me.
Band you heard while living in Athens:
A favorite restaurant in Athens:
Everyday – Sons/Steve’s – you couldn’t beat 32oz of cold beer, hot fries and crispy chicken fingers. Special Occasions – The Last Resort, East West Bistro (best sesame crusted chicken EVER – if they still serve it)
A favorite shop in Athens:
Sadly it isn’t around anymore. Junkman’s Daughter’s Brother – Now it is the UGA Bookstore – my kids LOVE IT!
One thing few people know about you:
I was declared a ward of the court at 13, lived with multiple families until I graduated high school and put myself through college via scholarships/grants/loans and working my butt off as a waitress!
Favorite books and blogs:
Describe your typical Bulldog game day:
Rise before sunrise, grab a Chick-fil-a biscuit, find the perfect tailgating spot (just off Hull Street), hang out with friends and drink a few cocktails, head in for kick off and cheer for the DAWGS!
Share a tailgate recipe:
Complements of my mother
The Perfect Bloody Mary
1 Lemon wedge or 1 Lime wedge
2 oz Vodka
4 oz Tomato juice
2 dashes Tabasco Sauce
2 tsp Prepared horseradish
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1 pinch Celery salt
1 pinch Ground black pepper
Garnish with Pickled Okra – or celery for those less brazen
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