Editor’s Note: This is part of an ongoing series profiling the 2017 Leadership Greater Ardmore Class. 

Question: What do you hope to learn, or accomplish, while participating in Greater Leadership Ardmore class?

Answer: “In addition to meeting a lot of great people, I hope to learn more about this new city, that I now call “home.”  I want to become part of the fabric that makes Ardmore stand out as a city of success. I would like to encourage the young people of our community that leadership begins with them, and hope that they gain a desire and interest in city, state and national government.” 

Q: Are there any areas of leadership that interest you more than others?

A: “I am interested in local, city and state government as it relates to crime and criminal justice.  I am very much aware of the statistics of our area and would like to know the details associated with those statistics.  I want to know what is being done and what can be done for improvement.”

Q:  What community organizations are you currently involved in?


• Restoring Lives

• Early Childhood Advisory Council

• Ardmore Thunder Jam

• Simply Divine Dance Company

• Partners in Education

• Ardmore Beautification Council

• United Way Allocations Committee

• Bryan County Garden Committee

• Tishomingo Development Team

• Concerned Citizens Group

• Hilltop Equine Therapy

• Ardmore Community Academy” 

Q: What aspect of Leadership Ardmore are you most excited about?

A: “I am excited about how this group will help me, help others to improve our leadership abilities.  I am very much aware that in order to be a good leader, that I must first learn to follow. Therefore, I am sitting like a child on the first day of school, excited and eager to learn.”