The city of Nashville has been such a blessing to me. As a child, I used to travel with my parents to visit family in Nashville. I was living in Pine Bluff, AR at the time, and Nashville always felt like a big city to me. When I left Natchez, MS, to attend Tennessee State University in summer 1999, I was excited to call Nashville my new home. I left Nashville in summer 2006, equipped with two engineering degrees and ready to tackle the corporate world.
As fate would have it, I moved back to Nashville during the 2014/2015 holiday season. Unlike my journey to the city in 1999 that was filled with hope for a better future, my 2nd return was plagued with emotional turmoil and uncertainty about my future. In the three years that I’ve been back in Nashville, my life’s journey has aligned with the growth of the city, rapid and somewhat unexpected. Lots of amazing things have happened in my life over the past three years, and I credit that to Nashville’s amazing people and energy.
I have a vision for our city’s future that is rooted in equitable growth and change. My hope is that people of all backgrounds and ethnicities can tap into Nashville’s transformation in a way that enables them to reach their full potential. In order for us to get there, much work has to be done. I believe we can unite in way that benefits the Nashville community in totality. I’m committed to leading us a better future. Let’s get there, together!