Joined the Chamber: February 9, 2015
What do I like best about working for the Chamber: Sitting in the “sweet spot” in the middle of business, government and community. The Chamber leads the way in making a difference in the place we call home.
Photo location: 1915 farm house on Harp Road
Why I like this Fayette County spot: Because this is where my husband lived when we started dating. In 2003, he proposed to me here. We moved back to this house in the fall of 2016.
Favorite quote: I think the Good Samaritan is a great individual. I of course, like and respect the Good Samaritan….but I don’t want to be a Good Samaritan…you see, I am tired of picking up people along the Jericho Road. I am tired of seeing people battered and bruised and bloody, injured and jumped on, along the Jericho Roads of life. This road is dangerous. I don’t want to pick up anyone else, along this Jericho Road; I want to fix… the Jericho Road. I want to pave the Jericho Road, add street lights to the Jericho Road; make the Jericho Road safe (for passage) by everybody…. Andrew Young quoting Dr. Martin Luther King from one of their private conversations
Joined the Chamber: May 28, 2013
What do I like best about working for the Chamber: I love to see all aspects of our community in action- private sector, public sector, business, government, education, nonprofit, arts, entertainment, support services, public safety – all of them! Working together is when our community rises to be the best we can be.
Photo location: Golf cart paths in Peachtree City
Why I like this Fayette County spot: How can you not love golf carting to school, grocery store, restaurants, dry cleaners, friends’ houses, parks…not to mention the aimless summer evening golf cart ride! It’s my favorite PTC perk!
Favorite quote: Our worst fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves: “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?” Actually, who are you not to be?…We are all meant to shine…And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. – Marianne Williamson
Joined the Chamber: July 25, 2016
What do I like best about working for the Chamber: Having grown up in Tyrone I have now been given the chance to work hand-in-hand with a community that gave me so much growing up. Over the years I have seen many changes in the Fayette community; now I have the opportunity to make a difference in the place I will always call home. Not only does the Chamber afford me that honor, it also gives me an avenue for meeting new people and working toward a better and brighter future on a more personal level.
(Future) Photo Location: Shamrock Park
Why I like this Fayette County spot: Some of my fondest childhood memories lie within the lines of Shamrock Park. I am proud to say that my grandfather helped with the original excavation. From the first Founders Day Parade I can recall with Chief Noc-A-Homa as the Grand Marshall, to many softball games played on the one ball field Tyrone had at the time, cheering on flag football teams, and many memorable school field days on the park grounds. Later in my life I had the pleasure of carrying, then pushing and finally walking or running with my children around the lake, family picnics, seeing them run and play with their friends, fishing, and eventually watching each of them play ball on the same fields I once ran the bases of. Visiting Shamrock Park now is always a highlight that without a doubt leaves a smile on my face.
Favorite quotes: We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided. - J.K. Rowling
If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together in the same world in peace. - Franklin Delano Roosevelt
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. - C.S. Lewis
You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. - Jane Goodall
Joined the Chamber: November 2014
What do I like best about working for the Chamber: I love being involved and knowing the pulse of the community.
Photo location: Starr’s Mill
Why I like this Fayette County spot: I love this spot for its beauty and the history is holds for Fayette County.
Favorite quote: And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. – Adlai Stevenson
Joined the Chamber: January 25, 2016
What do I like best about working for the Chamber: I love meeting people and connecting with the community that I live in. At the Chamber, I am exposed to such a variety of people: business men and women, community leaders, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, new residents, and concerned citizens. What a wonderful opportunity to connect to and learn from this great group!
Photo location: Three Ponds in Peachtree City (Luther Glass Park)
Why I like this Fayette County spot: This is one of my favorite places in PTC. It is quiet and serene but full of life all at the same time. From ducks, geese, blue herons, and the occasional swan to children playing on the playground to young and old alike fishing to couples just enjoying the scenery, there is always a sense of peace and happiness in the air. Three Ponds is one of those secret places you can discover when venturing out on the golf cart paths!
Favorite quotes: Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching. - C. S. Lewis
Initiative is doing the right thing without being told. - Victor Hugo
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain! - Author Unknown
All photos courtesy of Turner Photography & Design
Alexa is a senior at Sandy Creek High School and, as part of the Fayette County Schools Workbased Learning program, will be interning at the Chamber until May 2017.