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After eight years serving as the CFO for my family’s business, ACE Glass, the opportunity to pursue my dream job became a reality when I purchased Eggshells Kitchen Co. in August 2013. My love of cooking, entertaining and interacting with new people transformed from being a pastime to being my full-time job. We are a toy store for foodies, where you can find unique kitchen items, gourmet food products and cooking classes with local chefs.
Why do you love your career?
It doesn’t feel like work. I get to bake at my office, play with fun kitchen toys and I’m surrounded by the most wonderful women who make me so proud and make every day a pleasure to show up!
If you weren’t doing this job, what would you be doing?
I would be party planning for other people. I love designing a party scheme, from decorations, to food, to games … right down to the wrapping paper. Holidays are my favorite!
What’s a fun fact about you that would surprise people?
I originally went to Ouachita Baptist University as a vocal performance major. After one semester, I knew I wasn’t cut out to be a performer or a teacher, so I sought a new path and chose accounting.
Who is your role model?
My mom. She balanced running a successful business with being a mother to three children, teaching Bible study and volunteering in the community and foreign missions. She makes me think I can tackle the same challenges, hopefully with the same grace.
What is your best personality trait?
I’m genuine. What you see is what you get, and I mean what I say.
Restaurant: I love anything local. I love too many chefs to play favorites!
Song: “Famous in a Small Town” by Miranda Lambert
Gadget: KitchenAid® mixer – been loving on mine for over 10 years
Book: Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne (I have three small boys, so all my reading time belongs to them.)
Vacation Destination: Jamaica – my sweet hubby just took me there for our 10th anniversary!