Describe your style in a few words
Classic w/ a little Pizzazz
How did you discover Bulletgirl Jewelry?
I have known Jessica since she was a child, so when she first started BulletGirl I saw her wearing some of her jewelry. I fell in love with it and had to have some pieces of my own.
How do you feel when you wear BulletGirl Jewelry?
You are an incredible businesswoman, designer and philanthropist. How did you come to discover your passion for design and tell us how you started your business!
Well it probably started with my mother and her flair for design. I started my business somewhat by accident. Shortly after college, I got married and moved to Houston. I started decorating my own home and friends began asking me to help them with their homes and businesses. Within a year I opened my own showroom and have been doing it ever since. I am ASID, IFDA and a licensed interior designer board-certified by the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners.
Why did you decide to become a founding member of the Houston20?
Amy Pierce came to me one day and told me what they wanted to start and how rampant sex trafficking was, especially in our own city. I did a bit of research and immediately knew that I wanted to make a difference by being a part of this organization. I needed to be able to help fight this horrific injustice against children.
What are you most proud of in your work with the Houston20? What are you excited to see for the organization in the coming years?
A friend told me about a property that we might be interested in, as a long-term facility and an emergency assessment center for rescued minors.
Once I visited the site I knew it was the perfect property for our kids and immediately got to work with our organization to make the purchase happen, which we did this past spring.
In the upcoming years I would like to see Sex Trafficking eradicated. If we keep building awareness, working on legislation, and working with the judicial system, we can make the psychopaths who traffic these kids pay for their crimes against humanity! Also, we will continue to help the survivors once we rescue them.
Is there anything you wish you had known as a young girl, that you know now?
Having basically lived in a protected bubble, I did not know that there was so much abuse against children in the world. Had I known back then; I would have started this mission much earlier.
What's your greatest achievement related to your family?
My daughter, Brittany, who I am extremely proud of.
Do you have a life motto?
I have a few - 1-The Golden Rule - “Do unto others.” 2-Treat everyone with respect and kindness. 3-Give back to your community as you can