I was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. I graduated from Overbrook High School, attended Saint Augustine’s College in Raleigh NC and served in the United States Air Force from 1978 – 1985 as a Mobile Communication Specialist with extensive travel around the world.
As a community activist of over 20 years, I serve as the President of the Viola Street.
Residents Association, an organization that was instrumental in having Viola Street designated as an Historic District at the city and state level.
I also currently serve on the Neighborhood Advisory Committee for Mount Vernon Manor Community Development Corporation for Mantua, East Parkside and Powelton Village. Lastly, I serve as a consultant for the Promise Zone Designated – Mantua -Mt. Vernon Manor CDC as a Block Coordinator.
I believe that each block is like a village, protecting and providing for our children and seniors. East Parkside particularly, is located in a prime area of Philadelphia. Whereas some might see blight, I see the potential of growth for our community. I envision that our community can revive, thrive and that Centennial Parkside CDC can lead the community in the right direction.