Year of graduation
from Harrison County - 1998
after graduation - After graduation I worked in
retail and was the manager of Rue 21 for a short time. In December
of 2000, I gave birth to my son, Bently Cole, and in 2003 decided to go to
college. I went to Sullivan University and graduated with my
Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in
Accounting. In 2014 I decided to go back for my MBA and just
recently (as of last week, actually) finished all of my Masters classes
and will be graduating with my Masters of Business Administration with a
concentration in Accounting on April 22nd. I also plan on studying
for and taking my CPA (certified public accountant) exams this year (and
praying I pass all 4 exams!)
career/responsibilities - In 2011 I started my
own photography business and in 2013 found that my passion within this
business was building self confidence and self worth of young women.
I started specializing in only high school seniors and teens and was named
Top 25 Up and Coming Senior Photographers in the Nation in 2015. I
love every girl that steps in front of my lens! They get a complete
makeover by a professional hair and makeup artist and I get to watch them
grow throughout their senior year to be independent and courageous young
women and the future of our community. I do also have my day job at
BC Wood Properties in Lexington where I am a Property Accountant. If
it weren't for BC Wood Properties, or the awesome people I work with, I
would have never decided to further my education and obtain my MBA.
other than your job (family, hobbies, etc.) -
Life other than my jobs? Is there such a thing?ha! If I'm not
working, you can either find me having family time with my son and fiance,
Chris Taylor, or at car shows or cruise ins when it's warm out. I just
recently started back my love for lifting weights, so you could also find
me at the Y. I enjoy doing a pageant here and there and am currently
the reigning Ms. Bully Basher and was also 2016 Ms. Kentucky ANSB.
Experiences/opportunities that Harrison County provided that you feel
helped to prepare you for life after high school -
My experiences at HCHS were some that I will forever hold close to
my heart. During high school, I was involved with all things music -
Marching, concert and pep bands, Singers, and Ladies choir. These
classes and organizations taught me so much about hard work,
determination, self motivation, and team work. Seriously, without
being involved in these things as a teen, I don't believe I would be who I
am today. Those who taught those classes were also people that I
admired, and still do to this day - Bob and Laura Gregg and Julie Lucky
just to name a few.
high school memory - Hands down my best high
school memory was winning the 1996 State Marching Band Championship!
The summer of '96 was so awful, with all of the hard work, constant
practices, doing drill over and over and over again - but every single
second was worth it and boy did I have an awesome tan that year (complete
with hideous tan lines of course). The feeling of winning a state
championship was simply amazing.
success means to you - Success to me doesn't
mean making a lot of money or having material things. Success to me
is putting your mind to something, stepping out of your comfort zone,
working hard toward a goal, and in the end achieving it. I also
believe success is a state of mind - how you feel when completing a goal
or the quality of interactions you have with others around you. I
believe in building up others and helping others be better than before
they met you.
else you would like to add - I would like to
add that Cynthiana is a wonderful town, which is growing day by day, and
needs different generations of people in order to do so. Just
because you are from a small town does not mean you cannot achieve great
things. You can, regardless of your zip code! Dream big.