CW: When did you decide to go into the business you are in?
“July of 2020, mid-pandemic, I was blessed with the opportunity to work again in health care after being furloughed in March from my job in medical aesthetics. My position with Palmetto Proactive Healthcare in business development allows me to continue my passion for helping others. I immediately fell in love with the idea of direct primary care (DPC), which is led by great physicians like Dr. Jerome Aya-Ay and Dr. Justine DeCastro.”
CW: How do you find your passion?
“Not to sound cheesy, but I believe I was born with the passion to help others. Over the years, I have found different avenues in which to do so. I found that helping others to feel better about themselves from the inside out gave me great joy and happiness. I started with aesthetics eight years ago, helping with skin conditions and concerns and, in turn, helping my patients gain confidence in themselves.”
CW: What habits do you implement in day to day life that you attribute to success?
“For me, a combination of good sleep, exercise and doing something daily that makes me feel somewhat accomplished — be it even a load of laundry — makes for a good day.”
CW: Tell us about how you grew up and what or who shaped you into the woman you are today.
“I grew up with a very large extended family: stepparents, siblings and more. Every one of them played a part in who I am today. My mother is a lover of music and art and has exposed me to many things that fulfill my life. My father is a family man and is the hardest worker I know and has raised me to be the same. And of course my older sister, who is my best friend and always there for me, even today.”
CW: If you could have dinner with anyone (alive or passed away), who would it be and why?
“My biological father passed away from cancer years ago, and I never got to say goodbye. His legend will live on as a handsome man with the best sense of humor who loved being on the ocean.”
CW: Tell us about your family.
“I was born and raised in Charleston and am thankful to be able to raise my daughter in this beautiful town. My husband spends his extra time coaching our daughter in travel softball, so we are privileged to spend a lot of our time outside. When not playing ball, I enjoy walking and playing with my rescue dog, Bubba. My parents live here as well, so we get together as much as possible. I also have a large friend group that I call family.”