Essence is a loving wife, dedicated mother, devoted daughter, and hard-working professional with a lifelong commitment to serving the Community. Essence is running to serve our community on the three pillars of: quality education for all of our children, access to healthcare for all, and economic development. Essence brings a fresh approach to local politics – one that places community before special interests. Essence is easily accessible to House District 45 constituents and is committed to listening to residents throughout the District. Essence will be a strong advocate for our community’s needs at the Georgia State Capitol, supporting and introducing legislation that will directly improve the quality of life for all District 45 residents, helping our district prosper and thrive.
Essence is a working mother with a successful career in the private sector. She has 15+ years of human resources and management experience working with diverse groups including start-ups and established organizations. She has extensive hands-on experience leading Human Resources initiatives related to policy design, compensation, performance management, recruiting, compliance reporting and benefits administration. Essence earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications Studies/Political Science from Longwood University, and a Master’s of Science degree in Human Resources from Troy University.
Outside of family and work, Essence is passionate about service to her community. Essence’s commitment to community service began when she was a young child. Volunteering in the community was a regular and passionate family endeavor. Early on, Essence learned “to whom much was given, much would be required.” Her loving grandparents also reinforced these values. Her grandfather volunteered to serve in the Vietnam War. Her grandmother served the community through the numerous clubs that supported military families during that time.