Date: April 2, 2011 |
OCCUPATION: Executive director of Potluck—Food Rescue, which is Arkansas’ only food rescue organization and bridges the gap between excess food and the hungry.
BEST KNOWN FOR: In the 17 years I’ve been with Potluck, you could say I’ve been a pretty good grant writer. I’ve written more than $2 million in grants for the organization, helping us grow from one truck and 23 donors to four trucks and more than 200 donors. In 2010, we recovered more than 4.5 million pounds of food.
LIVES IN: The Cammack Village neighborhood in Little Rock, in a house that was built in 1950. It’s a small, wonderful cottage that lives large.
MY FAVORITE PART OF MY HOUSE IS: My home office, which also serves as a den and a guestroom. My wonderful house is less than 1,000 square feet, and every room does double duty. This room does triple duty, with a desk, a television cabinet and a loveseat that converts to a bed.
I’M MOST AT HOME: Anywhere in my house, but especially at my kitchen table. It’s a wonderful old worktable, seven feet long and all beaten up. It’s where I am every morning, journaling and doing my crossword puzzle. It seats six and it works well for an intimate dinner for two or a larger party.