Monica grew up in Alpharetta, Ga., attending Milton High School. Upon graduation, she attended Georgia Southern University, where she majored in business with an emphasis in marketing.
After college, she and her husband moved to Ashland, Ore., due to its reputation for great outdoor recreation. There, she secured a job as Customer Service Manager at a natural food company, Endangered Species Chocolate, and with the advent of Facebook and Twitter, her role expanded to Social Media Manager.
While in Oregon, Monica pursued outdoor interests such as mountain biking, hiking, and camping.
“The town was picturesque and artsy,” she said. “I loved living there, but once we were ready to start a family, my husband and I decided to move back to Georgia to be closer to our families.”
Back in Georgia, Monica continued her work with the chocolate company remotely for the next 10 years.
“It was such a blessing being able to work from home while our son, Luke, was young,” she said. After the company was purchased and positions were outsourced, Monica started a search for her next job.
How she found Prep:
During her job search, Monica learned from a friend of a part-time opening at Augusta Prep’s Extended Day summer program
“I was struggling to find a company I felt passionate about. When I heard of the Augusta Prep position, I instantly had a good feeling about it,” she said. “I’ve always connected well with kids and the idea of being a support to teachers was appealing to me.”
After a summer on the Lower School playground, Monica was recommended for an open position in the Upper School Office. “While I was sad to leave the little kids, I have really grown to love bigger kids in the Upper School.”