Hey there! I’m glad to get to be a part of the Rising Tide Society. I live in Jacksonville, Florida with my husband, Adam, and our rescued Chocolate Labrador, Rye. I run Merit Media, from the East Coast, but I have clients across the country, including places like Jacksonville, Houston, San Diego and my hometown of Dallas, Texas. We moved to Jax for Adam to pursue his Masters degree in the healthcare industry, and we ended up staying here after his graduation. Being 20 minutes from the beach is one of my favorite things. I’m a Baylor University grad, a premature baby impacted by the work and later employed by the March of Dimes. My childhood, college and first several years in the working world prepared me to launch my business to serve as a social media strategist, web & graphic designer and writer. I love the flexibility self-employment allows, which gives me time to spend time with Adam and Rye and continue to grow roots in our town, serve at our church, travel to see friends and family, and help small businesses grow.