it shouldn’t be hard to fit this nut into a nutshell, but i am a wild mess of color who enjoys life in the mush pot. art is a pretty vague word, but i guess it encompasses most of the things i love. painting. doodling. imagining. all of that creative stuff–so, i’ll call what i do art.
i once dreamed of growing up to be an actress. after acting my way through the UK and performing in countless plays, i graduated college with an AA in Fine Art and a BBA in Marketing. shortly after, i found my niche in marketing and public relations, which is what i currently do for Stewbos Group – who owns and operates the following Albany brands: Harvest Moon, The Catch Seafood Room & Oyster Bar, Henry Campbell’s Steakhouse, Local Jerry’s Drive Thru, The Shackelford House, The Manor House Pub and Merry Acres Inn, Event Center and Restaurant. it’s a satisfying adventure for me, and i’m currently pursuing it part-time.
the rest of my world revolves around being a stay-at-home mom to my exquisite Vayda P. you may think (if you know me) that it’s wild i’m choosing this lifestyle, but i’d like to think of myself as a stay-at-home mama 2.0. though i’m in pajamas more often than should be legal and my husband often has to remind me to wash the paint and spit-up out of my hair, i feel i get to channel my inner Peggy Olson (hey there, Mad Men!) every day.
justin andrews is my cool husband who keeps my life very interesting with his blossoming career as a music executive with threeforty creative group.
i’m an only child, and i may or may not be a crazy cat lady (hey, henry & louie). my mom and dad are my best friends. i know, love and follow Christ. before my professional transition, i did all kinds of bucket-listish things like: serve on the Board of Directors for the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County, AACC Ambassadors and became chairman the Emerge Albany Young Professionals of Albany. I also received the honor of Southwest Georgia’s 40 Under Forty in 2013 and helped my company receive the coveted title of 2014 Small Business of the Year in Albany. my goals have shifted now into making Stewbos look as awesome as it really is, taking care of my family and figuring out what kind of art i want to study/perform for the week.
i itch to travel and i delight at learning new things. you’ll find i’m neurotic, intellectual, honest and somewhat naive. i’m open and compassionate, yet paradoxically hard on myself. my biggest fear is succumbing to cynicism, and my greatest joy is experiencing growth.
i refuse to grow up, so don’t be surprised if you see me singing, laughing and dancing my way through a day. i write in lowercase letters as a salute to the unconventionality of my favorite poet, e. e. cummings. because i am e. e. whatley (um..andrews!), after all.