I was born and raised in Chillicothe, Ohio. After graduating a year early from Chillicothe High School, I pursued a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting and Management from Ohio University. Even though I was a business major, I took most of my electives in the biological sciences. After graduating, I moved to California, opening and managing several Pier 1 Imports stores. Then, I became a residential real estate appraiser in the San Diego, Orange, Riverside and Los Angeles counties.
I returned to Chillicothe and earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, majoring in Executive Management from Ashland University. After which, I became a paralegal specializing in bankruptcies.
I have a couple of causes that I believe in, one is feeding the hungry and the other is “Made in America.” Since retiring a couple of years ago, I have volunteered for a local food pantry and a food bank. I have joined several quilt groups (one being the Ross County Quilt Guild), and am learning to play bridge as well as joining the Chillicothe Garden Club (CGC) last year. My mother, Virginia Ashmore Fuller, was a member of the CGC, as well as my grandmother, Rose LeGro Ashmore.
My grandfather, Buell L. Ashmore, MD, was a doctor with the Veterans Administration, serving in World War I and World War II. He grew up on a peanut farm in Kentucky. Dr. Ashmore lived within walking distance while I was growing up and I would help him plant his huge vegetable garden.
When I married, I bought the house I grew up in. We had to completely refurbish the house and now I am attempting to landscape it. I thought that in joining the garden club, it would help inspire me to work on planting gardens. While I was growing up, my father, Don E. Fuller, a prominent attorney in our city, had some of the most beautiful gardens in Chillicothe. I find myself wanting to plant everything my father planted, even planting some of the same type of flowers in the same locations!
We are snowbirds, also living in our condominium in Clearwater, Florida for a few months of the year.
It is my pleasure to become the Jackson District Director.