2013 – 2015
Married to the love of my life, John Strong. We have 3 children: Elizabeth and Amanda (26 years old) and Dillon (23 years old). Elizabeth and Amanda live nearby in Havelock, working full-time saving for college. Dillon lives in South Dakota, also working full-time and trying to decide what he wants to do with his life. We love our kids!.
Where she’s from:
My father was a Marine and I was raised as a “military brat”, married my husband who was also a Marine and followed him everywhere through his career. When he retired from the Marine Corps, we lived in Havelock NC and have since made that our home. (Although we continue to look forward to moving to Utah one day!)
For three years I attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. I then transferred to East Carolina University where I graduated with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurial Management.
I’ve had many jobs while we’ve moved around the country and my current occupation is 6.7 Department Secretary at the Fleet Readiness Center East at Cherry Point. But my favorite job has always been being a wife and mother to my family!
In her own words:
My mother passed away from cancer 14 years ago after an extremely long illness. My mother-in-law passed away after only a short month. We miss them both and Relay to honor them. Cancer may have brought us together with this team, but HOPE keeps us coming back each year!