Hailing from Marianna, just 60 miles north of the white sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast, I spent a great many weekends and summers in Panama City and Mexico Beach. Before I married and moved here in 1987, I had no idea there was more to this area than just the beach. I have since uncovered a large variety of reasons why it is great to live, work and play in the Bay/Walton County area.
Over the last 27 years I have lived in Panama City Beach, Panama City and Lynn Haven in five different neighborhoods and houses. I’ve learned to appreciate each of those neighborhood’s strengths and weaknesses.
My business experience has been in Marketing, Advertising, Human Resources, Training and Event Planning. I have a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from University of West Florida. I have 15 years in bank marketing, human resources and training, and 15 years in professional services marketing. Through my vast experience in marketing and business, I bring a wealth of knowledge that allows me to see customer needs through a slightly different lens.
Married for 27 years to Bill Bass a local CPA and CFP (financial planner), we have three children. We have a daughter and a son at Mosley High School and a son at FSU. We are actively involved at St. Andrew Baptist Church. I spend my spare time chasing my children’s sports activities, reading, boating, fishing and chilling out with family and good friends.
Past member of Junior Service League of Panama City
Graduate and Past Chairman of Leadership Bay, Bay County Chamber of Commerce
Past instructor and member of Junior Achievement Board of Directors
Past communications committee member of United Way of Bay County
Graduate of American Bankers Association Human Resources Management School
Certified instructor for Zenger-Miller’s Frontline Leadership Course