CJ lives in Oakhurst with her husband, Mike, and their children Connor (4th grade) and Jake (2nd grade). She grew up in the Pacific Northwest and earned a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Western Washington University. Her last 15 years have been spent coaching, teaching and caring for children. CJ coached softball for five years at the University of Virginia. She left coaching in 2005 and moved to a cooperative community in Greenbelt, Maryland, where her husband Mike was attending graduate school. While in Greenbelt, she co-founded a cooperative preschool, while also raising her two boys.
Since moving to Decatur in 2009, CJ has worked as a nanny and has also volunteered at Friends of Refugees Center in Clarkston, where she cared for children ages two years and younger. She owns a small business, Southern Charm Textiles, and enjoys coaching her sons’ Decatur baseball teams.
CJ thoroughly enjoys engaging with children and helping them follow their passion for learning. She feels she has found her home in the OCP community.