I co-own EuroLux Home, an e-commerce company specializing in high-quality European antique furniture, vintage lighting, and new furniture. I am originally from Palm Beach Gardens, FL, but chose Newberry as a great place to locate an e-commerce antiques business due to low overhead and proximity to larger cities within a two-hour radius.
My vision for Newberry is to see a robust economy Downtown. We need entertainment anchors, such as more events in the The Ritz Theatre and in Memorial Park, to draw locals and tourists downtown on a continual basis. We also need to create more Upstairs living space over Main Street. Increased foot traffic will attract businesses to locate here, adding more revenue to our tax base and drawing even more locals and tourists to Newberry.
The advice I would give my 20-year old self is to let go of perfectionism. Work hard, take responsibility for yourself, manifest your dreams, but don’t beat yourself up trying to be perfect.
You would be surprised to know that I met my spouse at summer camp when I was 13 years old. We wrote letters for years until the Internet was invented, and then we wrote emails. We met again 10 years later and fell in love. We married 4 years later.
Vice President, NDDA
FASTTRAC participant, 2006, 2008
My Favorite Quote: “Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they’re yours.” -Richard Bach