My Favorite Quote: “Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way."  - Les Brown


My vision for Newberry is to focus on the 3/50 Project in order to stimulate the economy locally.  Raise the awareness of how money cycles through the county, i.e. from the plumber, grocery store, restaurants.  We are an ecosystem. Perhaps, people will realize if I spend my money locally it remains here which will eventually increase people's incomes.

The advice I would give my 20-year old self is to eliminate mysticism - look for common denominators and focus on conceptual thinking.

My role models are: 

J. J. Hill
Albert Einstein
Henry Ford

Michelle Bedenbaugh

Owner, Michelle's

Downtown Newberry