My Favorite Quotes:

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” -Mark Twain

“The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.”
-Mark Caine


Nola Craven

Business Committee Chair, Newberry Community Players at The Ritz Theatre

​Downtown Newberry

My vision for Newberry is for it to become a place where people visit and live. Being at the Ritz Theatre and the Newberry Community Players, I want to continue to provide entertainment and a venue for all of Newberry to participate and experience the arts. ​

The advice I would give my 20-year old self is to be stronger in my opinions, ideas, and beliefs. I spent way too much time trying to fit in the mold and path that my family and friends thought were best for me. I know having more faith in myself would have put me on the path I wanted sooner.

You would be surprised to know that I work and manage the lab at Carter and Holmes orchids growing orchids from seed and micropropagation. Additionally, I grow and propagate African violets as a hobby/ business from home.