EMERGE Lakeland is all about making connections and building friendships, that's why each month we select a new member to spotlight. Check out Holly's profile and be sure to introduce yourself to her next time you see her at an event! If you'd like to be featured, please contact the Marketing Committee.
- Why did you join EMERGE Lakeland?
Although I am from Lakeland, I have not lived here the past 10 years! When I moved back, I felt somewhat disconnected from the Lakeland area. I joined Emerge to become a more active member in my community while at the same time meet new friends, build new business contacts, and expose my own business.
- Are you originally from this area? If not, where from?
I was born in Lakeland, Florida and grew up here. I left for 10 years for education purposes and have recently moved back home.
- What do you do?
I am a veterinarian at All Creatures Animal Clinic.
- What do you like most about your job?
As cliche as this sound, the best part of being of vet is, of course, helping animals every day. Additionally, every animal belongs to someone and it is endlessly rewarding when clients tell me I have made a difference in their lives.
- What do you like most about Lakeland?
My favorite thing about Lakeland is its people. I am always comforted within this town; it is so fun to run into someone I know and catch up with them unexpectedly on my weekly Publix run. I love that small town feeling.
- What are some of your hobbies?
My husband, Jimmy, and I love to cook. When we aren't trying new restaurants and cooking at the house, we really enjoy walking Lake Hollingsworth or doing DIY projects together at our house.
- If someone sees you at an EMERGE event, what are some topics they should ask you about to get the conversation going?
Anything animal related, football related, or food!