Renee has lived in Cary for 12 years. She and her husband, Ken, raised 3 children - Rebecca, Claire, and Marcus. Renee is an avid reader and enjoys gardening, especially unusual plants. Her garden goal is to have something blooming in all four seasons. She and her husband are beginning to explore Cary more now that their children are grown. They enjoy finding a great meal and walking on our greenways. Renee earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Dallas and a Master of Science in Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Renee began her career at GE Capital moving on to start her own human resource management consulting firm which served Fortune 500 and Inc. 500 companies. As her family grew, homeschooling became increasingly important and not corporate America. For the past 18 years, Renee has educated her children through high school with her youngest graduating last year.
During that time, Renee has been an active volunteer, serving the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association as a judge coordinator in Cary and in Black Mountain, North Carolina. The three-day events require several hundred judges to be successful. She also volunteered with the local speech and debate club directing the training for limited prep events with a specialty in Extemporaneous Speaking (Current Events) and creating the fundraising committee which raised more than $10,000 to support tournaments and other activities. As Wreath Sale Chair for a local Boy Scout Troop, Renee revived a program more than tripling sales by 2019. She was recognized by the District for her improvements to this program that emphasizes the opportunity to develop presentation skills and confidence, while offering a quality product.
Most recently Renee worked with a FIRST Robotics team, equipping the students to raise more than $8,000 toward their robotics projects. She also took the lead on the Robotics/Athletics Bill at the North Carolina General Assembly, helping students experience how a bill becomes a law. Making sure that everyone gets a chance to vote has been important to Renee for many years. In 2012, she became a Chief Judge for the Wake County Board of Elections. Later, she worked hard to be sure that Cary voters were able to get the information they needed to make their choices at the polls. She organized volunteer teams to reach out into our community to educate citizens on when and where to vote.
From the time Renee and her family moved to Cary, she has been involved in the town. Her children participated in art and athletic activities sponsored by the Town of Cary. Renee’s extended family has been involved in art classes at the Cary Senior Center. Renee and her husband participated in the Imagine Cary project. Renee was recently appointed to the Town of Cary Greenway Committee and assists with promoting our greenways, along with providing feedback for various related projects. In addition, Renee promoted Cary to the NCFCA homeschool speech and debate league and regularly helped attract many families to Cary for the three-day tournaments.