Category: Talkin’ About My Generation

Go Girl – Rachel Ellis

By Renee Williams, Photo Credit: John Harpring Rachel ellis, 35 is a Swim Team Head Coach and retired from the U.S. Army. Some of Rachel’s community involvement includes working  with children at Episcopal Day School, working with developmental groups at the Aiken-Augusta Swim League, working with children who have physical and mental disabilities in Blaze Sports Swim Team and collaborating with the Wounded Warrior Swim Team. Rachel has two cats and one dog. She was born and raised in Austin, Tx. and is a Longhorns fan. Her signature dish is a Queso Cheese Dip that friends always request at...

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Go Girl – Jessica Parkes

By Renee Williams, Photo Credit: John Harpring Jessica Parkes Jessica Parkes, 50, is a small business owner married to Chris Parkes who currently works in Nuclear Power Operations and retired from the U. S. Navy. Jessica and Chris have one son, Zachary (22) who is active duty Navy, a daughter-in-law, Anna and a daughter, Alexis (17) who is a senior in high school and recently admitted early to the University of Georgia for Fall of 2018. The family has two pets: Einstein, the smartest poodle on the planet and Forrest Gump, a small Jack Russell with a huge attitude....

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Go Girl – Pat Carpenter

By Renee Williams, Photo Credit: John Harpring Pat Carpenter Age:67, Parent Involvement Aide, married to Kenneth F. Carpenter, Sr., owner of Carpenter’s Tires & Auto, with two children Fran Gay, age 41 and Frank Carpenter, age 39. Pat has been a coach for North Augusta Park and Tourism for 36 years, a Sunday School teacher, a member of North Augusta City Council and the Cross Connection Bible Club. One word you would use to describe yourself: Energetic. If you could have any job, what would you choose? Teacher. What quality do you most admire the most? Love for ALL...

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Go Girl – Monét ‘Nefertiti’ Robinson

By Renee Williams, Photo Credit: John Harpring Monét ‘Nefertiti’ Robinson Age: 28  |  Profession: Jazz Vocalist / Financial Aid counselor at AU  |  Spouse’s name and profession: Chris Robinson, Founder of Overtime Academy, a boutique basketball training company | Child: Neptune Robinson , 10 months One word you would use to describe yourself: Nonconforming What quality do you admire the most? Vulnerability Dream vacation? Touring all over Africa Favorite place to take the kids? Barnes & Nobles If you had a super power, what would it be? Moms already have super powers so I’ll focus on mastering those since...

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Go Girl – Leslie Gibson

By Renee Williams, Photo Credit: John Harpring Leslie, affectionately known as “Elle,” is a Field Services Consultant for Jan-Pro Augusta-Aiken. She has two daughters, Kelsey, 19 and Amelia, 13. Kelsey  volunteers at Camp Cocoon, a camp for children who have recently lost a parent, and Amelia is a professional actress and singer so the family travels a lot for auditions, performances, and filming. The family has two dogs, Cosette, an 11 year old Malit-Poo, and Bijou, a 10 year old toy poodle. Leslie enjoys immersive travel, kayaking, live music, sporting events, the theatre and festivals. One word to describe...

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