What year did you join Blackman & Sloop?
The first time I joined Blackman& Sloop was in 2021 as a seasonal associate. I came back as a full-time employee in 2022.

Why did you choose Blackman & Sloop?
I chose Blackman & Sloop because when I first worked here the environment was so positive and welcoming. The employees here were so willing to help in any way I needed. I could tell that the firm and its employees lived by the firm’s core values. When I came on full-time, I was, once again, welcomed with open arms. Since I have been here, I have seen that the firm truly values the growth of its employees. Everyone is always willing to give an encouraging word. The big thing for me was remaining positive. I love working here and am happy that Blackman & Sloop has given me the opportunity.

What are your favorite ways to practice positivity?
I try not to be so hard on myself. I was for a while, but it is getting better. I have a great team that encourages me and reminds me that it is okay. Also, I try to take everything I do as an opportunity to learn something new or to become or become more efficient in things I already do.

What do you like most about living in North Carolina?
I love that where I live is pretty quiet for the most part. I have been in North Carolina all my life, and it is absolutely beautiful in the fall when the leaves start changing colors. The Spring is also beautiful when the flowers start blooming!

Which one of Blackman & Sloop’s Core Values resonates the most to you and why?
The core value that resonates with me the most is “Foster a positive team and family spirit”. This core value resonates with me because I actually felt like family from the first time I worked here as a seasonal associate. It has not changed one bit since I came on full-time and I love that Blackman & Sloop leads with positivity, teamwork, and family!