Jody started as a volunteer with the Yadkin Arts Council the summer of 2009. By early 2010 she became a part-time staff member and hasn’t looked back. She spent the intervening years focusing on the Visual Arts Department which culminated in her becoming the Director of Visual Arts in 2015.
That all changed in July of 2017 when President John Willingham offered her a new challenge. He wanted to change the direction of our on-site restaurant and asked her to take on the management of that transition. She now happily spends her days developing and branding our newly named restaurant, The Center Bistro.
Born and raised in a small town in Indiana, she came to North Carolina via Florida. She and her husband bought a home and moved to Yadkinville in 2004. Between the flatlands of Indiana and the swamplands of Florida, both are very happy to call North Carolina home.