Briana Bagley -Youth Leader
Briana Bagley has been an active volunteer most of her life. When she learned that a group was working to organize a community garden in the neighborhood where her high school, East High, is located, she not only signed on to work, she recruited classmates as well. She did a yeoman’s job of leading the youth effort for Earth Day Clean Up. After graduation, Bagley, plans to pursue a career in the medical field. She also enjoys creative writing.
Nicole Hudson – Finance Leader
Columbus native Nicole Hudson is a committed advocate for positive change. Her passion to uplift the downtrodden grew out of her own experience in overcoming fears and facing challenges that threatened her progress. Her resilience has allowed her to obtain a Bachelor degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Franklin University. She advocates and is seeking to embrace a holistic lifestyle that honors the environment.
Lucy Reynolds – Garden Planning Associate
Mother of two and grandmother of five, Lucy Reynolds has been dedicated to healthy living and a whole foods lifestyle for over twenty years. After being diagnosed with hypertension and diabetes, Reynolds decided that she did not want to be dependent on multiple medications for the rest of her life. Although a licensed practical nurse with our four decades of experience, Reynolds values holistic therapies. As a result, she says she feels better, has more energy and lives a more active lifestyle. Additionally, she has greatly reduced her dependency on prescription medicine. Reynolds is excited about being a part of Success Organics Community Gardens as it allows her to connect with others who share her passion for healthy living and community service.
Anne Strayer-Container Gardening Expert
While her preferred appellation is “Audrey’s mom,” Strayer teaches very creative ways to plant vegetables using recycled containers. Having a life long love of the outdoors, Strayer developed a serious interest in gardening two years ago in an effort to reduce her family’s food bill after becoming unemployed. Since then, she has had many harvests of homegrown vegetables and fruits.
Sparkle Watson – Earth Day Project Leader
Sparkle Watson, who shares the same birthday as Shirley Chisholm, is a Columbus, Ohio native. She currently holds the position of office manager and health fair coordinator ata social service agency. A member of Dress For Success’ Professional Women’s Group since 2007, Sparkle is currently attending the University of Phoenix where she isstudying Business Administration. In her spare time, Watson enjoys exercising, skating, traveling, music, spending time with her two children, and helping out in the community.
McQuetta Williams-Social Service Agency Leader
McQuetta Williams, mother of three and grandmother of eight, is pursuing her lifelong goal of obtaining a Bachelor’s degree at Ohio Dominican University. She later plans to seek a Master’s degree in Social Work. Currently employed as a referral officer at a social service agency, Williams is a Dress For Success Professional Women’s Group Ambassador, Advocate for Prevent Blindness Ohio and the National Federation for the Blind, and Certified Independent health care provider. In her spare time, Williams enjoys planting a beautiful garden as a great way to relieve stress and give back to God’s plan of nature.