If you've ever woken up with a house full of kids and no clue how to entertain them -- and no free resource for finding out what there is to do -- then you understand why Sanford, Broadway, and Lee County, NC needed a central source for local information. And that's how the idea for SocialSanford was born.
Though the site started as a potential resource for parents, it has branched out to include information for all residents of the area. SocialSanford hopes to guide, inform, and encourage Sanford, NC and Lee County, NC community members to get out, get involved, and remember why this is a great place to live!
SocialSanford is currently under the guidance and direction of Kelly Quinones Miller. Anyone interested in joining the team should shoot her an email -- the site definitely works better when managed by a team!
Here's all you need to know (and more) about Kelly:
She attended Jonesboro Elementary, J. Glenn Edwards Elementary, East Lee Junior High, and Lee Senior High before leaving Sanford to earn a Bachelor's degree in English and Women's Studies from UNC-G and a Master's degree in Publishing and Writing from Emerson College in Boston.
Having missed the South and wanting to raise her children around family, Kelly moved back to Sanford in 2001. She worked for the EPA and Eli Research, both in Durham, before launching a freelance writing, editing, and design career in 2007.
After an enjoyable stint of working from home while surrounded by her children, some fish, and a coop full of chickens, she took the position of Public Information Officer at the City of Sanford in 2012. Since then, Sanford has won the Benjamin Moore Paint What Matters Contest and passed its first bond referendum for projects totaling $14.5 million.
Kelly is a casual environmentalist whose hobbies include reading, writing, volunteering, and laughing at cats on the Internet. She is the co-founder of the Practical Knowledge Seminar Series, media coordinator for the Girl Scouts of Lee County, a past president of the Central Carolina Jaycees, a member of Sanford BPW, and serves on several committees dedicated to improving life in Lee County.