A Greenville Native on Coming Full Circle

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I’m what they call a local yokel. Born and raised in Greenville. A lover of all things South Carolina. Pure G.R.I.T.S. (Girl Raised in the South).  My roots here run deep. I remember when Woodruff and Haywood Roads were wooded with a few houses and businesses scattered along the way. In fact, I spent hours horseback riding where the Haywood Mall, Embassy Suites at Verdae, and Legacy Square now sit. Yeah, I’ve been here a long time.

I’ve seen Greenville go from a sleepy southern town to the booming, vibrant city it is today. I love to brag about my hometown and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. I moved away a few times – for college, a man, and a job – but I always came back, and I’ve been back for 21 years.

While it’s a little sad that my childhood home was removed about 15 years ago to make way for a big development off Verdae, my old neighborhood is now home to gorgeous houses, booming businesses, and a beautiful park where I’ve enjoyed hanging out with my boys over the years. And to say things have come full circle for me, is an understatement. The exciting news? FUEL is relocating its office to The Sumerel building Rocky Slope Road, a stone’s throw distance from where my childhood home once sat. Now I will be working in a beautiful new building that overlooks where I grew up. This area holds many special memories for me as a child, and now I get to return to this once dead-end, country road and enjoy it from a completely new perspective.

Greenville is a Southern town with the charm and hospitality you would expect and the culture, entertainment, and conveniences that simply delight you. It’s also a hotspot for creative agencies serving the needs of businesses throughout this area.

FUEL is evolving and creating a hybrid workspace in a booming location. Taking big steps and making big changes to keep our firm moving forward in this post-pandemic world. And I’m simply glad to be a part of it – my new life colliding with my childhood. A new space that will inspire creativity and collaboration. A place to reconnect with my teammates after months of working remotely. I can’t wait to see the space come together and enjoy many brainstorming sessions on the porch at The Sumerel building, overlooking my childhood stomping ground. Truly, back to my roots.

FUEL.
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