At the young age of 5, I was sold by my mother to her drug dealer to pay a debt. My innocence was used as currency.
This began a childhood riddled with abuse, neglect, poverty, and unstable foster homes that eventually led to me being a teen mom sleeping under a bridge in New Orleans. But under that same bridge where I had my lowest point, I also had my breakthrough. I made a promise to my son that I would do everything in my power to create a life that I had never seen before. Under that bridge I took my life back.
With the protection of God and a calling on my life, I stand before you 17 years later a published author, an Eric Thomas certified speaker, owner of the largest real estate crowdfunding company in the state of Louisiana, a seasoned investor with over 100 real estate holdings, and the founding investor in Madeline Cove, a 14 million dollar mixed use development in Lafayette, LA.
But the most valuable investment I have is my marriage. Though I had no healthy marriage to use as an example, I have been blissfully happy with my husband of 15 years where we have 4 beautiful children.