Danielle was raised in Lilburn and came to Carrollton to attend the University of West Georgia. She was a Therapeutic Recreation major and did her internship with the Carrollton Parks and Recreation Department. In 1997 she was hired full time as the Carrollton Senior Center Manager. Danielle returned to school at UWG and earned a Master’s Degree in Gerontology in 2001. She also has certifications as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and a Certified Park and Recreation Professional. Danielle is actively involved with the Carroll County Council on Aging, The Alzheimer’s Group of Carroll County, Inc., TRIAD, and Georgia Recreation and Park Association. Danielle has always loved being around older adults. When she was young her great aunt that had Alzheimer’s disease lived with her family. Danielle helped her mother take care of her for seven years. This paved the way to her career choice and her love for the older adult population. Danielle loves the diverse programs and activities that are offered at the Senior Center. She has met many wonderful and interesting people there over the past 21 years. Danielle has two sons, Joseph and Bryson.