A Weeknight Date Spot

Oak Mountain Brewing Company

You might find my husband, Michael DeSocio, and me grabbing a beer and a sandwich at Oak Mountain Brewery Company. We like to catch up with the owner, Peter Genereux, and see what new beer recipes he is experimenting with.

Local Brews

Leaders’ Corner Coffee & Tea

You will often find me meeting clients at Leaders’ Corner Coffee & Tea in Columbiana. I love all their paninis for lunch and enjoy my standard vanilla latte for breakfast. Leaders’ Corner even has a private “kitchen table” room, where I can plug in the laptop and meet my clients privately.

Gifts for the Gals

Shops on Main Street

I am in Columbiana weekly, and I love to shop. The shops in downtown Columbiana on Main Street are perfect to peruse through while waiting on lunch. There are several small boutiques and antiques stores. My favorite is Davis Drugs, where I can find a Coosa Cotton shirt for the men in my family and a large variety of gifts for the gals. If you haven’t taken a day to “shop local,” Columbiana is a great place to go.

Serving the Community

Senior 65+ Consultant and Licensed Medicare Advisor

As a previous licensed assisted living and nursing home administrator, I have always had a love for helping seniors and their families. To that end, I started my own consulting business where I help seniors “age in place safely,” so they can remain in their home as long as possible. As a licensed insurance agent, I am often manning my table in the Columbiana Clinic, helping seniors “navigate” Medicare.

Supporting the Cause

American Heart and Stroke Association (SE Chapter)

Not only was I an honoree at Heart Ball 2021 in Greenville, South Carolina, I have continued volunteering my time to promote Stroke month. In 2019, my life was saved because a friend knew the signs and symptoms of strokes. Since that time, I have served on committees, where we promote and support legislation for education, research and funding on healthy living.