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In 2001, after years of working in Human Resources, April started a consulting firm focused on supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses. And that changed her life. 


April went on to earn three certifications in Human Resources and hired a team of experts to work alongside her. They help over 1000 businesses in 15 industries across many states. During this time, April sat one-on-one with business owners listening to the employee challenges that kept them up at night. From retention, performance, succession planning, and leadership development, she solved problems and helped leaders shape and develop their teams. 


April's experience and expertise, coupled with her continued study of Human Resources trends, have made her a trusted advisor for many in the business community. She’s a powerhouse.

My Story

My Commitments

  • April's business acumen and knowledge of human resources, led to an invitation to The Business Journal Leadership Trust, where April share her expertise with leaders nationwide.


  • April is a long serving board member and the 2023 chair-elect for the York County Regional Chamber in South Carolina. 

  • April is on the advisory board for the South Carolina Small Business Development Centers (SBDC). An organization dedicated to providing counseling and training to small businesses.

  • ​April also sits on the Duke Energy Advisory Board in the Upstate of South Carolina.

  • ​April's service and commitment to the HR community and the profession's advancement led to her selection as a member of the HR Advisory Board for Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. There, she works with a team of HR thought leaders charged with designing the human resources undergraduate and postgraduate degree curriculum and programs.

  • April is a longtime member of the Women Presidents Organization (WPO), a membership organization for women leaders of privately-held, multi-million dollar companies.

  • April is a board member of NAMI Piedmont Tri-County in South Carolina

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My Awards

2022 – 100 Women To KNOW In America – KNOW Women

2021  - Presidents Award  - Women Presidents Organization

2020 – Unsung Hero Award (for Exemplary Leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)– Greenville SHRM

2020 – Women In Business Achievement Award – Charlotte Business Journal

2018 - Fort Mill, Tega Cay Business Person Of The Year – York County Regional Chamber 

2016 - 50 Most Influential Women Award - Mecklenburg Times

2016 – Woman of Color Award - Women Presidents Organization

2011 – Mover & Shaker Award – Business Leader Magazine

My Certifications

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