Misty is the Senior Director of Programs at the NC Rural Center. She implements the annual Rural Economic Development Institute (REDI), provides continuing education and networking opportunities for REDI alumni, and leads regional leadership training opportunities across the state. Misty previously worked on the Rural Center’s North Carolina Small Towns Economic Prosperity (NC STEP) program and the Institute for Rural Entrepreneurship.
Misty is a graduate of REDI XIX and Leadership NC. Prior to working at the Rural Center, she held positions in educational research and social work. She received her bachelor’s in social work and her master’s in public administration from North Carolina State University. In her leisure time, Misty enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and watching movies.