Grace attended and graduated from Citrus County Schools, going on to earn a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Florida. Beginning her career knowing that she wanted give back to her community, she taught at Crystal River Primary School, a high-risk, Title One school with almost 80% of its students on the free lunch program. During that time she began serving on the Citrus County Harvest board of directors after witnessing first-hand the obvious impact the Blessings program was making in the lives of her students. In 2015, Grace was hired as the Executive Director of the Citrus County Blessings.
Grace is an active member of the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce, Community Food Bank Agency Alliance, Community Alliance, Young Leaders’ Alliance, Rotary Club of Crystal River, Zeta Tau Alpha Alumnae, Business Women’s Alliance and is the Co-Chair of the Chamber’s Young Professionals. She is a graduate of Leadership Citrus and the recipient of the Mandi Warren Richards Rising Star Award.