I have lived in Iredell County my whole life, I grew up in Troutman and now call Statesville home. I started out at My Sister’s House in 2009 as a Social Work intern, working on my bachelor’s degree through the distance ed program at Appalachian State University. After graduating I stuck around filling in as needed until becoming the Shelter Manager in 2011. In 2016 I moved into the Victim Advocate position where I now have the opportunity to work within the community assisting victims alongside the many helping agencies in Iredell County. Being a part of Fifth Street I have learned that kindness matters, love wins, everyone deserves a chance, and we can all make a difference. I always knew I wanted to help people, and My Sister’s House has given me the greatest opportunity to do so. For that I am forever grateful.
My husband, Rydell Cowan Jr., and I will celebrate our 10-year anniversary this year. Our greatest blessings are our three children that keep us busy and tend to keep us on our toes; Makena, Macee, and Ryder. I am blessed with a family that values the work I do, and we enjoy any opportunity to give back and help others.