For two decades, Allison has been a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), which is someone who assesses, diagnoses and facilitates treatment of a variety of communication disorders in both children and adults. SLPs practice in a variety of settings including hospitals, schools, rehab facilities, private clinics, and homes.
In 2015, Allison’s parents retired and moved to Ocean Isle Beach and her sister lives in the area too. Family is what brought Allison to the Grand Strand and she now owns a home and has a satellite office in Shallotte.
Fishing or riding on the boat with friends or family is what Allison is doing when she is enjoying life the most.
Allison’s idea of Girls’ Night has definitely changed over the years! If she was having a Girls’ Night tonight, it would involve being somewhere local and small listening to live music with no cell phones – just remembering past memories and making new ones.
From Post Malone to Kid Rock, Earth Wind and Fire to the Eagles, Allison has seen many genres live in concert. Although she is a fan of all types of music, her all-time favorite song is “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd.
The best music memories Allison has made is with her son. They have gone to a concert every year together since he was fourteen years old (except for during COVID – their Aerosmith concert in Boston keeps getting postponed). Their first concert was Maroon 5 in Alabama and since then, their trips have taken them to places like New York, Philadelphia, and New Jersey.
Allison supports the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP) which is a shining star for our region. She enjoys endowing scholarships in her parents’ name. Before COVID, every recipient of the scholarships were females from Brunswick County!
Allison volunteers through Speech Solutions, Inc. because as a company, they are very involved in the community. She said, “the individuals we serve are from our communities and by volunteering, you have a better understanding and appreciation for all things. Check out our Facebook page or website on ways you can help us help volunteer!”
“Stand for something or fall for anything!” is Allison’s favorite quote.