Visitor Profiles

Brenda Barnes

Clayton Representative for New Neighbor Welcome Service
I am a married, mother of two daughters and grandmother of five granddaughters who all enjoy calling Clayton home. I have lived in Clayton for the last 38 years, which has enabled me to see much growth and change to an area which has always been referred to as small town country living. Thankfully, this character continues in our town.
For almost six years, I have been privileged to meet hundreds of new families who now call Clayton home too. Introducing these families to the Clayton and NC activities as well as many local businesses has been my honor. I am very community oriented and support these local businesses myself. I enjoy being the voice inside these homes for these businesses as well as a smiling face to share southern hospitality to these new residents.
I am an amateur photographer and nature gardener. I can truly say, I love the state of North Carolina and the beauties you can find from the mountains to the sea.

Susan Farris

I am a wife, a mother to two young men and a working woman. We have lived in Apex for 18 years and raised our family here and I’m also proud to be a native North Carolinian. We are active in our church and love to explore new places in our RV. My favorite thing to do when I’m not working is read a good book!
I truly enjoy this job and have meet some very interesting people (and pets!) over the years. I also love the opportunity to work with the amazing businesses here in Apex. My husband says we can’t go anywhere without me seeing someone I know.

Tammy Waller

I am a transplant from Central Ohio and have been a happy North Carolinian for 6 years. I have three successful sons and 4 wonderful grandchildren. I have followed an exciting career in service to others through customer service, catering and the past 13 years owning my business as a home organizer for families wanting to have more functionality in their homes so they can spend more time on activities that are important to them. This has been so successful and rewarding.
I have truly enjoyed visiting new residents in their new homes. It is a pleasure to hear where so many have come from and where they are headed with their lives. Still being new to this business, 8 months, I am looking forward to even more rewards within the business.
I spend free time with family and friends at home gatherings or out and about in the community. I enjoy local festivals and events. I spend my quiet time reading, quilting and photographing nature and architecture. I am a member of Woman’s Club of Raleigh where I am surrounded by an amazing group of women who share an interest of philanthropy and fellowship.

Amanda Petty

I am a Stay at Home Mom who has been living in West Cary for over two years. Over the past year I have enjoyed working for New Neighbor Welcome Service and greeting new residents while my husband and 4 year old gets some daddy-daughter time. I am a native North Carolinian and have lived in Wake County for over 13 years. In my free time I love to research and travel to new places.

Annette Regan

I retired from the NC Dept. of Commerce and have enjoyed welcoming newcomers to the Fuquay-Varina area for 8 years. Having grown up in Fuquay-Varina, it is my great pleasure to meet new families and welcome them and help them fall in love with their new hometown.
My background is economic development and small business growth in my hometown is very important to me. Introducing newcomers to the “best” of our local business community is my passion!