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SOMA People That You Meet: Audrey Rowe

People That You Meet is a series of interviews conducted and posted by the Pollock Properties Group/Keller Williams, highlighting residents of the South Orange-Maplewood community and their diverse and interesting lives.

This edition spotlights Audrey Rowe, Program Director for the South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race and Mary Kay consultant.

Audrey Rowe from SOMA Community Coalition on Race

Favorite charity: SOMA Community Coalition on Race

What town do you live in? Maplewood, NJ

Where did you live before that? Houston, Texas

What brought you to SOMA? Corporate relocation with AT&T

What do you do (for a living or as a serious hobby)?  Program Director with South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race AND entrepreneur offering skin care cosmetics and consultation with Mary Kay  

What’s your favorite feature of your home?  Spacious first floor with lots of windows and a “killer” kitchen

Where do you love to go on a date night?  Any place with good food, good music & the option to dance

What’s music/album are you really into these days?  My daughter SZA’s album, CTRL

If you could have a super-power, what would it be?  Making “broken” people whole 

What’s the best book you’ve read in the last 5 years?  Instinct:  The Power to Unleash Your Inborn  Drive by T.D. Jakes

What’s something that amazes you?  How God-like yet depraved we can be

Describe your family: Involved, supportive, over-booked, outgoing, spiritually aware, talkers, loyal

Describe your ideal day:  Basking in sunshine and warmth, near water having an uninterrupted,   heart-felt conversation with a loved one or close friend

Favorite local place to eat?  The Parkwood Diner

Who/What did you aspire to be when you were little?  A nun or brain surgeon

What is your favorite store?  Costco

Mountains or Beach?  Definitely beach

Favorite movie?  I love old, classic musicals, “Singing in the Rain”  

What inspires you?  My faith in God  

How would you describe your “style”?  Edgy sophistication

Coffee or tea?  Tea – preferably herbal

What charity are you passionate about/how do you live out “CareServeGive? South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race is my charity choice because there is so much that needs to be achieved in the area of race, equity and inclusion, yet so little appetite and funding to actually make it happen.


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