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.
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.