Angela started a female-owned construction company 23 years ago and spent 10 years building "big box" stores as a dual union and non-union shop. Her firm was the third-party inspection firm for the Longaberger Basket Corporation Picnic Basket office. Her personal motto, "Nothing Is Impossible!"
She received her formal training from the University of Akron, where she majored in Sales and Marketing. She then received a Construction Management degree from the James A. Walker School of Construction Management and a Moisture Analyst and Inspectorate certification from The Exterior Design Institute. She received further training as an Advanced Code Official from the Virginia Building Code Academy. She is certificated in Fair Housing Practices, Housing Counseling and First Time Homebuyer Training through VHDA and Neighborworks, granted a Housing Development Finance Professional designation from the National Development Council and Recieved a Halo Award from the One Warm Coat Foundation.
Active in all facets of the industry she was the National Chair of the National Association of Women in Construction, Owner's Council. She was on the construction team for the CMHA Carver Park Subsidized Housing Renovation in Cleveland, Ohio where she utilized the PAR program to train 13 females public housing residents to complete the removal and installation of over 2,000 window units. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Suffolk, Virginia, Redevelopment and Housing Authority. She spent two years as a Code Official. She is published in trade magazines as an industry professional. She was a guest speaker of the Associated General Contractors of America annual convention in Las Vegas, NV where her topic was Affirmative Action. She was a speaker at the 2008 Governor's Housing Conference where her topic was, Predatory Tax Preparation.
Welcome Home CDC was awarded a $3.8 million dollar LIHTC allocation which consists of constructing 31 townhouse rental units. Most recently she founded, Healing Homes, Inc. Healing Homes will focus on solutions for chronic veteran homelessness and adaptable housing.