Retired from the State of NC as Yancey County Magistrate in 2015 after 30 years. Currently employed as a bookkeeper for Rosemary B. Banks, CPA. Married to Rick Tipton, retired East Yancey Middle School Principal and current Director of Yancey County Department of Social Services. One daughter, Laney (and husband Chris), and one brand new grandson, Jack of Raleigh NC. Currently serving on the Yancey County Board of Elections as well as Parkway Board. When not working or spending time with our daughter, we love to travel and one of our favorite places to be is St Barts in the Caribbean.