Originally from Charlottesville, Virginia, Abby came to Nashville to attend Vanderbilt University, where she graduated with a BS in Human and Organizational Development (HOD) and a concentration in Community Leadership & Development. Within the HOD program, Abby developed a strong interest in urban issues and organizational management.
Following her graduation from Vanderbilt, Abby worked as Development Manager of the Nashville Civic Design Center, where she collaborated with local real estate and design professionals toward the goal of elevating the quality of Nashville's built environment. Her experience at NCDC pushed Abby to pursue her passion for place-making and business development in the context of a real estate development company.
Abby worked for a local developer in West Nashville before finding her way to Invent Communities.