Name: Cissy Thompson
Family: Husband, Cal Thompson, and Sophie, our little fur baby
Years in the Golden Isles: For 27 years
Occupation: Membership director at Sea Palms
Favorite landmark in the Golden Isles: I love Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island for the beauty and serenity. I have always loved the outdoors and spending time in nature. With the sand in between my toes and a great book, I can sit on the beach all day long, from sunrise to sunset. I have definitely done that before!
Describe a perfect Saturday for you and your family in the Golden Isles: We enjoy the beach, time spent at Sapelo, and taking walks with Sophie, our little social dog. As always, I can’t have a bad Saturday with a good book by the pool or on the beach. Also, gardening, grilling, trying new recipes and spending time with family and friends always make for a perfect Saturday for me!
A local you admire: Elaine Goodwin. I admire her because she always thinks of others in need and is involved in so many of our local charitable organizations. She has high energy and compassion for everyone she meets. She is also our pet sitter for Sophie. When she knew of my need for a pet sitter she reached out and has taken care of Sophie ever since. She is the most giving person I have ever met.
What are some of your favorite aspects of your job as membership director at Sea Palms? One of the most important is building relationships and getting to know our members and the potential members I meet and speak with daily who are joining Sea Palms. I am excited about the growth of Sea Palms and what the future holds. One of my favorite aspects is planning and being a part of the execution for member events. I always want to do things that are exciting for our events and members and keep everything fun and interesting. Also, I really enjoy the people who I work with on a daily basis. They are the ones that make the team so successful and easy to be around; they are all like family.
You recently attended The Southern Coterie Summit for the fourth year in a row. What brings you back each year? I have loved working with The Southern Coterie Summit each and every year! I look forward to listening to the speakers and their different aspects of what women face, ideas and growth with entrepreneurship, drive for success, and the impact they have on others while attending this summit. I enjoy being a part of The Southern C and meeting all the women who have different business ideas. Obviously, Cheri and Whitney are amazing and what they do for women all around is incredible. It is so beneficial for all who attend and work the Summit. I always learn so much when meeting attendees and the team members and love getting to know new people!