Channy grew up in Richmond, Virginia and attended James Madison University. She graduated with a degree in Political Science and after a session at the General Assembly, she began her first “real job” with RAR, back in 1989, in the newly created Government Affairs department. She was fortunate enough to spend several years working with Laura (as well as Kathryn). After several other jobs, including her 8-year stint as a stay at home mom to raise her 2 children Jack & Chandler, she returned to RAR to work for the non-profit Partnership for Housing Affordability and coordinate Affordable Housing Awareness Week. She is very happy to be back!