A Political Activist
Since shortly after moving to New Bern in 2002 Libbie has often been active with the Democratic Party in Craven County and a member of the Craven County Democratic Women.
In 2004, shorty after leading the county party campaign in that year's election, Libbie began a group that others dubbed "Liberal Ladies." Today, after 15 years, there are more than 400 women on the email list that holds that group together. Normally (but not recently) Liberal Ladies meets monthly for lunch at the Chelsea restaurant in New Bern. Democratic candidates and leaders of philanthropic groups in the area are invited to speak to the group.
Before she retired Libbie owned a small travel agency and frequently planned cruises and tours for clients. She often escorted groups to Europe and the Caribbean. Prior to the recession of 2008-09 she was a real estate broker. Over the years she's been a licensed insurance agent, and a computer services business owner. She has also been the caregiver for elderly parents and for her late husband.
Liberal Ladies have been Salvation Army bell-ringers for 15 holiday seasons