Ivy Oates works for Western Piedmont Community College, in Morganton, NC, as a teacher in continuing education.
Along with her teaching position, she is a small business owner and entrepreneur. She owns and operates Nice Nails and Hair salon with her daughter. Having a small business keeps her quite busy.
At the salon, her duties include running the books, making appointments and performing beauty services.
Ivy, who lives with a mental health condition, was able to work through her challenges and received an associate degree in education and a bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting. She has also received certifications as an esthetician and manicurist.
She is proud to have accomplished all that she has on her own and is delighted to be working with her daughter at their business that makes others feel good and happy daily.