Effie Katsoudas grew up in Upstate New York and after receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Pace University in Pleasantville, New York she moved to Washington, DC. There she spent 13 years working in Sales and Project Management supporting government contractors in the Telecommunications industry. She moved to North Carolina in 2001 where she now lives with her husband George and their son Christos. She has been a stay-at-home mom for the past 9 years. She works as a volunteer library assistant at her son’s school and teaches 3rd grade Sunday School at her church. She enjoys running and cooking for her family.