Tia is currently the Assistant to Nicholas Sparks. She resided in San Diego, California, for 10 years, where she managed a prominent real estate office, before she moved to New Bern, North Carolina, in June 2013. A certified nurse, Tia has always aspired to help others in any way she could. Her passion for children, education, and family brought her to New Bern and to the Nicholas Sparks Foundation. She has known the Sparks family for many years.
“If you give a child a fish, you feed them for a day; if you teach a child to fish, you feed them for a lifetime.” — Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie.