Sue-WellingName: Sue Welling
February 3
Eldersburg Resident Since: I have lived in Eldersburg for a total of 6 years. I first moved to Maryland in 1985 and met my husband, Rick, a Sykesville native. Job opportunities took us to California, Colorado and Massachusetts but we kept coming back. When we moved back to Eldersburg for the third time in 2003, Rick and I agreed this was our last move. Eldersburg is home -- we love it here!

Occupation: Owner of Dream Dinners, a meal assembly kitchen, in Eldersburg.

Short Bio: Born and raised in Massachusetts; received a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Psychology from UMBC; careers in Human Resources Management (10 years) and Project Management Consulting (6 years). I made a decision to leave a professional career and pursue interests aimed at helping others in a more personal way. I felt compelled to do something within my own community that would allow me to establish and strengthen my existing network of friends and business associates. I am grateful to be able to live and work right here in Eldersburg, and Dream Dinners continues to provide many opportunities for me to give back to the community.

Associations & Affiliations:
o South Carroll Business Association; Planning Committee Member for South Carroll Business Expo 2007
o Carroll County Chamber of Commerce; Business & Education Committee Member
o Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County Member
o National and Local Audubon Society Member

Favorite Thing to Do in Eldersburg: My favorite days are when I don’t have to leave Eldersburg. Some favorite places around town include: Bupperts Farm; Habib’s Kabob; training at C & S Holistic Wellness Center; Piney Run Park; Liberty Dam and Reservoir; Dream Dinners (of course!) and my daily fountain soda from the Exxon station.

Favorite Hobby: Gardening

Favorite Musical Artist: Dave Matthews Band

Favorite Book: The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand

Favorite Movie: Shawshank Redemption; Office Space

Favorite Website: Google

If you could add one thing to Eldersburg, what would it be? I would love to see a community garden in Eldersburg where neighbors could come together to grow fruits and vegetables; maybe a produce swap-shop could stem from that. Some land and a water source would be necessary, but otherwise the garden could be run by volunteers. Anybody interested?

Last Updated: July 20, 2006