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Get To Know Us: Mariah Chalk!


Mariah is the Event Director of The Crossing at Hollar Mill.

What’s your favorite movie? Sweet Home Alabama

Which super power would you like to have? Teleporting – traveling is fun but I’m impatient. But seriously are we there yet?

Where would you go in a time machine? I would go back to when my family still lived in upstate New York. I miss living close to my grandparents and getting to see them on a regular basis.

Which is your favorite quote? Bloom where you are planted.

If you were an ice cream what flavor would you be? Chocolate

What are the titles of the last three books you have read? Save Haven by Nicholas Sparks; To Kill a Mockingbird by Lee Harper; The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

Who has inspired you in your life and why? My Great Aunt – Margaret “Jeannie” Mehalick. After I was born, my mother was trying to find someone to care for me during the day while she was at work and Jeannie offered to take the job. Jeannie and my Great Uncle Andy were like having a second set of grandparents/parents. Andy taught me how to ride a bike, shoot a basketball, hit a softball and instilled my profound love for sports. Jeannie made my lunches and snacks, took me to school, taught me respect and was truly the most generous and selfless person I know to this day. She also had the best laugh! Just her laugh could put a smile on your face. Jeannie cared more about taking care of others than herself. Jeannie was diagnosed with breast cancer but we did not catch it soon enough and she passed away in 2008. Jeannie has inspired me to be the person I am today. She taught me to have a sense of humor, laugh (A LOT!), care for others but don’t forget to care for yourself, no matter how far the distance – family is always there for you and just a phone call away, respect others, be strong, push through the hard times, take a “me” moment when you need it and how to wear red lipstick.


883 Highland Avenue SE
Hickory, North Carolina 28602
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