Name: Tara Lynn “Maveu Napteu” Smith
Occupation: French teacher by day, co-founder/director of Cherie Amie by night/
Birth date and place: Aug. 11; Sugar Land
Family: mother, Lynnette Nadeau; father, Terrell Smith; and my dog-child, Amie, 2.
My business philosophy is: Take care of others; God will take care of you.
If I could, I’d be a: full-time director of Cherie Amie with a salary.
I’m so sick of: businesses that make money the only priority and aren’t consciously aware of the impact they make on people.
The four guests at my fantasy dinner party would be: John F. Kennedy, Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey and Jesus.
My hobbies are: African culture and food, vocal performance, hot yoga, and sustainable development projects with Peace Tree Africa, my 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization.
The last book I read was: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey.
I wish I knew how to: play guitar.
Nobody knows I: once jumped off a cliff in Greece.
The person I most admire is: John F. Kennedy
My guilty pleasure is: Volcano Eruption Cake.
I drive a: 2012 Toyota Camry.
I’d like to be driving a: yacht, touring the oceans around the world.
My favorite restaurant is: Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant.
I regret: not living in France longer as an exchange student after high school.
If I won the lottery, here’s what I’d do just for me: travel the world.
If I could change one thing about Denton, it would be: Bring back The Tomato, move Mr. Chopsticks back and all of Cool Beans on Fry Street. I would remove what has made Fry Street so commercial and corporate in the last few years.
When I retire, I plan to: write a book, and read more books.
Community activities: founder and president, Peace Tree Africa.