Anita arrived on St. Thomas in 1983, beginning a radio career at WSTA Lucky 13. Departing in 1985, Anita spent time on air in Georgia (WDMG – Douglas, WPGA – Perry/Macon) and Ohio (WJMO – Cleveland), returning to the USVI and WSTA in 1987. She moved on to join Knight Quality Stations Caribbean (1996-1999).
Always having loved helping friends and family with technology, Anita landed a spot in Dial-Up Support at Atlanta ISP MindSpring (now EarthLink). When Broadband began rolling out to residential areas, she rallied to become a member of this new team. She began building web sites using HTML, volunteering with an Atlanta-based nonprofit by training program participants, and maintaining their web site for several years. The USVI (and Knight Quality Stations) welcomed her home again in 2003.
In 2004 Anita changed directions, joining McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas as a Reservationist. She volunteered to assist with IT needs and the web developer recommended that she take an additional title – IT Manager – in 2006. Anita continued in both roles through her 2013 departure, establishing the company’s social media, blog and newsletter, maintaining the web site, supporting 5 remote workers, going “paperless”, upgrades, and instituting VoIP (Voice over IP).
A former Toastmaster (Club 4040U), Anita is a public speaker and writer (Caribia Digest, the old Island Trader/Creative Loafing, and Virgin Islands online newspaper St. Thomas Source). Her voice may be heard on local radio and television spots. She now hosts “Anita & You in Da Evening” on DaVybe Radio 107.9 FM Monday nights, is an active member of the Friends of St. Thomas Public Libraries, and is the Product Manager for a vacation rental business based on St. Thomas.
Since long before joining the viNGN family, Anita has been extremely passionate about digital literacy and is a lifelong learner herself. Anita thrills to have been able to encourage many to invest time in themselves and learn to manage financial, retirement and health care accounts, shop, search for jobs or improve their careers, connect with family, church and community, take free courses, learn to operate a family business, and even get naturalized, all online via the territory’s 33 free Public Computer Centers. She is overwhelmingly honored to be a part of the journey as the U.S. Virgin Islands embarks on its own Technological Revolution.