Ellen D. Couch

Published 8:19 am Friday, September 10, 2010

Name: Ellen D. Couch

Occupation: Executive Director for Smart Beginnings Western Tidewater

In a relationship with: Craig Couch

Children’s names, ages: Hannah, 9, Hailey, 5

Church: Smithfield Baptist

If I could change my name, I’d make it: I like my name

People say I look like: My mother, Linda Darden

Favorite movie of all time: “Sound of Music”

TV show I never miss:  “Law and Order”

The secret to happiness is: Love and great family and friends.

I wish I knew how to: Sew

If I had to eat only three foods for the rest of my life, they’d be: Shrimp, steak, Smithfield ham

Three words that describe me:  Caring, task-oriented, organized

Book currently on my nightstand: Bible

My proudest achievement: Two daughters and my degree from University of Virginia

Most humbling moment: Feeling appreciated by children

Most recent trip: Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Favorite college sports team: University of Virginia Cavaliers

Favorite pro sports team: Washington Redskins

Favorite Color: Pink

The best life lesson I’ve learned, and who taught me:  Live life to its fullest

Best decision I’ve made in life: Marrying Craig

Local charitable or non-profit organization I wish more people would support: Smart Beginnings of Western Tidewater

What gives me the blues: Rainy days

My best childhood memory: Spending time with my grandparents.