I am Kia Anthony.
I am a mother, veteran, and small business owner. I was born in Flint, Michigan, but have called Spring Lake home since leaving the Army in 2006. I received an honorable discharge from the Army after completing seven years of service, including deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. I am an entrepreneur by nature as the creator of Just Cactus, a hair and skincare line, and the founder of Circa 1865, a nonprofit organization that focuses on celebrating African American culture. I have served my community as an activist focused on marginalized communities including food distributions, voter registration drives, census drives, and drive-through COVID-19 testing sites. I am also a founding member of the Greater Sandhills Chamber. I live by the African proverb, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”