We're excited to connect with our alumni through our Darlington Connects series. Today we hear from Tiffany Payne Horton ('02), sales account manager at High Voltage Prints.
For those of you who knew Tiffany during her 14-years at Darlington, you surely knew she was a cheerleader. And the outgoing personality and positive attitude that made her a great cheerleader has (not surprisingly) translated into her career.
After graduating from University of Mississippi in 2007, Tiffany began working with a local promotions company in Rome. Several years later she followed fellow colleagues, who opened their own company, High Voltage Prints. “I enjoy this business because it brings something new to the table every day,” she said.
In her role, she has worked with many different clients to help their design dreams come to fruition, one client even being Darlington. “I have enjoyed an added bonus of how this job has allowed me to reconnect with Darlington classmates, teachers and friends,” she said.
Arguably, she has just encountered one of her most exciting projects yet! After the Atlanta Braves won the World Series, Tiffany and her coworkers worked around the clock to design and print more than 7,000 shirts to be distributed to all MLB retailers, including Dick's Sporting Goods, Academy Sports & Outdoors, and The Atlanta Braves Battery Store.
Tiffany says her time at Darlington helped her to build character, instill confidence and build lifelong relationships -- all a great foundation that has led to an exciting career.
Tiffany's family ties to Darlington run deep. Her late grandfather, Randy Payne, was a member of the Class of 1958; her mother, Wendy Payne, is a longtime faculty member and her sister, Payton (Payne) Guest ('10) is starting a new job at Darlington next week; her brother, Trey Payne ('08), is also an alumnus; and her sons, Sam and Duke, are in third grade and pre-K this year.
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