Hope Arbery, President of Pleat Street
While growing up near Reynolds Farm, a sheep and cattle farm owned by her parents, Hope Arbery learned the value of not only hard work, but also about knowing and celebrating the importance of the home. As a child, Hope entered contests and sewed competitively, being crowned Virginia state champion in competitions such as the Make-it-Wool, Lead Line and Sheep Showmanship in the 1980s. She reigned as Miss Virginia Farm Bureau and toured the state, representing the industry when she was 18 years old.
Hope went on to attend the University of Virginia where she was president of her sorority, Pi Beta Phi, and graduated with a degree in economics. After college, Hope attended the University of Georgia School of Law, and there she met her husband and fellow classmate, Chris. While at UGA, Hope was selected for the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court team as well as the Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law. Hope and her husband moved to Atlanta after law school graduation to begin work and raise a family – her two sons, Mason and Scott, were born in 1999 and 2001.
After the birth of her second son, Hope made the tough decision to leave her job as a lawyer and began Arbery Design, Inc.