Natalie lives to N’spire and N’courage people to live out their purpose and enjoy life while developing a strong and genuine relationship with Jesus Christ. The author of the blog Live S.E.M.P.LY, Natalie speaks to a variety of challenges and experiences that everyone may face some time in their life. Her blogs provide tips and suggestions that will help people to accept things they cannot change, learn from their experiences and move forward in confidence. Natalie believes choosing to Live S.E.M.P.LY, allows you to enjoy all that God has for you in a healthy, emotional, physical, and mental state of mind.
As a former elementary school teacher and former director of the children’s ministry at her church, Natalie also shares a love for motivating children to be their best academically, spiritually, and physically. Her first book S.E.M.P.L.Y. 4 Girlz© was released in August 2012. With music and ministry being a huge part of who she is, Natalie currently serves as the Worship Leader at Life Change AME Church in Columbia, Maryland.
Natalie holds a B.S. in Family Studies from the University of Maryland at College Park where she also became a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She has an M.S. in Special Education from Johns Hopkins University and an E.S. in Education Leadership from Liberty University. She currently lives in Maryland with her husband Reggie Pickett, a dynamic minister, writer and artist. They have been blessed with three fun-loving sons: Reginald, Reese and Ramsey.