Nelle has been a broadcaster since 1961, starting when she was 4 years old! She worked at the Rockmart station WPLK for one year and in 1961 earned the outstanding award from the Associated Press. She then chose to stay home with her two small children until they were both in middle school. Nelle and her family moved to Rome in 1968 and she began her career with Charlie Doss at WROM AM and 97.7 FM. She has worked for Tom Lloyd at WLAQ and continues with Randy Davis after he purchased the station from Tom. While working in radio, Nelle also worked for the Rome Floyd County Recreation Authority for 10 years and taught ceramics and art. After leaving WLAQ, Nelle worked at Coosa Valley Mental Health for four years as the Public Affairs Director, until budget cuts eliminated the position. Randy Quick heard about Nelle’s availability and called to see if she might do a talk show, thus resurrecting the Ben Lucas Radio Show, “Talk of the Town”.
Nelle supports many causes and celebrated 21 years as chariperson for the Bob Richards RYDC. She serves on the advisory board for the Georgia Radio Hall Of Fame, and was inducted into the Georgia Radio Hall Of Fame in 2012.
Nelle is currently a board member of the Commission on Children and Youth, Blood Assurance, and Floyd Against Drugs. Nelle also does a public affairs program called “Around and About” that airs on five stations in the Rome Radio Partners family. She loves to sing and do solos in her church, Park View Baptist, and strives to help her community in any way possible.