Coretta Bedsole is a lover of films and the arts. When she is not traveling with her retired husband, she works as a part time consultant focusing on effective communications and messaging to consumers and elected officials. In 2017 she retired as a lobbyist after spending over 30 years working with the South Carolina State Legislature. She represented a wide range of nonprofits, professional. and trade associations during her career. One of her favorite clients was IATSE Local 491. She is a graduate of Winthrop University and the mother of an amazing musician, Derrick Lee Johnson. She and her husband, George Johnson, live in Chapin, South Carolina where they enjoy volunteering at their local food pantry, taking long walks around the lake and hanging out with friends.