Hi, my name is Velody Foye-Byrd. I am a Real Estate Investor, Founder, and CEO of Eagle Home Partners. I’m a North Carolina native. Born into a family that instilled the principles of doing as much as possible, for as many as you can, and for as long as you can! Fortunately for me, this was the belief shared by both my paternal and maternal families. My family structures were very diverse from both sides, from farmers, educators, military servicemen and women, counselors, and many entrepreneurs. I was always told that “Through Christ, I could do all things who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13) The sky was the limit. Get an education and pursue my dreams. I graduated high school and went off to college at North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC. Initially, I was unsure as to which career path I truly wanted to follow, but deep down I knew that I had a passion and a calling to educate, but also big dreams of one day being a lawyer. I decided to major in Education and took Criminal Justice courses as well. I graduated and went on to live a productive life and throughout my 33-year career, I have taught in the public school system of North Carolina, taught GED courses at the community college level, worked in law enforcement, worked with and as an administrator in healthcare serving the severe and persistently mentally ill and have owned several businesses, a day spa, weight loss, and a mortgage company. A choice to dedicate countless years in every position or career path, along the way to a life in service to others. However, as in the poem by Langston Hughes, “Mother to Son,” life hasn’t been [ the line] ‘no crystal stair,’ not as smooth as crystal, meaning (there have been some tacks and splinters) as we all must endure but more importantly, I’ve been blessed, thus I live by “To whom much is given, much will be required.” (Luke 12:48), because I’ve survived and every test or trial that I went through made me stronger, and wiser. God placed a rainbow in the sky for me each time and I am the better for them. So as life events and circumstances would bring my story full circle, I’ve also been a consumer of many of the various services I’ve provided to others. It is with a humble heart, from a sincere place within; out of compassion and empathy from which Eagle Home Partners was founded. We are a collaborative team of the most kindred-spirited individuals with parallel backgrounds. Together we have combined experience of over 92 career years of public service ranging from public schools teaching, nursing, working in mental health, law enforcement, entrepreneurs, healthcare, and the military. Public Service is what we do, have done! Daily we strive to engage with individuals meeting them where they are and creating wins for them with one simple mission at play. Leaving them better off than before encountering Eagle Home Partners.