Pam is married 43 years to Professor Dr. Dennis Ridley, has two grown sons Andrew & Jon one grandson, Patrick(4 1/2) & a grand daughter Alicia (1 1/2)
Pam was born on 9/11 in Trinidad & was an avid sports woman representing both Trinidad & Jamaica national field hockey teams at the International level and the University of the West Indies tennis team.
Upon marriage, Pam moved to Jamaica in 1975 and graduated in applied chemistry minor in Math (BSc) from The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. Taught Chemistry, math and science at St. Andrews Girls High school in Jamaica before relocating to Clemson SC. In 1979 where she once again was in the classroom at TriCounty Tech teaching Chemistry.
Pam has lived in other countries and states and relocated to Tallahassee some 31 years ago. She taught Chemistry at TCC before becoming an entrepreneur & business owner of Sentry Self Service Storage since 1992(25+years now).
Pam's daily life focuses on service & paying it forward to her Golden Eagle neighborhood, Good Shepherd Catholic Church and the wider Tallahassee community.
Board member past: Club 25, Refuge House PACE Center, Riley House, Zonta Club of Tallahassee, Golden Eagle Ladies Tennis, Good Shepherd Council
Present: Golden Eagle Ladies Club, Capital Area Community Action, 2nd Harvest of the Big Bend, Caribbean American Heritage Council, Capital City Chamber of Commerce
Among her many accolades she is most proud of:
-Named in 2008 a "25 Woman you need to know" by the Tallahassee Democrat
-A 2009 runner up for "Volunteer of the Year"
-2013 small business of the year receiving the Parks and Crump community service award
-2015 TCC woman of distinction & a Girls Scout "Distinguished Leader of the Year"
to mention a few