Steps to HOPE Board of Directors announces new member

Published 12:14 pm Monday, October 16, 2023

Steps to HOPE has announced Debra Minnick as a new member of its Board of Directors. 

Debra resides in the Campobello area with her husband, Nelson Minnick, where they are members of Tryon Hounds and enjoy being an active part of the equestrian community.

“It’s my humble privilege to be able to serve and give back to our community and help in a way that’s very personal knowing that what we do makes a real difference in lives,” Minnick said. “I love that every person in our community can also help by shopping at the Steps to HOPE Thrift Barn in Landrum and Second Chance Thrift Store in Columbus. Every dollar spent in those stores not only makes a difference in someone’s life, but those dollars also provide a safe haven at Steps to HOPE for those in serious danger.”

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Debra is Broker-in-Charge at Blackstream Christie’s International Real Estate based in Greenville, S.C. Licensed in S.C., N.C. and Ga., she has served as past Chairperson for the Greenville Chapter of Professional Women in Building, has been honored as Associate Member of the Year by the Greenville Homebuilders Association and has been recognized with Top Producer Awards from Blackstream Christie’s International Real Estate. Her expertise extends to various real estate niches, including luxury estates, equestrian and farm properties, golf and gated communities and residential developments.

Steps to HOPE is the domestic violence and sexual assault treatment and prevention center serving western North Carolina and the Upstate. If you would like to get involved and help end domestic abuse, or if you or someone you know is being abused, please call 828-894-2340 or visit


Submitted by Jessica Cashwell