by Melissa LaScaleia
Introduce me to your family.
I live with my husband, Dwayne Fisher and our two dogs Jazmin, an American Staffordshire Terrier, and Jaxson, a Yorkshire Terrier.
Where are all the places you came from? Where do you live now?
I was born in Staten Island, NY, and lived there for most of my life. Then I lived in St. Kitts-Nevis; then Louisiana, and finally here in Myrtle Beach. I live in the Market Common now.
Why did you move to Myrtle Beach?
I moved here to start my direct primary care medical practice, When In Need Direct Primary Care. Also my mom already lived here, so it was easy to live by the beach.
Do you have a favorite place in Myrtle Beach?
The Market Common area. We spend a lot of time at Grand Park with the dogs. I also spend a lot of time in Barnes & Noble.
What’s your favorite thing about living in Myrtle Beach?
The proximity to the ocean. My favorite thing about living in the Market Common, is that it reminds me of being back at home in New York City, because everything is accessible by foot.
How has your lifestyle changed since moving here?
It has slowed down a lot from the pace of New York City for sure. It’s a much more relaxed lifestyle now, compared to the hustle and bustle of the metropolis.
What new activities have you taken up since moving here?
We’ve taken up bike riding, and now we ride much more often than we ever have. We’ve also taken up fishing. We throw a line at Dolittle Lake in Emmens Preserve, and also the lake in Grand Park.
Can you share one quirky fact with us about your family?
Anyone who spends any time with our dogs always tells us that our dogs talk— that they communicate exactly what they want, and when they want it.
What are your favorite things to do here?
We like to restaurant hop, and try the different restaurants in the Murrells Inlet area and Market Common. We are big foodies, my husband and I. We travel a lot on the weekends, but when we’re here, we like to bowl at 810 Bowling in the Market Common and in North Myrtle Beach.
Is there anything that you miss or would like to see in Myrtle Beach?
It would be great if there were 24-hour food spots and more food delivery establishments.