Almena Pettit was born and raised in Tallahassee. She graduated from Sweet Briar College (BA) and Boston University (MBA). After college she worked for the US Congress, followed by many years working at Dartmouth Medical School. Almena returned to Tallahassee in 1992 with her husband Brooks Pettit and began volunteering in the community. Almena is an enthusiastic former member of TMH and TCC Foundations, and is on several committees at Westminster Oaks Retirement Community. An FSU Theatre Patron, she enjoys reading, playing bridge and traveling. With their blended family, she has five “children” and ten grandchildren.