Precious Quire-McCloud is a native of Liberia, West Africa and has resided in the States since early childhood;
a childhood FILLED with encouragement and praise! As a result of those precious gifts from her parents, Rev. Christian
and Maggie Quire, she has ALWAYS felt equipped with the tools necessary for success and always believed in herself
and in her ability to influence her destiny; as well as positively impact the lives of others. She approaches life,
circumstances and people with optimism and a fullness of joy that is as infectious as it is tireless. For as long as
she can remember, she has been an advocate for self-expression, deliberate action and purposeful living...UBU embodies her
soul and is representative of her heart's outcry for those who are discouraged and emotionally void of the happiness
that is innately theirs.
As an agent for social change,
Precious believes that a positive attitude, confidence and a healthy self-concept are the perfect antidotes to overcoming
adversity and self-doubt. To know God is to know peace; therefore, she carefully guards her spirit and vigilantly seeks harmony
in all relationships. While seeking harmony, she has learned and found peace in understanding that everyone is not
assigned to walk alongside her in her life journey...still she perseveres and is fiercely focused on making THE
difference that she was created to. Whether by word, action or example, she spreads her powerful message of self-love
to all with whom she comes in contact; primarily targeting female youth and adult women.
|Precious as a young girl in Liberia, W. Africa (1974)
Her undergraduate studies were completed
at Appalachian State University, where she attended on a Track & Field scholarship. She was named
"Freshman of the Year", broke the university's triple jump record and qualified for Nationals. She earned
a B.S. Degree in Communications and was active in service organizations, residence life and two University choirs. While
at ASU, she was inducted into the Omicron Kappa chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. A few years later,
she pursued graduate studies and earned an MBA from High Point University.
Precious and her husband have been together for 20 years,
married for 15 years and have been blessed with 4 awesome children: 3 handsome & loving sons
and 1 precious & beautiful daughter.
is saddened by the need of women to make comparisons as a means to boost self-esteem and feels that the only thing gained
is warped self-awareness - all the while robbing them of the opportunity to meet someone who may impact their life for
the better. "Until you are able to look in the mirror and be totally in love with the person staring back at you, you
are not prepared to experience and enjoy your life to its fullest. It is destructive to compare the best that
you can do with the best that someone else can do. There is so much value in simply being who God created you to be. Be
Music and dance have
always been a part of Precious' fabric as in the Liberian culture, there is no separation of these forms of expression from
daily life. Her rich African heritage can be felt in just about everything she does. There is a joyful
beat that she dances, sways, walks and struts to that is undeniable. She is affectionately called the "Triad's
"Energizer Bunny". If you've seen her on stage or attended one of her fitness classes...you understand
While she is proud of her achievements
in education, business and the performing arts, she feels her greatest sole accomplishment is her obedience to what
God has charged her hands to do. "If a difference is made in only one person's life, UBU will not have
been in vain...Here I am, Lord - send me."