Born in Florida. Raised everywhere. Finally planted some roots in Chicago in 2000 and been loving it ever since. I'm a Cubs fan when my blood pressure can take it and Gators fan always. I'm mom to a wonderful dog and an aunt to a menagerie of other animals. I love marketing and media relations and ways in which I can help clients intersect creativity and common sense. I balance my work life with novels by Isabel Allende, scenic drives to Galena, and dreams of retiring to Charleston, SC.