I was born and raised in the Detroit Metro area. I graduated from Michigan State with a degree in Communications. Wanting to be more than a secretary in the auto industry, I moved to Chicago at 24 and started my pursuit of an acting career while working at an advertising agency on Michigan Ave. It wasn’t until I was involved behind the scenes on a tv show that I found my real passion was working behind the scenes to get things done. Actually, I found that to be a good definition of what marketing is, ‘working behind the scenes to get things done.’ I had what I wanted to do, now I had to find a place to do it.
We moved to Oceanside, California in 1995, and I began my search for a place I could get involved in. I worked as a temp mostly until I found a job with an online advertising agency. During that time we found our home in Murrieta in 2002. Since I worked from home, I didn’t really venture out to see what a wonderful community we lived in.
Wanting to change the world with a ‘green job close to home’ I started working at a solar company in 2010. That became my gateway to where I am now. Through that position I was able to begin getting out in the community and seeing all the great things that that are done here by so many amazing people.
I see so many wonderful nonprofits in our Valley, I hoped to find one that needed my skillset. I am grateful to have been introduced to Jacob’s House Temecula and been asked to be on their Board of Directors. I hope that I can help them with their vision and further their goals during my time on the Board.
I am a marketing/planning/promotion professional with over 20 years experience. I have a diverse skill set and knowledge base to use to get goals accomplished, and try to use it to the best of my ability every day.
I’ve been married to my husband Rich for 25 years. Some of my favorite things are animals, art, all things Italian, travel, history, music and movies.