Regional Sales Manager
Anne is passionate about many things—but as a native of Illinois, the three things at the very top of her list are: her family, any bit of sunshine she can get, and hockey. She spends the majority of her free time donning heavy winter coats, organizing team functions, and cheering on her kids at the rink. Hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky once said, "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take”—and Anne certainly embodies this spirit. She defines the meaning of being a team player and dives into her work each day with fierce dedication. Having been a venue manager herself, she knows that, much like hockey, it takes great determination and a whole lot of heart to be successful in this industry. She stands at the ready to give her best to her Hoppy sisterhood and to her wedding venue clients in IL and across the country. She may have ice in her veins, but she's got fire in her heart.
Marital status: Married to my best friend. We became friends 10 years before we ever got married, and I believe that’s what has held us together through tough seasons of life. I promised to not complain about his stinky hockey bag and he promised to deal with my need to organize literally everything!
Favorite quote: “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” —Mother Teresa
What pushes my panic button: Messes! Clutter and disorganization drive me crazy!
Most unrealistic life goal: Becoming a professional singer. My parents put me in voice lessons at age 9 but after four lessons the teacher told my parents they should save their money. So that was the end of my singing career. I still love to embarrass my kids and belt out some 90s rap!
Favorite way to wind down after a hard day: An episode of Chicago PD or anything FBI, and a glass of red wine.
Childhood career choice: Doctor. After I got done with a chapter of The Baby-Sitters Club I dove right into my mom’s medical books. I couldn’t learn enough until I realized you had to see blood in real life and not just photos.
Dream vacation: The Greek Islands! I would love to start off in Crete, scuba dive in Santorini, and then go off the beaten path to Lafka and enjoy the sparkling blue waters.
Best premarital advice: Make sure you enjoy spending time together, truly just the two of you. And never stop wanting to learn about each other.
Workspace décor: Three cups of coffee, rose gold everything, and post-its for days!
What I'm listening to: Audiobooks! Anything by Shari Lapena or Mary Kubica is a must-read or listen to! Between the audiobooks, I love any music that came from the 90s and uplifting podcasts.
My ideal date night: A food crawl! Finding a fun town that has a myriad of local restaurants and having drinks, appetizers, entrées, and dessert at different places.