Regional Sales Manager
Pronouns: she / her / hers
Domestic status: Married over 20 years to a man who understands me, balances me, and keeps me grounded.
Best advice to brides: The wedding is a celebration, but the marriage is far more important and can take even more planning and attention to detail. As you’re making these decisions for your day, take a deep breath, exhale slowly, and do something for your partner regularly that will help remind you why you’re taking this leap together.
Guilty pleasures: Reality TV and comedy specials always help me recharge because I can turn my brain off for a bit, laugh, and remember that so much of life has a sense of humor. And GAMES, video or otherwise. A good-natured, competitive game of Mario Kart or Scrabble has always done more for me and my husband than any couples therapist ever has, and now games like this help me connect with my kids in a fun way.
Childhood career choice: I wanted to be a dancer or an actress. In college, I wanted to be a journalist because I love asking questions and never want to stop learning.
What I love about my job: I have a tried-and-true support system that has helped me become a better version of myself throughout my adult life, and I also get to work with them to continue improving, both personally and professionally. That gift is never lost on me. I know it’s by design that every single person on staff feels like someone I’ve known my whole life, but it also never ceases to amaze me.
Favorite wedding-related movie: My Big Fat Greek Wedding. It has a special place in my heart because it came out the year I was married, and I laughed and cried right along with those characters because it was similar to my own story. It was especially cool to watch it with my kids this many years later.
Extracurricular activities: I knit to keep my hands busy, and to calm my brain. I’m also a proud mom of a fencer and a hockey goalie, and it lights me up to watch them explore and enjoy their passions. Cheering them on is my favorite extracurricular activity, because I get to learn more about who they are.
Favorite wedding detail: Honestly, it was the stuff that didn’t go right that I look back on most fondly. We were locked out of our hotel room on our wedding night, and I was so tired I wordlessly just sank onto the floor by the door, and my new husband went to get the key. I remember smiling to myself because neither of us had to say anything. We just knew what came next.
Work space décor: A cozy velvet chair, bright colors, really smooth fine-tip black pens, and my written planner. I cannot survive without my shared Google Calendars at this stage in my life, but I still find I need to write out my schedule and to-do lists to internalize it more effectively.
What people most underestimate about me: How much I hate giving up. I will always find a solution to a problem if it’s important to me. One of my most-used phrases came from Meredith many years ago: “What you focus on, you can resolve.” It’s become a fundamental part of how I approach life.
Fictional character I most identify with: I’ll say it. I’m Weird Barbie from the Barbie movie. Maybe I don’t look like I did at the start of my adventure, but I also have a sense of humor about it, and I’m the person people come to when they need help. I’m reliable, more than a little offbeat, and a creative problem solver.
Theme song: “Going The Distance,” by Cake. It will forever be my favorite workout song.