I grew up on the East Coast, near Philly, and moved to the Pittsburgh region in the mid 1990’s.
I’ve worked on a turkey farm, in a greenhouse, been a waitress, done clerical work as a receptionist and as an assistant to the Executive Director. I’ve been part of the IT department, worked in marketing, retail, customer service, and as an inside sales rep. I’ve worked for non-profits, newspapers, food distributors, large and small corporations. My work wardrobe has included lined flannel shirts and work gloves, heels and skirts, and jeans and T-shirts.
In 2010 I opened my own brick and mortar specialty shop. Now I’m in retail again, wearing all the hats of a small business owner; but don’t call me an “entrepreneur”, I’m not that hip.
I’m a gardener, cook, gift wrapping aficionado, maker, dog lover, unicyclist, occasional bike commuter, manual driver, paper calendar user, and writer.
I live in an old home in an (overgrown) urban setting with my husband and our crazy dog.