A bit about me
After graduating from Marquette University and working in the marketing department of a hospital, I landed a job in the big city of Chicago. After 12 years working my way up to director at a public relations firm, I left to start my own and never turned back. I gain satisfaction working with a talented team at CSG developing strategic communications programs that help clients achieve their goals.
What I’m passionate about at work
Driving change. I believe that communications can lead to changed behavior.
A favorite memory at CS-Effect
I love the variety of our work, so it’s difficult to pick one. I enjoyed helping launch NorthShore’s Center for Brain Health. We oversaw an event for the new Center entitled “Mind Matters”, featuring Dr. Lisa Genova, acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice. The CS-Effect team pitched the idea for the event, secured Dr. Genova as a keynote speaker and formed a partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association to help market the event. Ultimately the event was a big success with more than 200 attendees.
My favorite things to do outside of work
I enjoy spending time with my daughter and Otto, our cockapoo. I adopted my daughter from Nepal so stay active in advocating for adoption through the Nepal Adoptive Families Association. I’ve spoken on international adoption and have appeared on NPR and The Talk. I love bike riding and sailing on Lake Michigan during our short summers and hope my daughter will join me in the near future!
A quote that inspires me
"There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness."– Dalai Lama