I graduated with honors having earned a Bachelors in Business Administration - International Business and Language Area Studies - 1980 - St. Norbert College, DePere, Wisconsin
International Business, marketing & finance. My life experience coupled with my education landed me in my first job as Market Manager for Europe and Africa for EKCO housewares, then based in Chicago area. That later evolved into other areas as you will see.
I realized early on in my career that I was not cut out to be a cog in the corporate wheel and decided to leave the corporate world to make my own reality where I could be myself and reach my own potential as an independent entrepreneur. More on this on the 'Professional page'.
My father was very active and involved in all that I endeavored. He was an ex- Marine and taught me respect for authority, responsibility and, as an entrepreneur himself, he taught me to believe in myself and take chances. My mom taught me to have respect for others and to have a deep love for animals and God's creatures which I cherish to this day.