In 1979 I became an usher at the then Morris Civic Auditorium. As the years passed I continued to work at the auditorium in various areas. Concession stand, box office, bar-tending, stagehand and runner. In 1995, I offered to help the Director coordinate a few shows while they searched for a full time event coordinator. I applied for and received that job. I graduated from PAFMS at Oglebay in 1999. In 2003, I was promoted to Director of Booking and Event Operations. I earned my CFE designation with IAVM in 2016.
I am proud to continue to work in the facility I literally grew up in. When not at work I enjoy spending time with my husband Tim, our cat Mel, 2 dogs, Lucy and Winnie. We love to watch the Chicago Cubs. Gardening, cooking, collecting cookbooks and reading are other fun past times. We are the proud parents of 2 boys, Lucas and his husband Luje live in Madison, WI and Alex who is married to our wonderful daughter in law, Abrah and have recently moved to China to help children learn English.