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 cats Mel and Trixie, 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 who lives 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.