The Professional

Penn State University graduate with a BA in Journalism. Worked as a reporter for both The Philadelphia Inquirer and United Press International. Have been working in the PR field for 25+ years, managing major accounts, including the former Rohm and Haas Agricultural Chemicals and Building Products businesses. Worked as writer, newsletter editor and publicist for Friends of the Wissahickon, promoting preservation of Wissahickon section of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park. Manage PR program for Armstrong Commercial Ceilings business.

The Personal

Lived in San Diego from 2005 through 2012. Volunteered as a docent at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Beach in San Diego. Led nature hikes through the Reserve to introduce visitors to history, geology, flora and fauna. Have visited just about every major winegrowing region in California. Big fan of the philosophy of the late self-help guru Dr. Wayne Dyer and was lucky enough to meet him in person. Love the West Coast and hope to be able to spend at least part of the year there again someday.