I grew up on a farm in Southern Pennsylvania, and am the oldest of eight children. While in sixth grade, I wrote a short story about animals. My teacher, Mrs. Backon, helped me with the grammar. Teachers can be the most wonderful gift to their students. I still think of her to this day and how she helped mold me into the person I am today. My story won an award and was published in a magazine. I was also the sports editor and then editor in chief of our school paper in high school.
I attended colleges in Pennsylvania, earning an Associate Degree in Business from The Business School of Widener University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Wilkes University. I returned to school years later to earn a Certification in Interior Decorating from Philadelphia University.
After obtaining my degrees, I met my husband and stayed at home to raise our two beautiful children, whom I am very proud of.
I now reside in Miami Beach, Florida, with my two furry children: SUGAR AND COOKIE.