October 18, 1983
Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart is burning up the charts. Sean Connery is James Bond in Never Say Never Again. I am born.
Growing up in the suburban sprawl of metro St. Louis, I gained an appreciation for words through voracious reading, a love of music through experimenting with multiple instruments, and a knack for picking up on pop cultural cues through MTV and Nickelodeon. Involvement in far too many extracurricular activities (my mom had a planner for my hobbies since I was in first grade), led to an unabashed love for people and their individual life journeys.
After attaining a B.A. in Communications with a minor in Marketing, a M.S. in Communication with in emphasis in PR campaign analysis & media studies, and a B.A. in Graphic Design, I previously built client relationships between PR and Marketing professionals and media influencers through research for the leading global PR SaaS company, Cision, based in Chicago. Currently, I optimize client experiences as an Customer Success Account Manager at ActiveCampaign, a Chicago-based SME email marketing automation/CRM platform.
In my spare time, I am going to live shows, sharing my weight loss journey via my blog LaughingMyAssOff, thrift shopping and styling outfits, or singing songs from Hamilton...terribly.