Ever since I can remember, I’ve enjoyed meeting new people, building relationships, and sharing stories. Even at the young age of three, my parents said I was quite the conversationalist. Whether I was coloring or talking to my imaginary friends, I loved to be creative!
As I became older, I enjoyed reading, grew to love writing, and quickly discovered that journal and creative writing were challenging outlets.
After graduating from college, I spent seven years in TV news as a professional storyteller …. a reporter, producer and assignment manager before delving into communications, marketing, public relations and development in higher education. From there, I spent five years in corporate communications leadership at Giant Eagle, Inc., one of the nation’s largest food, pharmacy, fuel and convenience retailers and distributors.
In addition to corporate communications, I also enjoy creative writing. In 2013, I published my first children’s book, We ALL love pancakes.
When I’m not writing, I love spending time with: my husband, Fasy; son, Logan; parents; family; and friends. My other passions, include: learning, reading, running, fitness, traveling (especially to the beach), and interior decorating.
Early in 2016, I decided my career was ready for a new chapter … small business ownership. I decided to combine my two passions: writing and relationships. Now I focus my energy and talents on helping businesses grow and succeed by developing distinctive brands, compelling content and engaging stories that lead to stronger customer and community relationships, and positive and profitable results.
We all have unique and powerful stories to share, and I would love to help tell yours!
Current & Previous Professional Experience:
Communications Consultant, Giant Eagle, Inc.
Executive Director, Advancement Communications, Carnegie Mellon University
Director, Executive & Internal Communications & Team Member Recognition, Giant Eagle, Inc.
Sr. Executive Director, Development, Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh
Director of Public Affairs & Communications & Senior Aide to the President, Gannon University
Assignment Manager & Producer, KDKA-TV
Executive Producer & Reporter, WSEE-TV
B.A. Communications with Journalism and Marketing concentrations, cum laude, Gannon University
Certificate, Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University
M.Ed. in Leadership Administration, with honors and distinction, Gannon University
Deacon and Board of Director, Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church 2014- 2018
Volunteer: Avonworth PTA, Off the Floor, Light of Life, Roots of Faith Ministry, Hearth and Girls on the Run
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Charles Schulz and Shel Silverstein