I come from a journalism family. We were trained in proper English and absolutely nothing else was allowed in our home. In fact, one of my sisters was so talented in the right usage of grammar and spelling that she went through the daily newspaper and corrected any mistakes. Even in the comics section!

I received my bachelor’s degree in French from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. My junior year abroad was spent at L’Institut d’Études Françaises Pour Étudients Étrangers in Aix-en-Provence, France. Choosing photography as a career, I attended classes at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College of Chicago.

I was a free-lance photographer in the Chicago, IL USA area for more than 2 decades, my specialty being on-location portrait and public relations photography.  Clients included Harpo Productions (The Oprah Winfrey Show), Chicago Magazine, The New Yorker Magazine, Chicago Life Magazine, Mobil Oil and many others. I was the still photographer for the PBS film “Who Am I This Time?” starring Susan Sarandon and Christopher Walken and directed by Jonathan Demme.

My passion is clear, effective communication. Side interests include swimming, cats, movies and selling my first original screenplay.