My husband Bob and I have lived in Homewood since 2000. We have three young adult children – Maggie, Michael, and Bill – and we’re delighted to have been able to raise them in a community as amazing as Homewood. We’re excited to welcome a daughter-in-law into our family when Maggie marries this spring.
I grew up the youngest in a family of five children in suburban Glen Ellyn. My father, a small business owner, and my mother, an avid volunteer and civic leader, instilled in me a love of public service.
I have served on the boards of the Homewood Library, Foundation 153, Homewood PTA, Homewood PMA, HF Soccer Club, and Friends of the Homewood Library.
I was a member of the Homewood Village Board of Trustees from 2009-2018. As a Trustee, I developed strong relationships between the village board and the park district, school district, and library district. I welcomed public input, listened to people, and worked to find common ground on issues affecting our community. And I helped plant the initial seeds that brought us the Homewood Science Center.
Professionally, I am an award-winning filmmaker specializing in short-form documentary-style videos, primarily for local non-profits and educational organizations.
Prior to striking out on my own as an independent filmmaker, I was co-founder and CFO of Rivet Media, a corporate communications company based in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago, with clients including Coca-Cola, Motorola, and Whirlpool. My partners and I disbanded the company in 2004 to follow new individual pursuits.