I grew up in an Italian home, where relatives and friends coming together was always a celebration. I learned that preparing authentic meals, setting a delightful table, and enjoying conversation and laughter are the ingredients that make any occasion special.
Inspired by my family, I began an incredibly rewarding career in Marketing and Event Planning. With over 15 years’ experience as a catering director at premiere venues, I’ve built strong personal and professional relationships in the hospitality industry. Nothing makes me happier than sharing those contacts and connecting people. I’m passionate about brainstorming organic themes, collaborating to create gorgeous backdrops with classic elegance, and adding modern twists to give you the event of your dreams.
Getting to Know Me
I love creating order out of chaos
I was raised in Sunny So Cal, but the heart of my family is in Chicago
A good challenge keeps me motivated! I don’t always have the answers, but probably know someone who does
Seeing the groom’s facial expression as his bride walks down the aisle is my favorite moment
The Father/Daughter dance makes me cry EVERY time
I proudly sit on many planning committees and boards including OC Arthritis Foundation, OC Aids Foundation and Boys Town.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in English, and love to compose unique toasts for every occasion
I am grateful beyond words to those who serve in the military. My oldest son is a US Marine.
I have three amazing children and an adorable Puggle!
“Mange Bene, Ridi Spesso, Ama Molto” (Eat Well, Laugh Often, Love Much) is my favorite quote