An opportunity to work at the Westchester County Airport brought me to New York in 1995, following a period of more than 12 years in the Midwest in the travel industry as a station manager and district trainer with commuter airlines. As the building of a new terminal led to the restructuring of ground operations, I moved into the world of corporate travel in 1996, where I was employed by a worldwide travel management company.
I took a 16-year sabbatical from corporate life in 2000 to be a full-time mom. During this time, I was actively involved in my children’s school, volunteering many hours in the classroom and with the PTA. I continue to serve on the PTA Executive Board in my children’s high school. I am involved in my church and volunteer in various capacities and was employed part-time as interim church secretary for two years. Additionally, I worked as a fitness kickboxing instructor for five years prior to joining URPG in 2016.
I am actively involved with The Children’s Heart Foundation - New York Chapter, as my daughter has lived with congenital heart disease her entire life. I eagerly support other families navigating the complexities of living with this disease. My entire family is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for research, to expand medical knowledge and treatment options for these very special children. We participate in the Congenital Heart Walk and Hospital Toy Drive annually, with the CHF in NYC.
I live with my husband, Dave, of over 20 years and have two children. Josh is in college and Amanda is in high school. I enjoy walking, reading, board games and every activity that includes my family.