About My Work
After drawing inspiration from my adventures — both personal and professional — in Los Angeles and New York City, I made my way back to my Midwestern roots in Chicago. From there, I began my work in the media world and honed my experience in digital and breaking entertainment news, long-form writing, entertainment journalism, celebrity and sports reporting, and more.
My work has been featured in Us Weekly, where I spent more than two years as a staff writer on the digital news team. In my over 8 years of red carpet reporting for Us Weekly, I had the privilege of interviewing celebrities such as Justin Timberlake, Gabrielle Union, and many more. In 2021 -- just two months after welcoming my daughter -- I was lucky enough to receive an opportunity to work on the digital team at Entertainment Tonight. I am also a contributing writer for PopSugar, Parade, Motherly and more.
Other outlets I've contributed to include ESPN and Elite Daily, as well as travel and lifestyle writing for Bespoke Concierge Magazine and Newport Beach Magazine. I'm currently working on building a "To Go or No" section of my website where I will review events and places for families, giving parents and caregivers an idea of whether they should invest in the experience, or save their money for something else.
Beyond my writing work, I've worked as a nationwide event manager where I've traveled all over the United States and sharpened my people skills. Outside of the box, I've coached high school softball and taught a journalism program to children and teens in Chicago, something I am very proud of.
To Go, or No?
As parents, we all want to give our children the best experiences and spend time creating memories together as a family. When deciding where to spend money, it can be difficult to navigate whether something will be worth it or not. I'm here to help! I'll cover everything from local events, to kid's concerts, to the best places to travel with your little ones. Not to mention, I'll throw in some product reviews! Feel free to contact me if you have something you'd like me to review.
Read My Stuff
A selection of projects and editorials I've been involved with. Feel free to click around and stay a while!
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A Bit About Me
I'm more than just my work.
I believe in living life to its fullest and finding inspiration in everyday life. When I'm not working, you can find me indulging in fitness, red wine and the love of my family, friends and dogs. You can often find my husband, Sal, and I exploring our neighborhood or taking strolls in the city with our beautiful daughter.
Sal and I welcomed our baby girl, Salma, in December 2020 and life has definitely not been the same. My goal is to provide her a life rich in experience, so you'll always find us trying out new things and taking in culture all around us.
You can always count on me to throw an epic dinner party for pals no matter how big or small the occasion!
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