What got you into this business?
Since I was little, I have always loved music and dreamt about being a famous rock star. But, since I have no musical talent (and can’t act, sing, or star in a reality show), I decided that I wanted to make other people famous. Even though I work primarily with corporate and public affairs clients and not many glamourous celebrities, I still get chills every time I see a client get excited to be on television.
What's your most embarrassing work story?
I have had my share of embarrassing work stories – many that are probably not suitable for the Internet. Most recently though, I’ve been embarrassed on a regular basis because of my mispronunciation of Louisiana cities and Cajun dialect. I still can’t understand how Natchitoches can be pronounced “nah-codish.”
What's your favorite sports team?
After spending more than a decade in Maryland, I can proudly call myself a Baltimore Ravens fan. We’ve had a tough few seasons, but I still wear purple on Fridays during football season. (Look up Purple Fridays… it’s a thing).
Where did you grow up and what was it like?
I grew up just outside of Philadelphia, Pa. and it was perfect. While the Gulf Coast is its own treasure, nothing beats being two hours away from everything. In the time it takes to drive from New Orleans to Baton Rouge, I could be sitting on the beach, hiking in the mountains, sightseeing in Washington, D.C., or partying it up in New York City. Not to mention the food, the sports, the museums, the architecture… and the attitude.
What are two things most people don't know about you?
I was a ballerina for 18 years and can recognize most classical ballet scores in the first few notes. I also have a great memory when it comes to song lyrics from all decades and genres. Test me – it’s ridiculous.
I don’t eat red meat or anything “cute.” That means rabbit, duck, veal, venison – if it’s adorable, I don’t eat it. It’s a good thing I live in New Orleans because seafood makes up 90% of my diet. But, I’ll cook anything.
University of Maryland, College Park
Bachelor of Arts, Communications & Public Relations
AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
"20 in their Twenties," The Daily Record 2013
“People to Watch," PR News 2012