Personal Experience

I live in Carol Stream with my husband Chris and our two sons, who are in 5th and 7th grades. I graduated from Glenbard North (Carol Stream) in 1996. I then attended Northern Illinois University, graduating in 1999 with a B.S. in Operations Management & Information Systems. After spending a few years working at the large consulting firm, Ernst & Young, followed by a couple of start-ups, I started my own IT Consulting firm in 2003.

I am currently the Co-President of the Carol Stream Woman’s Club and my family and I are very active in the community. I volunteer with many organizations; the Heritage Lakes Elementary PTA, the Jay Stream Middle School PTA and the Northern Illinois Food Bank are just a few. I want my children to appreciate the value of giving back to their community, and we frequently volunteer our time to causes and issues that we care about.

Find a list below of some of the organizations and volunteer activities my family and I have recently and in many circumstances continue to participate in:

Adopt-A-Highway (Hanover Park)

Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce

Carol Stream Christmas Sharing Program

Carol Stream Community-wide Food Drive

Carol Stream Park District

Carol Stream Parks Foundation

Carol Stream Summer Lunch Program

Carol Stream Woman’s Club

Family Shelter Services

Feed My Starving Children

Friends of the Library (Carol Stream)

Heritage Lakes PTA

Highway CleanUp (Carol Stream)

Humanitarian Service Project – Adopt-A-Senior (DuPage)

Jay Stream PTA

Northern Illinois Food Bank

Outreach Community Center (Carol Stream)

Regular Blood Donations (Cook & DuPage)

Relay-for-Life (Cook & DuPage)

Ronald McDonald House (Winfield-CDH)

SCARCE (School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education)

Shelter Sock Drives (Socks for Soles, Veterans’ Homes, etc…)

St. Baldrick’s Foundation Events (DuPage)

St. Jude’s Events (Chicago)

Superstar Karate (Carol Stream)

Veteran’s Home for Women (Wheaton)