Where are you from and how long have you lived in town? What brought you to the area?
I grew up in Libertyville and now live in Mundelein.
Do you have child(ren)? Age(s)
I have a daughter Morgan who is 20 and a junior at the University of Iowa.
What are your favorite things to do in the area with and without your kids? Family friendly restaurant? Date night?
I love this community. Hanging out with friends at Mickey Finns, lunch in the park on Fridays as well as first Friday shopping, walking out at Independence Grove and golfing at Pine Meadow.
In addition to the restaurants you mentioned, can you share your TOP 5 favorite local businesses? It could be stores that you frequent for clothes, kids, home decor, healthcare, fitness, wellness, beauty salons or spas, or family resources (photographer, financial advisor, lawyer)… We love supporting local.
We love supporting local. Really love all the boutiques downtown now so fun and they always have something different. We are fortunate now to have a cute boutique in our club as well Shay Chique Boutique
Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor or in the corporate world?
I am the General Manager of Advocate Condell Centre Club. The hospital has always been a part of my life. I took the babysitting course at Condell and also participated in the Penwazie program. I then began working at Centre Club in 1989 and have here ever since. Centre Club is part of my family and who I am today.
We are still offering the babysitting course and Safe Sitter is coming soon on 6/21 and 6/23. You can find more information on the LAM Calendar.
How has this community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?
Our members look forward to coming to the club each day. Many of our members and their children have been here since day one. Now we see these children becoming members and bringing their children. Providing a service that helps people live well is truly rewarding. Centre Club builds connections and creates a community within the community.
What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
I am a huge JT(Justin Timberlake) fan!
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve gotten from another Mom?
You do you! What is right for one person or their family might not work for you and that is ok.
Are you involved in any volunteering or philanthropy? Do you have a favorite local non-profit or charity?
I am involved with the American Heart Association. I raise funds and awareness every year in memory of my first husband who passed away suddenly from heart disease.
What are your favorite places to travel near and far and why?
Well… anywhere that the sun is shining and I can lay on a beach.
What is your favorite thing about the Libertyville Area Moms Network?
It is great that we have a resource in the area to help busy moms and families right at our finger tips.
*This post was sponsored by Advocate Condell Medical Center – Centre Club