I was born and raised in Connecticut. Aspired to be many things; actress, artist, singer, model, and Veterinarian. Through my teen years I was able to feed the acting and modeling desire through lead roles in plays, a movie, and a couple of beauty pageants. While in my twenties I decided on a career in dog grooming. I am a certified dog and cat groomer with a very successful business that I started in 1994. I also have the great honor of being a part of the 2009 Cambridge Who’s Who. This business has led me to be able to indulge my artistic passions as well. I am a published artist with one book cover and illustrations in another book. I also stepped into the modeling world again and became fourth runner up in the Mrs. Connecticut America Pageant.