No-nonsense. Award-winning. Publicity Strategist.
I brought the news to people (via my stingray bicycle) with an afternoon paper route in my hometown of Edison, New Jersey.
In 1980, I enrolled in Quinnipiac College in Hamden, Connecticut. I was hoping to write for Rolling Stone magazine. Then I found the campus radio station.
After graduation, I began my career as a radio news reporter, on-air anchor and news director in the New Jersey/New York media market.
For 10 years, I interviewed everyone from homeless people to presidents. I have also had the privilege of being Deputy Director of NJ Governor Christie Whitman’s Office of Radio and Television and have worked as public relations director for a statewide nonprofit, The Arc of New Jersey.
In 2000, I opened a media relations and PR consulting firm.
Today, I teach professionals how to get publicity and grow their business. It's all about having the confidence to self-promote and build visibility, credibility and revenue. Let's maximize opportunities and technology and have a greater impact.
That's where my online training, coaching and presentations come in.
When we work together, you'll become the "go-to” expert in your field. You'll get free publicity without paying a single dollar or advertising. You quickly build lasting relationships with reporters and influencers.
Along this 30-year media journey, I've won a bunch of awards.
I’ve been honored by Associated Press and the New Jersey Broadcasters Association. I was recognized by the Edison (NJ) Chamber of Commerce as “Entrepreneur of the Year.” Communication is my thing–speaking and writing. I’m also certified in Neurolinguistic Programming, the breakthrough business, psychology, sales and communication model that’s a few steps past Emotional Intelligence.
One of my favorite accomplishments: Being named one of the ‘Top 75 Badass Women on Twitter.’
On the personal side, I’ve been married (to the same man) for 30 years. We have a grown daughter and son. We live in San Antonio, Texas and get back to the Jersey shore whenever possible. There's just something about the smell of saltwater and the ocean.