A Life Stage Expert

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First and Foremost

Like you, I am a parent: a role that I consider more important than any other. Married for nearly three decades, I have two wonderful daughters, ages 23 and 19 and an awesome dog, Riley.  I love to write, speak publicly, create video content and partner with people and products I believe in.  My quest is to become a thought leader and an influencer in the empty nest space.  

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Empty Quester

Having enjoyed a long career in publishing and sales, I launched Empty Quester to gather and inspire like minded, empty nest parents who are eager to enjoy this next life stage. Together, we will take a deep dive into all the adventures, challenges and opportunities that are waiting for us, during this time of reinvention.

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The Vogue Years

In my 20s, as the Fashion Director and Advertising Manager of Vogue, I attracted hundreds of clients to advertise to our coveted demographic.  Vogue spoke to women of a certain age, wealth or aspiration, inspiring its readers to use the products and services featured in its editorial pages.  We had a captive audience and advertisers paid millions of dollars to speak to it.

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The Parenting Group Years

In my 30s, when my first daughter was born, I moved to Time Inc. where I sold advertising for their parenting magazines. As a new mom myself, I understood that every product and service I used had suddenly changed. My car, my home, my clothes and my insurance policy were all new investments.  As a member of this audience, I knew that there was an infinite group of advertisers I could pursue.  I encouraged droves of them to market their products to our audience.  

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Elements Magazine

In 2002, I was given an exciting opportunity to help launch Elements,  a regional, luxury lifestyle magazine on the Gold Coast of Long Island where I lived.  It was a fascinating venture, creating a well-respected magazine and getting national and local advertisers to promote their brands to our curated audience.  Once again, I experienced the power of reaching a specific target market with valuable content.