After high school, I spent my Freshman year at UW-Whitewater. After a year of too much partying, my parents "suggested" I transfer. I made the move to Drake University in DesMoines, IA where I received my BA in Advertising and PR. I met a great group of friends from Minnesota and decided to move up there after graduation. I started my professional career slinging drinks at a college bar and then after 3 months found a job in Customer Service for an Envelope company. After 3 years, I was promoted into a sales position selling Photofinshing envelopes to wholesalers like Fujifilm, Kodak, etc. My territory spanned from Southern California to Ohio. Travelling on my own was such a great experience. I left Mackay Envelope after 5 years and went to work for Allina Health Sytems marketing a new software program for the Healthcare industry. Needless to say, the product never made it to market so my position was phased out. I then went to Fuji where I've been ever since. I sell consumer products (film, if anyone remembers what that is and Cameras, along with processing equipment and digital kiosks). It is a competitive market but I love the challenge. In my personal life, I met my husband in 1993 playing in a coed football league. After several years of dating, we got married in 2000. Pre kids, we spent alot of time golfing, running, taking vacations and going out with friends. And then the kids came. Two in 20 months to be exact. Tommy and Billy are the best of friends and the worst of enemies. It is so fun to watch them grow up into little boys. Our weeks are spent driving them to swimming lessons, soccer, basketball and skating. They do not know what the words sit still mean. My cousin Nancy Kleiner (Tiran) is in Minneapolis as well with her husband and 3 boys. The boys love spending time with their cousins. It turns into WWF when they all get together. It's nice to have family up here; especially since Nancy and I grew up a few miles apart. We want our kids to have the same close family ties. I get back to Milwaukee twice a year; which is always fun. The boys love seeing their Grandparents and getting spoiled with attention.