Personal - Professional - Acts of Service



I am a quasi minimalist living in Northern New Jersey, with my husband and our three dogs. Some know me as a working professional, bookworm, party planner, baker and a globetrotter... BUT I prefer wife, mother and runner, with a lifetime obsession with all things decorating.  

Pioneers Lane.  

We live on four acres of wooded land, backing to a river and protected forest.  It's here where I tend to a vegetable garden, a few fruit trees and containers for herbs.

Choosing Slow (before slow was a thing)

For my family, it was an organic, natural process... shifting from busy career days to a retreat/quiet pace in the evenings/weekends.

In 2002, we made a decision to simplify our lives.

Our nine-mile commute took 45 minutes each way, and work/family balance had reached a tipping point. When my husband was offered a job in a small Midwestern town, we jumped at the chance to improve our quality of life. So, we moved from a city with three million people, and I started working remotely.

Bookworm with a View: From 2008 - 2014 I reviewed books, interviewed authors, and hosted book events. Click here to learn more.

Iā€™m Swedish! Interested in Fika, historical traditions? Click here to read a favorite post.



A quick visit to my Linkedin profile tells you I am an accomplished business manager with strategic/innovative focus, strong leadership and proven success building new organizations.

A few facts:

After spending most of my career in Finance, I took a leap of faith in 2013 and moved to Marketing. This move has offered me a few opportunities to reshape organizations, and help build new ones. 

I am also a life learner, in every sense of the word.


Acts of Service

Giving and kindness are so important to me - Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can change the world.

Last year, with in Nepal, we tried starting an investment/scholarship fund after spending time with two families and seeing first hand how a single dollar can help someone. I promise to share their stories and where we are with this idea soon... more to come.

In the meantime, here are a few organizations we enjoy supporting:

Volunteer efforts over the last five years: The Orangutan Project, Jack's Basket , March of Dimes

Mahila Partnership: Dec 2015 ā€“ Dec 2017 (Board Member, Nepal Ambassador)

Campaigns include: Haiti Disaster Relief, and Dresses for the women of Nepal.

Interfaith Food Pantry: 2013 - 2015 (Volunteer)

Through our community partners we provide food, education and resources to inspire confidence and hope to Morris County families in need.