I was born and raised in Northwest Indiana and was an only child until I was eight years old.
I have two younger brothers with ten and fifteen years age difference. My family came from Germany to live the American Dream. They were all entrepreneurs, engineers, or scientists. My Omi, whom passed a few years ago, was an engineer. She was my role model and as a child, I would visit her at Whirlpool. She would always walk down a magnificent staircase dressed to the nines and made some of the first washers and dryers we use today.
My parents are entrepreneurs and I watched them work tirelessly often sacrificing time with their children. Being the oldest child and only girl, I had very strict rules and had to grow up quickly to help my parents with my brothers.
I was not taught but rather watched my family work hard and see the success that followed.
College was not an option but a requirement and was put into gymnastics at age two. It was very tough and the training was intense. At nine, I was competing throughout the US.
In middle school, I had to choose between cheerleading and being a gymnast. I went on to be a cheerleader throughout high school and college. After graduation I decided it was my turn to make a mark on the world. I ended up in Sales many years ago where I had a territory to run as my own business.
There was no base pay and I loved the challenge. Within a year I was recruited to a very well know Technology Provider. I loved the position and a few years later went into the medical field in sales and worked in surgery.
For five years I lived out of a suitcase and by the time my son was five, I came full circle.
Helping patients walk again was a dream. It paid well but missing my sons life was not an option. I returned to the imaging channel with Adams Remco and haven’t looked back.
I enjoy working with my clients and making sure they are happy. There’s not a time I don’t speak to them to ensure they are always up to date with Technology. The time I spend working with new customers and learning about them is my favorite. To hear their story and challenges they face and be able to help is very rewarding. I have met so many people. Whether they are clients now, will be, or just a company I keep in touch with, it is all relative. To my family I am a mother and wife. To my community, I am a friend and the Copier Girl.
I have a wonderful husband whom moved across the world from London to be with me, a baby girl and teenage boy. In the end, My family impacted their communities and ultimately want to be remembered as such.