was born in New York, grew up in Evanston and has been a lifelong fan of theater. She has served on the Board of Trustees of Northlight Theatre since 2003. In her professional life, she has a consulting practice providing finance and accounting services to not-for-profit organizations. She also serves on the boards of North Suburban United Way and Acts of Kindness Cabaret, whose mission is promoting cabaret music while helping not-for-profit organizations raise money for their good causes and passing along random acts of kindness.