My background is as diverse as it is boring. I’ve worked several different industries. Anywhere from an executive administrative assistant to clinical housekeeper and back again. In 2018 I received my BA in Technical Communications from ASU. With everything that I’ve done, the one constant in my life has been writing. I have been a writer since I was in 1st grade and I wrote (and apparently self-published) “The Hunted House by the Hunted Cemetery” Obviously at the tender age of 6 I didn’t know that “haunted” has an “a” in it.
I am a crazy cat lady and I don’t care who knows. My very precious Penelope Rose is the absolute darling apple of my eye. My children have been known to lament on how much more I love my cat than I love them. Hey, who am I to argue?
I am a diehard Fanilow!! Don’t know what a Fanilow is? A Fanilow is a person who is a devoted fan of Mr. Barry Manilow!! And to quote the great performer himself: “It ain’t easy being a Barry Manilow fan!”
I have three beautiful daughters, 2 grandchildren, and I’m married to the most understanding man in the world. Seriously, he is, I have proof but I won’t go into that now.
I have been feeding the $5 habits of those around me since 2019 and I hope to continue for a long, long time to come.
I have lived in Arizona for 44 years. I worked for the State of Arizona, Department of Public Safety from 1987-2016 when I retired. I held various positions with my Department, but retired as a manager responsible for 3 separate state-wide programs. I bring experience as a civil servant, budgeting, research and record keeping to The Bling Sisters. I am the boring figurehead for the business and Madi is the face and creativeness portion of the business. I have one son and two grandchildren. I started with Paparazzi Accessories in 2017. I was living in Alaska at the time in a very small town. I did not start actively selling the jewelry until I returned to Arizona later that same year.
I have been more active selling the jewelry at events and Facebook Live shows in the last year. How has Paparazzi changed my life? I have met tons of people (including my business partner) through jewelry sales, many times the income has helped me pay unexpected bills, but more often than not I have used the income for fun things!! Fun things like vacations, makeup, clothes etc. I am not nor have I ever been a sales person. Selling Paparazzi has forced me to take chances and put the product out there using myself to promote the fun and hip jewelry that this awesome company makes.
I am super excited about our new business and the many opportunities it could create for both Madi and I!!! In addition, I hope we can also create opportunities for Boss Babes that want to control their own destinies and help other women look and feel beautiful!!