What's your greatest non-work-related accomplishment?
Being a fun mom and the biggest fan of my 5 awesome kids.
When I was about 13 years old I had a girlfriend from Spain who invited me to her home for dinner. Her mother made this incredible paella that I still think about today.
I went back to school in my 50’s to study culinary arts and catering management.
I played in dinner and community theater in my 20’s. I love to sing and dance.
My favorite part of the wedding is when the bride and groom walk down the aisle after saying their vows. There is something about the glow from their faces that makes me smile every time.When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with friends and family. I love being outside in warm weather walking, jogging and hiking. I'm slightly obsessed with New Orleans food, art and live music. I typically make one trip a year to the Big Easy. My backyard is New Orleans Art Market themed with string lights and decorated with my favorite memorabilia.
Dishwasher at IHOP (12th grade)
I watch sports & play Scrabble
The Bride and Groom's first dance
My first job was working at Gentiles produce market when I was 15. I loved getting to try new and exotic fruits and vegetables before they were more popular-- hence my love for Asian pears and Star fruit!
What was your first job?
My first job was working at a retirement community as a dining room server when I was 15. Over the next few years, I began taking on more responsibilities like setting up the events and also became a supervisor of the dining room. I enjoyed working with the residents and staff so much that it made me realize that I wanted to go to school for Tourism and Hospitality Management.
What do you like most about your venue?
During the ceremony, the bride takes a beautiful long walk through the old Arboretum trees and appears among them as she turns to walk down the aisle. It’s a breathtaking moment for the bride, the guests and of course, the groom.
My favorite part of a wedding is witnessing the groom’s facial expression when he sees his bride. It’s priceless!
I love my flower garden! I put a lot of time and thought into my flowers each year. I find it very relaxing and fulfilling when everything blooms in vivid color.
I am an explorer at heart, a spiritual person who loves cats and loves to be out in nature. I enjoy being creative; my newest undertaking is making fairy garden terrariums! I have a passion for baking and cooking and was lucky enough to have owned my own bakery/cafe. I’ve learned that anyone can do anything or be anything they want in life; all you need to do is go after it by following your heart. I also love to see people happy, and I feel it's an honor to be part of someone’s special day, a day they will remember forever.
My greatest accomplishment would be my three children. I've helped raise three great kids that have grown up to be kind and respectful to others. They're pretty good looking young adults if I must say so myself.
I enjoy going to rock concerts, working out at the gym and spending time outdoors. I've turned my youngest son on to classic rock music and he loves going to concerts with me.