I thought I wanted to be a journalist so I attended Boston University's College of Communication and got my B.S. in Broadcast Journalism. My first job was working in the public relations department of CBS News, I later transition to WCBS-TV and then CBS-FM National Radio Sales where I fell in love with sales, marketing and advertising. I eventually worked for the top Fortune 50 firms like Arthur Andersen, Digital Equipment Corporation, Phillip Morris, in various industries like Oil & Gas, and Pharmaceuticals while pursuing my M.B.A. However, after 9/11 I decided to get off the corporate ladder and earned my Esthetics License and while working in account management for a leading French skin care and cosmetics company, I went back to school to obtain my A.S. in Occupational Health Sciences. I became a Licensed Massage Therapist/Esthetician in 2012 and love the flexible work schedule while doing what I love; working with people. So how did I get in to direct sales? I had a severe spinal injury that left me bed ridden for over a month. The company didn't submit my return to work papers properly so I wasn't on the payroll after I returned to work for two weeks. That was my wake up call. It was then I knew I needed to be able to create income for myself independent of my job. So I joined a direct sales company while living in Massachusetts but realized that even though the work was simple, it wasn't easy for me to get ahead as fast as I wanted to. It wasn't until years later that I realized that experienced helped prepare me for starting my business with Traveling Vineyard.