In the last several years, I have split my time between my entrepreneurial venture VirtualCelebration.com and building websites and social media programs for the equestrian community www.hoofbeatmedia.com
I spent 20 years in magazine publishing, including President of Popular Science Magazine and Yachting Magazine (yes that was very fun!). sold lots of books online at BarnesandNoble.com before its IPO (and unfortunately missed the get rich Internet window).
For the 2nd period of my career I helped numerous companies, from start-ups such as ubid.com and small businesses such as costumes.com to large companies such as American Greetings on their digital and social media solutions.
Today I work on my own businesses including VirtualCelebration.com, hoofbeatmedia.com and help other women growing their businesses, check out the website we did for fairchildedu.com Yes, it's true, I'm only happy when I'm multi-tasking.
Those who know me, know I'm obsessed with animals. Not a hoarder but still obsessed. Dogs, cats, horses, fish, dolphins. I even use have-a-heart traps for mice (until I've really had it with them). My bucket list is all about building businesses and helping other women reach their own goals. If I can do that and then I'll feel like I've done my job down here on earth. And if by chance it includes pets, then the second act of my life will be quite fulfilled.
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The Team Behind the Woman
I have the most awesome people who support me and help me personally and in business. From my business partners in Virtual Celebration, to my closest personal friends who are with me on the roller coaster, to those who had such faith in my capabilities during my corporate days and gave me chances that many would not have done, to my family who puts up with my craziness. I've had people who have backed me financially based on a powerpoint presentation and others who were simply there to keep me inspired. I couldn't do any of this without ALL those who I'm speaking about.
This is not a fairy tale story. I've crashed and burned many times, I've been turned down by many investors and had many a relative tell me to quit. My fortitude, persistence and passion comes from those who have nurtured the best and worked around the worst in me. And to all those people, you know who you are, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are the team behind this woman.