Born in Chicago, she was active in choir and Sunday school and was confirmed at Congregation Beth Shalom in Northbrook, Illinois. She moved with her family to California’s San Fernando Valley at age 14. The family vacationed in Tucson and she attended the University of Arizona. After completing her degree in child development at California State University Northridge, she moved to Phoenix. Transferring to Tucson 25 years ago, she completed her teaching, family, and consumer science certifications. She is currently the store manager for Build-A-Bear Workshop at the Tucson Mall.
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