My journey to teaching Marketing in Arizona began when working in Market Research in the Chicago area. I spent over a decade working for both data collection and full service research houses with many Fortune 500 clients. My next career was as a stay at home mom to two beautiful daughters. Through their time in school, I became more involved with other children and education. I quickly found my next career as a 6th grade science teacher. As time passed, the high school teacher who had been my oldest daughter's DECA advisor was retiring. This gave me the opportunity to combine my work experience and teaching skills as a Marketing teacher and DECA advisor. I truly believe that my experiences have led me directly to my position here in Casa Grande at Vista Grande, where my students are excelling beyond my dreams.