While I was born and raised in Chicago, I moved away from home for almost 20 years. When I finally moved back to Chicago I was looking for new ways to meet people and I started dancing with Chi-Town Squares in 2011. At first it was difficult, almost like I was learning to walk for the first time. However, both the instructors and other members were very supportive which made learning fun, and before I knew it I was confident enough to dance at regular events. Along the way I have made some great friends, as well as found a good way to unwind from the stress of everyday life. As part of a larger National Square Dancing organization there has also been the opportunity to participate in fly ins and conventions around the county which has made me a stronger dancer and allowed me to meet great people from all over the world.
As Chi-Town squares has become important in my life I wanted to give back to the organization and joined the Board in 2013. In my non square dancing life I am a commercial broker at Marsh USA in the Loop.