My Italian mother has a penchant for proverbs in her native tongue. One of her favorites highlights the power of language: “The tongue has no bones, but it can break them.” So much for sticks and stones. As a quiet kid in a talkative family, I learned almost intuitively the weight of words and the measure of pauses. Before I could write, I read. Before I could read, I listened and observed. I have distinct childhood memories of closing my eyes and listening to the operatic cacophony of conversations happening around my grandparents’ dining room table.
Since then, I’ve earned degrees in history, literature, and business, spent a fair amount of time in Europe, and worked in marketing, publishing, television, social media, health care, and education. Mostly, however, I’ve been a storyteller. I observe, analyze, and synthesize. It’s a skill set that I’ve developed at every stage in my career and it’s the narrative thread that runs through my résumé.
As a writer, I’ve had the pleasure of working with a myriad of clients from different walks of life: college applicants, pre-med and pre-law undergraduates, aspiring accountants and physicians, historians, photojournalists, maids of honor, best men, fathers of the brides, retirees, and friends of retirees. Each time, I’ve helped them tell their stories. I’m looking forward to helping you tell yours.
A native New Yorker, I live and work in a suburb of New York City.