As a non-profit professional for nearly 20 years, I have experience writing on a number of topics and issues that impact communities and families.  Most recently I worked as the Marketing and Community Engagement Director at a YMCA. Prior to my non-profit experience, I worked as a publicist for Penguin Putnam and Bantam Doubleday Dell. I received my B.A. in Communication from American University.  I am a single parent living in northern New Jersey with my  two sons.