As a former Miss Illinois, I spent many years as a professional actress and singer in New York City and Chicago. While living in Chicago, I had the opportunity to work as a faculty member in the theatre department of Elmhurst College teaching musical theatre. I so enjoyed working with these students!
More recently, I have been writing music and lyrics for children's musicals as well as composing spiritual music.
I have one daughter, Shaun, living in NYC with her husband, Zak, and four beautiful sons, Amadeo (A great family name from our Italian grandmother's family!), Ellwood, Zachary Jr. and Fox.
At present, I live with my husband, Bill Peterson (an amazing jazz pianist), here on Hilton Head Island where we make beautiful music together.
As a married couple, I believe it is important to remind one another of your greatness and to say, "I love you" each and every day. And so we do!