Many thanks!

I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude for being named one of Haverhill’s 25 Most Influential People of 2023. This recognition is a tremendous honor, and I am deeply humbled to be included among such accomplished individuals who are making a significant impact in our community.

Receiving this distinction has been both uplifting and inspiring. It serves as a validation of the dedication and hard work I have poured into my endeavors, and it motivates me to continue striving for excellence in everything I do. Knowing that my contributions have resonated with others and have been recognized at a city level fills me with a sense of pride and gratitude.

I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to the committee responsible for selecting the honorees. Their meticulous evaluation and consideration of each individual’s contributions truly exemplify their commitment to highlighting those who are making a positive difference in our community. I am incredibly grateful for their recognition and support.

I would also like to express my deepest gratitude to my family, friends, colleagues, and mentors. Their unwavering support, guidance, and belief in me have been instrumental in my journey. I am grateful for their encouragement, inspiration, and the opportunities they have provided along the way.

Lastly, I would like to thank the wonderful community of Haverhill for embracing and supporting me in my endeavors. It is through the collective efforts and collaboration of passionate individuals that we can create lasting change and make our community a better place for all. I am honored to be a part of this vibrant community and to contribute to its growth and development.

Once again, thank you for this incredible recognition. It serves as a reminder of the importance of our collective efforts in shaping the future of Haverhill. I am committed to using this recognition as a platform to further my work, drive positive change, and inspire others to reach their full potential.

Community work

I’m blessed to be in partnership with many local nonprofits, both currently and in the past. My favorite nonprofits include Eammon’s Heart Foundation and the Freedom Illumination Project, the Crescent Yacht Club, Somebody Cares New England, and the Salvation Army. My favorite events that I’ve worked on include The Longest Table, Restaurant Week, Christmas Stroll, and the Winning Opportunities for Women Conference. As a sports mom with a 13-year-old, I’ve also supported numerous local sports teams.

What is your background

Born, raised, and educated in Haverhill, finishing up at Haverhill High School at 17. Then, I attended Salem State University, where I was on the swim team and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Relations and a minor in Speech. I’ve stayed close to my family throughout the years with my career working in Massachusetts-headquartered companies with global operations. I spent my 20s and 30s working on my career, growing from a Marketing Assistant to the Director of Marketing and Business Development. I loved working in corporate America, traveling the US and the globe for business, and mingling in the Boston social scene. At 38, I had my son John, a lifelong dream of mine – being a mom. With John’s birth, that dream came true, and I moved back to Haverhill to be closer to my family. During my maternity leave, I helped pass five (5) pieces of legislation to prevent child sexual abuse and wrote the policy work for the Veterans Emergency Healthcare Bill, which was subsequently passed in Massachusetts and then federally. I’ve helped past six pieces of legislation in the Massachusetts State House, and I’m currently helping with two more pieces: requiring sports facilities to have AEDs and helping create guidelines to make sober housing more empowering to those living there. I run my own business and am looking to launch a few new concepts this year and continue volunteering and spending time with friends. Most importantly, raising my fantastic child and supporting him in the sports he plays.

What’s your proudest moment

Every time I look at my child, John is my proudest moment. He’s one of the kindest, most fun, brilliant, creative, and athletic people I know. I love listening to him discuss life, politics, sports, and world events. I’m so proud of the amazing human being he is and the human being he’s becoming.

Who’s the biggest who is the biggest influence on you

My parents have been the most significant influence on me. My dad Larry has taught me to be a good-hearted person with a strong work ethic and personal integrity. I always joke that I’m not married because most men are pale compared to my dad and how he loves my mom and our family. My mom has very high expectations of her children, which gives her kids a mental toughness that make an exciting combination of traits.

Do you have a philosophy on life

Absolutely a few, a few of them include bringing love and joy to every moment possible, being where you’re loved and appreciated, and relighting people’s flames when their life has been extinguished. And as a business person, my philosophy is that it’s up to me to make things beautiful, accessible and profitable.