Hi, a little Bio on me if you are curious… I have spent over 19 years in the children’s consumer products industry working at companies such as Mattel Toys, HIT Entertainment and The Licensing Company. My areas of expertise include Marketing/Branding, Sales/Retail, Licensing & Product Development. Some of the brands I have played a key role developing are Barbie, Sesame Street, Thomas the Tank Engine, Jeep, Fiat, Dodge, Ram, Hershey’s, Jelly Belly and Budweiser across multiple categories including toys/games, apparel, fashion accessories, footwear, stationery, home goods, electronic accessories and health & beauty aids.

In addition, I earned my MBA in Marketing at Hofstra University and have taught as an adjunct professor at the Metropolitan College of New York and a guest speaker at various universities. As a member of the Licensing Industry Merchandiser’s Association (LIMA), I have also taken part in outdoor mountaineering experiences internationally that have raised over $65,000 for the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation in my father’s name successfully tying in career interests & personal passions.

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I have a crazy zest for life and want to share it with others…specifically, YOU. Travel and the outdoors are my greatest source of fuel in this crazy world. Seeing 6 continents (Antarctica I will get to you soon!) and countless cities & amazing cultures in foreign lands with the plan to keep seeing & doing & climbing has led me to create this Blog space to share that with you!

In this space, you will be able to personally hear about and see the places I have already discovered & those adventures, hear about and comment on upcoming plans & frequent blogs from those outposts, and in general get to know about random topics and tips that relate to the world of travel, and in particular, incorporating adventure and the outdoors into that.

The greatest message I can share with you is that you CAN make what is on your “Bucket List” a reality and you don’t have to have special circumstances to do it like enormous amounts of money or vacation time amongst other things. Of course this means you may have to work a little harder at planning these things, however it can be done! And I am proof.

I never thought I would make it to Everest Base Camp in Nepal or climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa or be able to raise money for charity while doing it. However, these and other “goals” were hanging out there on my bucket list like grapes waiting to be picked but I didn’t have a ladder tall enough to get them. Join me here and I will help guide you in making this happen in your world, essentially creating your ladder so you can get those grapes off the vine, by sharing my experiences!