I did not have a mentor, but I had a great teacher in college who encouraged me to keep working with my artistic talents. I went to school for business and communication but I enjoyed my art marketing courses the most. I continue working on my education by taking classes at the Special Event shows in Las Vegas and the ARA Rental Show.
I am married to a wonderfully patient man who gives up his weekends to watch the kids while I work on events. He helps with everything from taking kids to swim team to loading tables and chairs. His name is Erik McCormick. I have three children. Erika is 9 years old, Speier is 7 and Brock is 3.