Born into a family of French and Italian cooks, she has always had a love of good food and the real living it engenders. A native of Chicago, she has fond memories of traveling through Indiana and visiting the Indiana Dunes as a child. She is award-winning writer and editor, with over a decade of engaging storytelling experience. She is also a yoga teacher dedicated to empowering people towards sustained health and well-being through the practice of yoga. When she’s not writing, on her mat or in the kitchen cooking, she enjoys hiking, studying herbalism, growing food and finding the next story.