Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town?
I grew up in Westfield, NJ and I’ve been in Mendham for just over a year! In between, I’ve lived in Boston, Philadelphia, New York City and Long Island and am so glad to finally be back home in New Jersey.

 

 

Child(ren) and Age(s)?
Josephine (3.5) and expecting baby #2 in 2019!

 

 

One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
My idea of the perfect family vacation includes a cozy cabin deep in the woods with a big fireplace and a crystal clear lake, preferably with limited Wi-Fi so I can truly disconnect and get lost in a good book.

 

 

Anyone special you’d like to thank for helping you through parenthood?
My parents and husband have both been incredible sources of support with both their time and patience as I’ve navigated some of the more difficult aspects of growing into my role as a mother while juggling my other responsiblities.

 

 

Favorite things to do with your kids?
We love cooking together, playing outside, and reading together.

 

 

Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world? Please share!
I’m a professionally trained chef and specialize in vegan cuisine. Before my daughter was born, I worked as a private chef in the NYC metro area, but now primarily do recipe development for clients and media outlets. I love my job because it allows me to do what I love while simultaneously raising my daughter – I work from home and create my own hours so it’s been a huge blessing.

 

 

How has this community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?
Everyone in Mendham has been so kind, warm and welcoming since the first day we moved to town. We felt immediately “at home” upon moving here and are so excited to raise our children in this community!

 

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