Who have been influential in your life and why?
My dad has been both a calming and inspiring force in my life. Through sheer hard work and
dedication, I’ve watched him work his way up to where he is today—in so many ways, he truly has lived out the American Dream. He’s done all of this with an incredibly humble and selfless attitude, and he’s remained calm and poised throughout it all—even in difficult times. My work ethic and my drive wouldn’t be what it is today if it weren’t for him.
Outside of work, what do you like to do?
You will not find a more passionate group of people than you will here at No Limit Agency. The
energy in our office is infectious, and it inspires me every day. It pushes you to want to try harder and to give everything your all, no matter the task at hand.
Drink or food of choice?
Any kind of Southern-inspired BBQ—hands down (with mac and cheese and collard greens, of course). My boyfriend is easily the best pit-master in Chicago, so that’s why I keep him around.
What is the best gift you ever received for your birthday?
Last year, my boyfriend signed me up for a one-on-one tango class. I’m a terrible dancer,
awkward and horribly uncoordinated, but I never laughed harder in my life that day. Being spun around by an Argentinian dance instructor wasn’t so bad, either.
If there was one brand you would love to work with, which one and why?
The One Off Hospitality Group in Chicago. Everything those folks touch turns to gold (Avec, The Publican, Violet Hour, Nico Osteria, Big Star). They have an impeccable understanding of what makes an unforgettable restaurant experience.