I'm the president and founder of Pipeline Communications, a Montclair-based PR firm. I'm also the mom of two extremely energetic young boys and an aspiring writer with two books currently being represented by Bleeker Street Literary Associates.
Growing up as a half-Jewish, half-Catholic girl in a predominantly Catholic neighborhood in suburban Philadelphia had a deep affect on my view of the world. Ours was the only family on our very long street without Christmas lights or a tree. Our family often went out to dinner in downtown Philadelphia, took cross-country car trips, ate fish and other slightly “exotic” meals for dinner, had a mom who worked full time in the 1970’s, and included just three kids when most families on the block had five or more children. Different was a word I grew to love, and it fueled my creativity. The word “weird” had the opposite effect. It was a word that could make me feel alone in a sea of people.