Personal Tidbits

Born: Owensboro, KY

Education: University of Memphis (formerly Memphis State University)
Memphis, TN (B.B.A., Summa Cum Laude)
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Los Angeles, CA (A.A., Summa Cum Laude)

Professional Experience: Market Analyst, merger and acquisitions broker; Marketing Coordinator, national interior design firm; Interior Designer, residential architectural and interior design firm; V.P., Project Management & Sr. Designer, commercial interior design firm; Publisher; Author

Children: Daughter, Kelly; son-in-law, Alessandro; and grandson, Anthony John (AJ)

Married: Since 2002 to Jon Kreider, an avid photographer and fellow Food Network (and detective show) enthusiast

Pets: Two Ragdoll cats—Max & Molly—brother & sister

Favorite Things: Books, great food, a roaring fire, casual get-togethers, sounds and smells of the beach, traveling, cruises, art galleries, and beautiful, understated design

Favorite Color: Red (It’s a happy color!)