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Sales and Marketing Manager



What I love about my work:  I have always relished the satisfaction of doing a job that helps others have an easier or more enjoyable day. Cooking is a chore to me, so I appreciate the ease of the Zen Spice Blends. It is also important to me to be involved in a socially conscience organization that strives to have a positive impact on the world. I believe that all individuals have unique gifts and talents. I love that this company fosters and showcases those talents by employing members of the special needs community. This makes The Zen of slow cooking a perfect fit for me.

Professional background:  Most recently, I have done free-lance advocacy work within the Special Ed community. Before that, I worked for my state's Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) training and supporting parents, and other caregivers as they navigate their child's special needs, legal issues, schooling, and medical conditions. I have a degree in Criminal Justice that I am not currently using and was a year shy of graduating from Nursing School when my first child was born. I have three sons now and they have been my most important focus and joy.

When I’m not working:  I love to read, shop, swim, go kayaking, and spend time with my family.. 

Favorite spice blend:  I am a big fan of the Brisket recipe.

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