Tell us a bit about yourself.

I’m a first generation American and lifelong Chicagoan, with stints in Iowa City and London for school and work. I married my college sweetheart, helped renovate our condo, completed grad school, adopted an energetic Lab/Poodle (I can’t get myself to say “Labradoodle”) and welcomed our handsome son into the world all within the past five years. I love to travel and find the best of what other cities have to offer, but I’m proud to call Chicago home.      


Why did you want to get involved with Dabble?

When I first heard about Dabble, I immediately thought it was a great idea because of its balance of education and entertainment.  After viewing the website and meeting with Jess, Dabble’s Co-Founder, I realized the “win-win-win” benefit to teachers, students and hosts alike and wanted to get involved to help it grow.

I consider myself to be a lifelong learner with an abundance of curiosity so I enjoy taking Dabble classes as much as I like meeting with teachers to set up new ones. I think prospective students all over the world can benefit from Dabble classes and hope to see them continue expanding across the United States and eventually abroad.      


What do you currently Dabble in? 

Digital photography, urban gardening, baby sign language, kayaking and homemade espresso drinks.


What would you like to Dabble in?

Carpentry, Photoshop and guitar.


What’s your favorite thing about Chicago?

Chicago is truly a world-class city with so much to offer. Between the diverse neighborhoods, architecture, public spaces, lakefront, museums, sports teams, street fests and restaurants, there is never a shortage of options for how to spend your free time in Chicago. My favorite thing about Chicago, though, is the people, closely followed by Redline Espresso from Metropolis Coffee Company.