I was born and raised in San Francisco in the 1950s
I wore white gloves when I went to lunch and shopping with my Mom
I am still best friends with my grammar school girlfriend, Janice
I graduated from
The University of San Francisco, with a Bachelor of Science in Business
At 30, I decided to follow my dream of becoming an
I studied at the esteemed
Fashion Institute of Design in
I launched NMA Design
I moved from California to Connecticut. Once on the East Coast, I launched a PR firm promoting designers, and I released
"Decorator Show Houses" a coffee table book. It became a top seller in London.
My career took a fascinating turn when I became a photo stylist for national lifestyle magazines, i.e., Better Homes and Gardens, Traditional Homes, House Beautiful, and HGTV.
I now live in Colorful Colorado.
Still, after 20 plus years away from my home town, I revisit my San Francisco roots on nearly a daily basis through sharing my love of beautiful living. I have taken all my interests and melded them into
The Idea Group, a Social Club and Interior Design Firm.