I have always been an entrepreneur at heart, and have been very fortunate to participate in the creation of two businesses that make people happy. As the first hire at Build-A-Bear Workshop, I was instrumental in developing a corporate culture that spread Teddy Bear happiness to kids aged 3 - 103. My husband and I founded POPtions! Popcorn in 2007 (closed in 2019), providing delicious treats to popcorn lovers in St Louis and all over the USA. The Dames of the St Louis Chapter are the most dynamic group of women I know. I served as Fundraising Chair for 4 years, have participated on the GCI committee, served as President 2019-2020 and am currently Past President. I love our fundraising efforts to provide scholarships and grants, as well as the interesting and educational foodcentric programs and events that we offer to our members and the community.