Grew up in the South and escaped to Seattle (cooler climate!) for nine years before settling in Chicago five years ago. B2B marketer for 15+ years focused on digital, demand generation, close sales partnerships. Avid reader and traveler, been known to whip up a full table for dinner for a group of friends at the last minute, and often told I look like Phillip Seymour Hoffman or Elton John or Van Clyburn. Not too sure about those comparisons. Also a gadget geek and looking to adopt a dog for my work at home office.