I was born and raised in Western New York and I spent my childhood in the country, surrounded by my family and a lot of animals. I was always close to my father, an auto body shop owner who instilled the importance of quality, American-made products. My dad taught me the true value of a dollar, by teaching me to help with everything from planning my family’s weekly shopping budget to encouraging me to be financially independent by doing odd jobs for neighbors as a pre-teen.
This work ethic stayed with me as I grew and, at the age of 16, I began working for a family-owned pizzeria where I stayed, on and off, for the next half-decade. During this period of time, I began dreaming of running my own business someday. I continued working full-time while attending college until I graduated. My dreams of being a business owner ultimately came true when I started Custom Photo Props in 2009.
With nearly a decade of experience under my belt, I am excited to be expanding with the launch of FuRmanity. I thrive on having happy employees and satisfied customers, always making sure they know that Custom Photo Props and FuRmanity would be nothing without them. Every day, I am committed to providing my customers with high-quality goods that are handcrafted in the USA and my team with an exceptional work-life balance.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my incredible husband, 10-year-old daughter, and our four rescue pets (two cats and two dogs)! My family adores our animals and we feel so blessed we get to spoil them with love. I also love baking and spending time at the lake when I’m not volunteering at my daughter’s Catholic school.
I firmly believe that giving back is one of the most fulfilling actions a person can take and I hope my customers realize how much their FuRmanity purchases are truly making a difference. To learn more about how I am using my company to make the world a better place, visit our blog posts.
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