I moved to Allendale from Chicago’s, Historic Old Town neighborhood in 2014. My passion for local history, historic homes, art and Lake Michigan, made the move to Kenosha a perfect fit.
I must admit before moving here,I had no idea about the beach house ,its significance and the part it played in the lives of so many of those who were raised here in Kenosha. While running one day in early March of 2014, I came upon the southport beach house I was immediately captivated by its presence. I had an immediate desire to know more about this building. While living in Chicago, I had worked continuously with The Old Town Triangle association to protect our historic buildings, having always been an advocate of restoring /preserving history through the amazing structures of our past.
My love for the Lake Michigan was now joined with the a passion to make a difference in This “Grand Old Lady” The Southport Beach House.
Today I am so grateful for an amazing group of neighborhood friends, I had the opportunity, with a grassroots local group, to establish The Southport Park Association. I continue to be excited about the future of The Southport Beach house. Three years later, I call Kenosha my home.
I am actively involved with my Allendale neighborhood, my church food bank committee, as well as serving as the Treasurer for Kenosha Junior Women’s Club. I enjoy restoring our 1924 stucco home with my husband Jeff. I support numerous animal care associations and endowments, and spend my free time doting over Jenny our 12 year old Long hair Dachshund.