I was born in New Jersey. My family always had cats and dogs pets. My husband, Ed, and our children moved to Florida in 1990 with our cats. I have worked as a Registered Nurse, but I have been self-employed much of my life as a photographer, writer and a health and wellness consultant. Animals, mainly cats, have always been a big part of my life. Besides helping our pets I wanted to help other animals. Steven’s Animals Fund, Inc. was founded by Ed and me to improve the lives of cats, dogs and people. Ed and I share our home with 7 rescued cats, 2 rescued dogs and 1 rescued white dove. From 2012 to 2016, I was the District 3 Animal Services Advisory Committee (ASAC) Representative and Chairperson of 5 "No Kill of Savable Animals" adoption events at the Escambia County, Florida Animal Shelter.