I was born in Calabria, Italy and came to the United States with my family when I was eleven years old. We settled in Easton, PA. When I married my husband Edward, we moved to Valparaiso, Indiana and in 1997 moved to Naples, Florida. My career has been in the banking industry and through that I was a volunteer in many local organizations. In Florida, I'm a past member of the Naples Italian American Club and the Marco Island Italian American Club. The first time I heard about the Naples Winter Wine Festival, was from a client at the Bank of Florida that always attended the event. Then four years ago my friend/relative from Pennsylvania forwarded a volunteer application to me that she saw on the internet and I immediately filled it out. It has been a pleasure and privilege for me to be working with a staff that works so hard to put this event together and am very impressed with all the benefits that the event gives to the children of our community.