Stephanie is the editor of Crystal Lake-Cary Patch in Illinois.
Stephanie left a permanent writing post with Pioneer Press community newspapers in 1995 when she had her first son. From that time on, she freelanced for various Chicagoland publications including the Daily Herald and Chicago Tribune. She's dabbled a bit in local magazine writing and marketing projects for area businesses.
One constant: She's always worked in the Northwest Suburbs...it's where she grew up, it's her home and where she loves to be.
When she's not working, she's busy tending to her three sons - two high schoolers and a middle-school student. She's a hockey mom, and spends much of the winter at one ice rink or another. It's pretty cool….literally!
A proud Crystal Lake Central Tiger alumna, class of 1982, she went on to graduate from Northern Illinois University in 1986, with a bachelor's degree in journalism.