Natalie made the move to Chicago from Michigan in the fall of 2010 to attend the Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago where she graduated with a B.A. in Fashion Marketing and Management. During her education she interned aside the Creative Director of a popular menswear boutique in Chicago, building and creating visual content for their ecommerce site. She attributes this experience for her critical eye and attention to detail. Natalie grew a great passion for the restaurant and hospitality industry through her 4 years with Lettuce Entertain You, joining the JMA team in 2015.
Natalie enjoys spending most of her time in the kitchen—preferably with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc and a kitchen table full of friends! She currently resides in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood with her husband and their dog, Holiday.