Born and raised in New York City, Jody grew up early surrounded by the arts, from the classical ballet of Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn performing Swan Lake to Georgia Brown and future Monkee Davy Jones starring in Oliver! on Broadway. When she relocated to Broward County in 1979 there was a bit of culture shock, but over the course of her 35-year career, she played a huge role as a catalyst for growth and development in the arts. With 35 years of experience as an arts administrator, she brings her skill to collaborate and create entrepreneurial ventures. Honored many times through the years with national, regional and local awards, her tireless efforts continue in promoting the arts programs to artists, arts organizations and to arts patrons. Jody lives in Lauderhill with her family and is pursuing photography as an art form and passion. Jody continues to hone her strengths and leadership toward an area of economic stimulus, arts and culture, in the belief that this is a cornerstone for the success of any metropolitan area.