How many kids do you each have and what are their ages?
I have two children, a 9 month old son and 3 year old daughter.
What is your favorite family activity in Stamford?
Attending local events at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. There are so many fun family filled activities. Our children love the animals & enjoy exploring the amazing outdoor trails.
What do you like about living in Stamford?
As a resident of Stamford who is home grown, I couldn’t imagine a better place to raise my children. Stamford is a mixture of suburban & is a city. Stamford is a vibrant city that services all generations, from young families to those who want to enjoy their retirement. I have always known Stamford residents to have hearts of gold.
Tell us about your career.
While born in Stamford, CT as a high school student, I worked for a prominent dermatology practice. I moved on to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Northeastern University in Boston and began my nursing career at New York Presbyterian on a Medical/Surgical Unit. After three years, I transitioned to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit caring to ill children from all age groups. While in the PICU, I was recognized for my leadership capabilities & became a charge nurse & oriented new graduate nurses. During this time, I received a Graduate Degree, obtaining a Masters in Nursing Education and decided to share my passion in teaching others. I have served as Adjunct Nursing Faculty at New York University, Sacred Heart University and University of Connecticut teaching nursing students who desired to entire the profession to serve & care for others. At the same time, my nursing career advanced into nursing leadership at as a nurse administrator at New York Presbyterian. With self-care being a passion of mine, I began taking aesthetic courses and utilizing health education skills to open Pure Chateau Wellness Medspa.
What is your inspiration behind Pure Chateau Wellness Medspa?
After my first born, I became self-conscious and of my outside appearance. It didn’t match how I was feeling internally. I wanted to glow and be proud of my new journey to motherhood, however something was hindering the transition. I was fortunate to participate in a local moms’ group with a magnificent group of mothers. However I found there were limited resources or wellness services that catered to the needs of new- moms or those who wanted a safe space to create that glow or discuss their emotions.
What will Pure Chateau offer and what makes it unique?
Pure Chateau is not your typical spa. The aim is to provide wellness services while enhancing your inner beauty. We want our clients outward appearance to mimic how they feel. Our services will include: IV Hydration, Vitamin Replacement therapy, Micro -needling, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Botox, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy and there is more to come. In our future, we hope to offer yoga, meditation, and more!
What is your tip for moms when it comes to their own wellness?
Whether you are a mom of one or multiple children, it is important to connect with yourself emotionally & physically on a regular basis. Balancing the role of motherhood, family, & a career can be challenging. Whether it is five minutes or an hour, it is imperative to connect with yourself. Self-care is monumental when it comes to personal health & wellness.
How do you juggle work and mommyhood?
I began the journey of Pure Chateau while my son was 4 months old and my daughter was 2. While it was difficult, I knew that I never wanted another individual to feel alone in circumstances that made them feel emotionally disconnected or unfulfilled. With health as our primary focus, I utilized my ambition to be a great mother to ensure that I created a wellness & beauty haven for all. My children & family have been with me through the entire process.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve gotten from another mom?
While the gift of motherhood is so precious, always remember that self-care is a necessity.
Photos: Vision by Davon