Before completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Allie created a deli from scratch in Suburban Maryland. Here she mastered the art of corned beef and communication. Running a seven day-a-week business, training and managing staff and listening to customer’s running commentary helped lay the foundation for her observations on life.
After the deli was sold, she completed her degree from National-Louis University, and while working in association management, she spent her off hours studying stand-up comedy. Having a keen interest in comedy dating all the way back to watching The Ed Sullivan Show, her confidence and excitement soared as she wrote her own material.
Allie started performing at “open mic nights” in local comedy clubs. She progressed to opening for national comics, and then moved on to entertaining professional organizations, trade associations and businesses. Her style of comedy then and now has remained the same. It’s geared to those who seek genuine, smart, clean and upbeat humor. As she grew her comedy career, she rose in the ranks of non-profit and association management. She worked in recruitment, training, marketing, writing, and convention planning for such organizations as The Women’s Center of Northern Virginia, League of Women Voters of the U.S., and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.
Allie began her speaking career while still employed. She branched off on her own gaining more experience through membership in the National Speakers Association. The Washington DC Chapter awarded her the NSA-DC Showcase Award for Outstanding Platform Skills. She has written for numerous publications and has authored a book.
Allie’s speaking career took off when she developed several programs on humor and its positive affects on health and attitude and specifically how these overlap in one’s personal and professional life. Today, she speaks on one of the most important issues affecting our generation and beyond—Caregiving.