Gretchen grew up in Buffalo surrounded by her 8 siblings. She enjoys traveling, and has lived in San Diego, the mountains of North Carolina, on a boat in Hawaii, and studied abroad in Oxford. Gretchen came back to Buffalo in 2012, excited for all of the great developments taking place in this community. She lives in the Elmwood Village with her beloved 12-year-old Pug, Buddy.
Gretchen is a lifelong learner, who enjoys digging for interesting facts. Her formative years were spent with a tape recorder, conducting interviews, writing stories, and communicating (typically very loudly) with anyone who would listen. Pursuing a degree in communications was a natural fit, which led to a passion for marketing, and eventually obtaining a Master’s in Integrated Marketing Communications.
When not at work, Gretchen is with her dog. She enjoys reading, creating sassy cross stitches, and playing Pokemon Go… still, even though it isn’t cool anymore… she is the highest ranked female player in Buffalo. Gretchen is also known for playing a mean game of Jenga.