It’s true. You can take the girl out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the girl.
Hi I’m Monica. And I grew up on a farm, where I learned to love animals, gardening, and baking. All things, basically Eco.
Growing up, I modeled for American Girl (I even wore my pilgrim-like Kirsten dress for school photos—#embarrassing). I was also recognized as a Scholar Athlete, Class President, and Homecoming Court Alum throughout high school.
After high school, instead of moving to Los Angeles with my modeling agency, my father coerced me to go to college … Ahem. Thank you, Dad.
So, I studied Biological Anthropology at University of Michigan (side note: I still plan to save the apes one day). But after two years, I followed the guidance of an esteemed professor to a more prosperous career: Interior Design. But after graduating from Western Michigan University and working as an environmentally-conscious Interior Designer in London, England and eventually LA, I realized something. I just couldn't shake my love for being in front of the camera.
So, while designing projects like upscale, Eco-friendly nurseries for my clients, I’ve also completed four years of advanced classes with Marki Costello at Become A Host, Hollywood's premier hosting academy. I've reported on rounds of red carpets. And for the past two years, I headed up ModaMob News, a fashion and beauty channel for AOL. I was ModaMob’s Writer, Producer, and Host and my proudest Mob Moment was receiving over 4 million views on a Kate Middleton 'Dress for Less' video. I still hold the company record! I’m also proud of the Pub 4 Grub. In 2014, I co-chaired and hosted the 1st Annual Casamigos Tequila Pub 4 Grub, where we raised 42,000 meals for the LA Regional Food Bank! And now, that number has more than doubled!! The possibilities of giving back via my hosting career are endless and I’m definitely planning on making a difference.
Now I'm getting back to my roots and launching EcoBaby, where I get to share my Eco expertise with you! This means nursery design tips, Eco-friendly baby products, adorable DIY’s—you name it! It’s all about keeping Baby happy in a healthy environment. And through EcoBeauty, EcoBody, and EcoBasics, I’ll be keeping YOU happy and healthy, too.
My biggest dream is to help Mommies become total EcoBabes. And to prove... that you don’t have to be wealthy to keep your kids healthy.
Thanks for reading.