Oh my goodness! This is all so unexpected. It was an honor just to be nominated. Where to begin?

I’d like to thank The Academy, my agent, and …

Brad Hogan for making my website look and feel as smooth & delicious as a slice of salted caramel cheesecake.

Rebecca Pollock and Shelley Elizabeth for making my class materials and other design bits feel like a high-end, glossy magazine. I’m addicted to your artistry.

Gena Jaffe for all the loving legal advice. So good to know you’ve got my back, like one of Bieber’s bodyguards.

Nespresso for all the coffee, keeping me going through long days on my laptop.

Last but never (ever) least …

My husband, Gary Cassera, for being the ultimate inspiration and best teacher on this entrepreneurial journey. And for always showing love — even when I’m annoying and cranky.

My dogs – Lily and Kita – for their continued patience while Mom runs her biz. I owe you tons of hikes & cuddles.