Tell me about your upbringing.
I grew up in the Newark area of New Jersey. My mother was a serial entrepreneur, so I used to vow not to be an entrepreneur because I saw a lot of her projects fail and I was afraid of that instability. I went to Montclair State, I studied dance. I acted and danced professionally for years, and then I became pregnant with my son, he’s now 8. I wanted to do something more stable. I wanted to be able to provide for him. I was a great starving artist, but I was starving. I decided it was go back to school or start a business. I took a little poll. They said, Oh, don’t start a business, they fail.