I’m Monica. And I grew up on a farm in Michigan where I learned to love animals, gardening, and baking. My mom and dad also made our food from scratch - even our condiments! So my background is all very Eco.
Growing up, I was always a little mama, especially when my little brother was born. I've always had a special adoration for where I come from. But I also always knew that there was more out there for me.
So after taking up modeling, and an almost-move to Los Angeles, I dragged my ass to college. I studied Biological Anthropology at University of Michigan (side note: I still plan to save the apes one day). And then, 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 eco-friendly 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-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 two years, I headed up ModaMob News, a fashion + 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.