Co-owner of Blonde Boutique Glen Ellyn
Natalie, the youngest of three sisters, is a small town girl from Charleston, Illinois. Her dad was a college football coach and her mom was a social worker. Natalie followed her two older sisters to the city and eventually landed in our wonderful community of Glen Ellyn. And lucky for us, that's where she, with her sister Allison, decided to start a beloved women's clothing & gift shop called Blonde Boutique; she couldn't be more grateful to work with her sister every day.
Natalie is married with an eight year old girl, Noa, and hoping to grow her family soon! She and her husband, Adam, have a dog named Banks and a cat named Blue. One fun fact about Natalie is that she grew up in the same small town as her husband, with parents who were the best of friends! It was not an arranged marriage, ha!! But, Adam used to DJ for fun and she always told her mom "I want Adam Drake to DJ at my wedding one day." Little did she know he would be the groom and not the DJ!
Natalie's mom has recently retired from a successful 27 year career with the Department of Children and Family Services. As a family they grew up hearing and seeing the devastation attributed to poverty as well as learning the importance of helping families in need. Natalie couldn't be more grateful to now have the chance to help raise money for such a great cause.