A native of Buffalo, NY, Theresa first traveled to Italy as a student. After a semester in Florence where she ventured to learn Italian, discover her familial roots and find romance, she discovered her true love was Italian art. She continued her advanced education in Rome with a Masters degree in Art History specializing in Renaissance Architecture and the Etruscan Civilization. She enjoys the privilege of sharing her knowledge and passion with others through private city walks and writing travel and culture articles for various newspapers and magazines including The Buffalo News, New York Post, The Patriot Ledger, and Wanted in Rome magazine. She is selected as a "recommended guide" by the United States Embassy in Rome and is featured in Journey Woman travel magazine, The Buffalo News Sunday feature section, and on the Buffalo NBC evening news -Meet Theresa. She has also appeared on the Travel Channel. She is a licensed tour guide by the European Tour Operator Association and the New York Department of Consumer Affairs.