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On the weekends, I could be discovered navigating Chicago’s streets in my 2013 Subaru Outback whereas shuttling my youngsters to their actions. As a licensed automotive-seat technician, I set up child-security seats into test cars for Cars.com’s Car Seat Checks. When I’m not working with car seats, I spend my weekdays writing and modifying tales for Cars.com. Marita is a staunch supporter of mentoring applications in underserved communities and serves as a board member for Polished Pebbles, a nonprofit ladies mentoring organization. She holds a grasp’s diploma in human services administration from Spertus College and a bachelor’s diploma in public relations and English writing from Illinois State University.

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That combined with being raised by a automotive-crazy father made joining Cars.com an ideal match. With 4 youngsters and a number of other dogs to haul round, vans have been my family’s preferred mode of transportation for many years and will continue to be; we now have seven grandkids and counting. We are nonetheless driving our second GMC Safari in addition to a 2014 Kia Sportage. Free time finds me enjoying/coaching/strolling/hiking with our canine, biking/boating/fishing with household and reading each time I can.

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I’m a father of three boys, so I understand and recognize the practicality of a contemporary minivan, but I additionally like automobiles that ship a rewarding driving expertise that puts a smile on your face. Born in Chicago, I’ve lived in the north and west suburbs for most of my life. I labored for 20 years on the Chicago Sun-Times in a variety of modifying positions earlier than leaving to freelance and spend more time with my four smart and talented daughters/stepdaughters. During my time as a freelancer I served as the assistant editor for the Sun-Times’ ToDrive section.

Born in New York, raised within the Carolinas and professionally refined in Chicago, I’m lucky to unite a lifelong enthusiasm for all issues automotive with a level in print journalism and mass communications. I’ve been at Cars.com since 2002 and am one of the people answerable for enhancing the automobile information that appears in the website’s Research part.