Denise Petersen, Office Manager

I'm the friendly voice on the other end of the phone when you call Conscious Choices! I claim native Californian status, having been born at Balboa Navy Hospital in San Diego, lived in LA after college, and became an adult in Marin County, CA. In between, I grew up mostly outside DC with my Navy Seal dad, hippie mom, identical twin, and younger brother and sister.

I studied theater at Northwestern and headed west for fame & fortune. I waited on all the famous people, but found my home in the kitchen. I owned and operated a little coffee shop for 4 years in Marin. It was a special place. When my marriage ended, my then 2 year old son and I moved to Naples to be close to my family, who started migrating here in 1993. I am so grateful that my son got to grow up with his extended family of grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins. You may have seen me in my other most recent gig as a demo diva at all the grocery stores in the area. I am a self-certified (or certifiable, depending on your point of view) Foodie, mad fermenter, and occasional caterer.

I've known Carol since our kids went to kindergarten together, but never imagined working here at Conscious Choices. I do believe the Universe aligned to bring me here and I'm grateful every day that it did! When I'm not working, I'm cooking, or doing puzzles, watching movies with my two cats, or talking to my musician boy as he's making his way in Boston.