Stephanie Sack, the Barge Lady’s Marketing Maven, is happiest when conceptualizing, creating, and compiling many of the Barge Lady’s fun and fresh marketing materials, from chatty blog posts to captivating press releases.
The daughter and sister to Barge Ladies Ellen Sack and Caroline Sack Klein, respectively, Stephanie’s twenty-plus years of professional experience includes lifestyle retailing, client relations, audience development, and brand marketing. She is now honored and proud to be part of the Barge Lady dynasty – and fortunately likes her “co-workers” very much!
In 2014, Stephanie came to the Barge Lady as a total newbie to the barging experience. In October of that year, she hopped onboard a Barge Lady favorite, Luciole, and set off on her first barge adventure in Northern Burgundy. It’s safe to say her debut barge cruise on the Luciole was a smashing success, and in fact created a bit of a monster, as she now regularly asks/pleads/cajoles to be sent back to Europe for even more barge cruising!
In her free time, Stephanie practices hot yoga, namely the Bikram method. Since 2008 she has taken classes in both hemispheres, nine countries, dozens of cities, and seven languages (English, French, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, and Estonian). When she is in Chicago, she can often be found taking advantage of many cultural activities with a focus on classic and repertory cinema.
Stephanie says, “My interests in local flavor, European history, and handcrafted cuisine translates perfectly to the wonderful world of small ship cruising! I regularly daydream about the scenic sailing, the seasonal menus, and the charming crew, and am always musing about where and when I want to cruise next. Spotlighting and sharing these experiences exclusively found on Europe’s inland waterways is both a professional and personal joy.”