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!
Although Stephanie had been in France some twenty years earlier with both Ellen and Caroline, Stephanie came to the Barge Lady as a total newbie to the barging experience. In October 2014, she hopped on board 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, and can often be found taking advantage of Chicago’s many cultural activities, especially live music, independent cinema, and neighborhood farmers markets. Her companion for these activities is most often her boyfriend, Steve. She is a loving Auntie to Caroline Klein’s two children, a longtime reader of non-fiction, and on weekends putters around in her home kitchen baking and cooking all sorts of low-carb goodies.
“My interest in local experiences, world history, and handcrafted cuisine translates perfectly to world of canal cruising! I cannot think of a better way than barging to authentically explore Europe’s many cultural treasures, both large and small.” – Stephanie