Tricia Despres is a freelance writer from Chicago. In the past seven years, she has had over 400 articles published in national and regional publications such as Advertising Age, Media Magazine, the Chicago Tribune and Shopper Marketer Magazine. Before freelancing full time, she worked at both Discovery Communications and Starcom USA.

When she is not busy at her laptop, she is busy just being mommy to Taylor and Amanda and wife to Paul.