A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Nan Bauroth started her career as Director of Advertising and Promotion for Doubleday Publishing. From there she moved to Wall Street, serving as a Director of Marketing Communications for Merrill Lynch, and subsequently as a Vice President of Marketing for Citicorp. Since that time, Bauroth has been a freelance journalist whose work has been published in more than 30 magazines and websites. In addition, she has ghostwritten a column on business time management for the New York Times Syndicate; America Needs America’s Energy; the lead chapter in Innovate or Perish; and a book about entrepreneurial bootstrapping for Inc. She has also served as managing editor for a regional lifestyle magazine. Today she resides in Charlotte, N.C., where she pursues an avid love of gardening and the challenge of learning piano as an adult.