Trombatore retired in 2018 after 25 years in technology, outsourcing, and analytics sales. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelors in Business Administration and a minor in Aviation, Trombatore has also been involved in and passionate about animal rescue for most of her adult life. In 2019, she joined the Board of Directors for Second City Canine Rescue (SCCR), a 10-year old, 700 volunteer strong organization with a new adoption center in Palatine. She is also currently a foster home for SCCR, on the fundraising committee, and is cochair for the annual gala, Cocktails for Canines. Trombatore’s goal is educate people about the benefits of rescuing a pet versus buying one. Over the past two years she has helped build a volunteer base in Barrington which has also driven many dog adoptions in our community. Trombatore lives in North Barrington with her longtime partner, Josh, three daughters, two dogs, four cats, two snakes, one parrot, and a variety of aquatic animals.
Mantra? Be true to yourself Best grooming tip? I wash my face every night with an old school Buff Puff and Neutrogena soap followed by Oil of Olay moisturizer, simple and inexpensive Guilty pleasure? Karaoke. I’m not great at it but it is so much fun Favorite foods? Italian and anything with black truffle Music you love? Blues and jazz Best advice ever given to you? Just ask … the worst someone can tell you is “no” Best advice you’ve given? You may not be for everyone, and that’s OK, you just need to find your people Earliest memory? Being the flower girl in my aunt’s big Italian wedding When you wake up, you? Let the dogs out, give the cats treats, and make coffee Before bed, you? Check to make sure all the doors are locked for the night, it’s a habit of rom growing up in the city What’s on your bookshelf? A variety of magazines … I cannot find enough time to get into a book You can’t live without? My daughters, they are my world Love to escape to? Antique stores, I love all things vintage Advice you would give to your younger self? Work less, travel more
WHEN IN THE COUNTRY
Your style is? Yoga joggers and a tank top with an athletic jacket, or a golf dress Can’t leave the house without? Kombucha and my aviators Transportation? A Honda Odyssey that desperately needs a car wash Driving music? WXRT Radio Place to eat? Ciao Baby and pizza every Friday night from Remember Charlotte’s Shop? Estate Jewelers and Pink Geranium Best thing about the country? Access to nature and great outdoor activities like kayaking, hiking, paddle boarding, boating, tennis, and golf Worst thing about the country? Not much is within walking distance, I hate having to drive everywhere The perfect day is? A round of golf and Bloody Marys followed by lunch on the patio at Biltmore CC with friends, a walk with my dogs in the afternoon, then dinner at the beach club with my family, and kayaking on Honey Lake with my kids
WHEN IN TOWN
Your style is? Black pants, a top with some sparkle and leather boots in the winter. A sundress and wedges in the summer but a jean skirt and a tank top for Cubs Games Can’t leave the house without? My youngest daughter hugging me twenty times and asking what time I’m going to be home Transportation? Uber, Lyft, or taxi Driving music? 90’s Hip Hop or 70’s Rock Place to eat? Piccolo Sogno. My childhood friend, Tony is the co-owner Shop? Exploring any architectural artifact warehouse on a weekend morning with a cup of coffee in hand Best thing about town? All the different neighborhoods that have their own character and charm Worst thing about town? How much I miss living there whenever I visit and am reminded how much I love the city The perfect day is? Breakfast at Orange in Roscoe Village, an architectural tour on the river, and the afternoon at the Art Institute. In the evening, dinner on the outdoor patio at Piccolo and live blues music at a neighborhood dive bar