Jodi is a lifelong crafter. As a young girl, she snuck paper doilies off the dinner table and hoarded tissue boxes, toilet paper rolls, straws, and any potential craft materials she could find. Even then, she would transform her stash into paper plate clocks, straw necklaces, and doll furniture. This passion continued, and after graduating from Rhode Island School of Design (where she studied painting) she found a perfect job in the craft department at Martha Stewart Living, where she worked for over 19 years. In her time at Living, Jodi was part of the core team that created the highly esteemed Martha Stewart Kids and Martha Stewart Baby magazines, and became the editorial director of Kids. Jodi brought homemade paper clips on her very first job interview, and to this day she is known for her unique ability to transform everyday items into inspiring ideas.
In 2010, Jodi teamed up with her friend and former Martha Stewart Living food editor Amy Gropp Forbes. Their partnership, Super Make It, is all about crafts made from everyday supermarket materials. Their first book, "Candy Aisle Crafts," features edible crafts and came out in August 2014. Their second book, "Paper Goods Crafts," features crafts using common materials such as coffee filters and paper towel tubes and comes out in August 2014.
Jodi has appeared on "The Today Show," Better TV, "Martha," NY1, CBS Morning Show, "The View," and others. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two sons.