Allison was born and raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. After attending Denison University in Ohio, she worked in advertising in New York, and then event planning and public relations in Detroit. A chance meeting with her future husband in Naples, Florida, sparked a relationship that eventually brought her back to New York to work in sales and styling, but Naples beckoned. In 2010, Allison moved to Naples with her husband, Frank, and their then-two-year-old son.

Naples did not disappoint. Allison and her young family enjoyed everything the town had to offer, especially the unique local businesses that they had visited and appreciated even before they were locals themselves. Still, Allison missed having a creative outlet. When she first saw the gorgeous images posted by The Scout Guide co-founder Susie Matheson (who also happens to be Allison’s college friend), she awestruck. Allison quickly became Editor of The Scout Guide Naples, and has been able to flex her creative muscle ever since. She enjoys discovering great local business owners, artists, artisans, and entrepreneurs and celebrating them and all that they contribute to the community. Allison considers herself their cheerleader and advocate and loves connecting them with fellow business owners in The Scout Guide network.

Allison and her husband Frank, a real estate broker, live in Naples with their son Will, daughter Hannah, and dog Archie.


  1. The outdoors. “Naples is nestled between gorgeous sandy beaches and the Everglades, so there is no shortage of nature activities, wildlife, and outdoor relaxation opportunities. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Naples Botanical Garden, and Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary are great places to catch a glimpse of the amazing flora and fauna.”
  2. Culture and the arts. “We are home to Artis-Naples, the Naples International Film Festival, and Gulfshore Playhouse.”
  3. Food and wine. “Naples has become a foodie haven. With the presence of many international residents and events like the Naples Winter Wine Festival, we have fantastic food and some of the best wine you can find anywhere in the world.”


“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” — Coco Chanel