Bonnie was born and raised in Chicago and migrated to California in 1980 to marry her husband, Alan. As a registered nurse for the past 43 years, Bonnie has most recently been working as an operations consultant to hospitals and clinics. Her love for poker began when she was only 10 years old while attending her grandmother’s monthly luncheon and poker game. Those women-only monthly games became the basis of her knowledge about poker. As a result, she grew up always knowing that women have an important place in poker and is dedicated to spreading the camaraderie, fun, and competitive spirit that women bring to the game.