Mike and Mariann Stanton, Co-Founders


Mike grew up in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood, where he attended St. Margaret Mary grammar school. Loyola Academy was next, followed by a few years off then working his way through night school at Northwestern. Mariann grew up near Chicago’s south side in Oak Lawn, where she attended St. Catherine grammar school. Mariann then attended Mother McCauley high school where she was a star basketball player before going on to Loyola University as a four-year basketball scholarship player. Mariann earned a degree in English from Loyola and then went on to earn a Master’s degree in Education from DePaul University.  They have four kids–Mary Grace, Johnny, Danny, and Tommy–and live on the northwest side of Chicago.

Read a Message from the Founders here.