Born in West Hartford, Conn., Wendy's career began with early childhood shopping excursions led by her visually astute mother, Selma. Their modus operandi was to scour each clothing department, selecting outfits based on color, texture and, of course, style. Then it was off to the shoe department for matching Capezios.
In addition to developing Wendy's shopping strategies, Selma unwittingly prepped her daughter for success in the "anything is possible" world of New York television production. On days when the downtown Hartford shopping garage was full, Wendy was always ordered to move the fifty pound yellow barricade marked, "Sorry, we're full".