Residing in North Canton, Ohio, Talie is joined on life’s journey by her unwavering “support squad” – her husband Scott and her incredible 12 year-old daughter Tegan. Their patience, love, and positivity helped heal Talie’s soul. Over the last 18 years, I’ve worked in the banking industry as a banking advisor with PNC’s Private Bank and a fantastic team. In her spare time, Talie enjoys an active lifestyle. A workout, a game of pickle ball, or embarking on new adventures like joining Ohio’s Dragon Dream in 2023 all contribute to her ongoing healing.
In 2021 Talie had a nightmare that she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She woke up and told her husband that she needed to schedule a mammogram. She had just turned 40 in August of 2020 and had been putting off a mammogram. In July 2021 she was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC) Stage 1. She underwent a bilateral mastectomy in August 2021, chemotherapy, and then chose a DIEP Flap reconstruction with Dr. Derek Cody and Dr. Lewis Diulus that took place in March 2022.
Talie advises women facing a breast cancer diagnosis to “find your tribe” – do your research, and find surgeons you feel comfortable with who explain things in a way you understand. She calls her doctors “Team Talie” because she knows they are always on her side!
Talie chose to walk the Pink Runway to inspire and empower her daughter to face challenges with strength and courage. She feels privileged to walk with other strong, resilient, and determined survivors. “I hope we can show those facing a breast cancer diagnosis that there is a beautiful life on the other side!”