Dan Gilbert's wife Jennifer Gilbert is the founder and CEO of a company called Doodle Home. This company was recently acquired by another company called Dering Hall, and Jen made a personal statement on the old website for her company that said Doodle Home had not only been acquired but that she'd joined Dering Hall's Board of Directors. So now Doodle Home is being "redirected into a new venture called Amber Engine."
We can't really talk about Dan Gilbert's wife without talking about her business. So from what I understand, both Doodle Home and Amber Engine are "portals" for online retailers and manufacturers of all things having to do with interior design. So originally Doodle Home was a way for interior designers (both professional and amateur) to look at products and lump them together with other products. In a write-up from techonomy.com, Doodle Home was described as "an extensive online resource for interior design," and "professional members have access to exclusive tools to collect, store, and order products as well as the support of a Designer's Assistant to manage the ordering process on their behalf."
Hey, if this isn't up your alley, then I guess you wouldn't have much to talk about with Jennifer, because this is her life now. But let's back up and talk about her life before her booming business. By the way, the Doodle Home office space in downtown Detroit is really nice, and it's in Detroit's Madison Theatre Building (owned by Dan Gilbert).
Jennifer graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor's in interior design. She's now 45 years old and has raised five kids with Dan Gilbert. She basically put interior design on hold to raise her kids, but after they grew up enough to give her some free time, she realized interior design wasn't optimized like other industries had been with software and the internet, so that's where the motivation to start Doodle Home came from. Jen's pretty smart, and her website and company are a huge success. She's also involved in the Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute and serves on their board. The point of that is to eventually find a cure for nuerofibromatosis. She's very busy.
UPDATE 06/24/2015 In an ever changing world, where relying on not always changing sources, it can be a challenge to get things right. In our effort to cover NBA Finalist Shawn Marion's girlfriend Jennifer Christensen, we missed out on the most important detail of all:
Shawn Marion and Jennifer Christensen have broken up.
According to The Matrix's representation, the couple split roughly 6 weeks ago, though no further details were readily available. Best wishes to Shawn and Jennifer going forward.
Shawn Marion's girlfriend Jennifer Christensen is the mother of their son Shawn Jr., and she apparently is the author of an ebook as well. Its called "Real," and its about her facebook posts. I watched her on a news channel promoting the thing. You can't really make much of an impression with people who read books if your shucking an ebook about your experiences staring at a screen. She says that much of the book is her rehashing other people's stories that they shared with her online (with their permission). Essentially what this amounts to is aggregating messages from her followers on facebook into a patchwork of and then reselling it back to her followers on facebook. I wonder if the people following her on facebook were really following her for her literary prowess?
I have to applaud Jennifer for using words rather than simply Instagram photos to build up a following. Granted, her goal is still to monetize her following, but at least she tries to have something to say to them. Shawn Marion's girlfriend Jennifer Christensen specializes in retweeting catchy sayings, but some of her own tweets consist of things like: "Dear God, Easter is fattening. In honor of Jesus, please take away my sins and calories!" I wonder what Jennifer would write about if she decided to write a novel? I'll leave that one to you guys to figure out. Jennifer does seem pretty committed to the bible. Most of her tweets are quotations and sayings revolving around it.
Jennifer used to have her own website, but she's since not renewed it, and it serves no purpose now. I should also mention that she's a former beauty pageant contestant and apparently was the runner-up for the Miss Illinois USA 2012 crown. I'm not entirely sure, but the transition from beauty pageant contestant to "author" may include more than browsing your facebook page.
What's better than a couple of American college sweethearts? Nothin', but I should inform you that the phenomenon of the high school and college sweetheart is not exclusive to our bi-coastal patch of fast-food heaven. Matthew Dellavedova's girlfriend Anna Schroeder is his college sweetheart from Saint Mary's College, but Matthew thought he could get in on the American sweetheart craze. The two were both athletes while they attended (presumably both on scholarships).
Matthew Dellavedova's girlfriend Anna Schroeder is not a native Australian who flew over to attend Saint Mary's like he is. She's from a town in California called Concord, and her sport is volleyball. I could tell you some of her stats, but since I don't even know what a "dig" is, I'm not going to pretend to know what I'm talking about. She's 5'7", though, in case you were wondering. My guess is you sort of have to be tall or be able to jump like Jordan if you are going to play volleyball. Anyway, she graduated around 2012, a year before Matthew, and now she's out in the world attending his games and traveling with him.
Matthew himself seems to be close friends with Varejao Anderson, whom he's often photographed with goofing around. One gets the sense Matthew Dellavedova's girlfriend Anna Schroeder is having a lot of fun hanging out with him and some of the Cavaliers. A few places they've traveled together are Brazil, Spain, and Australia on a trip to see family. The couple also vacationed in Paris in September of 2014, roaming around the always-annoyingly-crowded Louvre and seeing the Arc de Triomphe. You gotta' be really careful not to get accosted by the children thieves in some parts of Paris. Since they're little, they can get away with pickpocketing much easier than the adults. Little travel tips are free here, readers.