Fern is originally from Deerfield, Illinois and holds a real estate license in both Illinois and Florida. She has a Master of Science degree and studied at the University of Illinois and Northeastern University studying biochemistry, cardiac rehab and exercise science.
She worked in the health care field for ten years as a marketing consultant for Merck and Company from 1995-1997; served as the chairperson for LJK Foundation to benefit the Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida in 2010. In Illinois, she was on the board of directors for the Healing Partners of Greater Chicago.
Fern is affiliated with the Bonita Springs Estero Board of REALTORS®, the Florida Association of REALTORS®, the National Association of REALTORS® and the Illinois Association of REALTORS®.