Helfer has been married for 11 years to business development attorney Jonathan Marshall. She says it was love at first sight.
Invited to a friend’s 40th birthday party, she was greeted by her hostess at the door. “She said, ‘Jonathan’s here.’ And it was like the light bulb in little cartoons. ‘Okay.’ She grabbed me and marched me through the house into the back yard, plopped me in front of him, introduced us. And we talked the entire night. And a year later we were married.”