Jessica Roubitchek, Owner

Jessica opened Purple Monkey Playroom in 2012, when her daughter was a toddler. 

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She earned her BA in marketing from the University of Illinois and later completed her MBA at the University of Chicago. Prior to opening Purple Monkey, she was a fundraiser for several Chicago-area nonprofits, including the University of Chicago, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and Girl Scouts. 

In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the business, Jessica is the lead party planner for Purple Monkey and loves working with clients to create unique, stress-free celebrations. 

She lives in Bucktown with her husband, 9-year-old daughter, and two rescued Pit Mixes. 


Sarah Nelson, Senior innovation manager

Sarah Nelson joined Purple Monkey Playroom with over two decades in the property management and hospitality industries.  She brings her passion for event planning and establishing partnerships to her role as Senior Innovation Manager.

You can find her in Logan Square volunteering at her daughter's school, scouring Chicago for original artwork with her husband, and dabbling in fiber arts/weaving with her nine year old child. 

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