I love life! I have been blessed to travel the world while careering in multiple fields. I am a proven retail and sales leader, have great experience in operations and merchandising, and am a great communicator, presently honing my craft in Public Relations and Corporate Communications.
Business Consultant and Events Management/Social Media Catalyst
The Social People May 2015 - at PresentI handle all aspects of a new startup arm of the very successful The PR People, handling events, sales, and operations. I also contribute with writing Press Materials, overseeing all metrics and PR Reporting, and developing the company's clients social media presence.
Retail General Manager
Navy Exchange May 2009 - November 2015I handled all aspects of retail operations/merchandising/training/hiring for a department store offering consumables, hard-lines(electronics and furniture) and soft-lines (athletic wear). I was responsible for growing the Singapore operation from 3 Million in Sales to over 7 Million in 2015. I was Project Manager for a 1 Million Dollar expansion and renovation.
In addition to Singapore, I was Department Manager of the Furniture Business on Whidbey Island, WA and in Yokosuka, Japan.
Overall profitability, gross margin and sales grew in each location.
Artios Home May 2004 - April 2009Owned and operated a two location Luxury Furniture and Home Decor Company, achieving 1 MIllion in sales in 2008. My business partner and I built the brand and introduced the concept of a hybrid store like Crate and Barrel to Spokane. I handled all purchasing, IT, Merchandising, Staff Training, and helped with marketing and concept.