Organizing has been a part of my life ever since I was a young child.
At an early age, my father let me play at the family Pawnshop. To keep me busy, he would mix up the loose diamonds and gemstones and have me separate them. I eventually started working at the Pawnshop.
Keeping track of the 100’s of thousands of items in loan was an exercise in precision. Everything had a place and a system with which it was tagged, bagged and stocked. Nothing could be misplaced.
We kept the library of customers personal property organized on shelves and in drawers by stock number, size, design and category. Shifting daily to accommodate the new items and close the gap where items were picked up.
I was a natural, and changed the system slightly to make it more efficient. As a result, all the businesses I have been employed at have benefited from my expertise in organizing. In 2002, I took over the family business.
As a native San Franciscan, I was part of A.C.T.’s young conservatory, performing on their main stage. I received my BA at DePaul University, Goodman School of Drama, as a classically trained actress. Upon graduating, I ran my own theatre company in Chicago. Theatre arts and dance are passions of mine, and I continue to teach and perform.
I have over 25 years of experience in business management, retail and sales. Some of the areas I excel in:
- creating and implementing sales strategies to engage the customer and increase revenue
- cultivating long term relationships with employees and customers
- utilizing space to it’s maximum potential
My training and experience as a theater owner, actor, casting director, and dance instructor has influenced my style and allows me the flexibility to improvise. I thrive on creating order, dynamic use of space and efficiency of movement.
In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors with family and friends. Preferably on the beach.