10+ years of sales and product experience starting in Core Retailer buying and management, and then moving into product development and management. At Surfside Sports, I was initially hired as a floor sales person. My passion and enthusiasm coupled with my ability to problem solve was recognized by the business owner and I was promoted to buyer and manager after 2 years. Over time, I took on the responsibility of hiring employees and visual merchandising. I was consistently one of the top salespersons at Surfside Sports. At Quiksilver, my employer saw potential and passion in me, and hired me on as an assistant merchandiser/developer without any previous experience in those roles. Within 4 months, I was promoted to Product Line Manager, handling the responsibilities of a merchandiser and developer for the Quiksilver snow softgoods assortment. In a fast-paced, self-starter environment, I learned and properly executed the development, merchandising, and presentation of a technical softgoods product line. My experience at L*Space and Nitro Circus as helped to evolve my organizational skills and I’ve been able to implement processes that didn’t exist when I first started. Working at small companies such as these has shaped me into a someone who wears a few different hats and adapts to meet the needs of the department.