Fashion industry professional with ten+ years experience in Designing and Merchandising a line from concept to completion. I have worked in multiple categories: Lifestyle, Active, Resort, Surf, Snow, and Golf for both apparel and accessories. The key to my success stems from my continual passion for product design, trend research, respect for a brand's vision, as well as, understanding the given target market. I'm a team player and excel in collaborating with cross functioning teams to reach critical calendar deadlines and problem solve as needed. I also love every aspect of the process, whether it's creating story boards, detailed tech packs or presenting the final line. I believe every stage of the design cycle plays an integral role in launching a successful collection. I also have experience in overseas travel, working with factories and mills in Asia as well as traveling throughout Europe, Canada and South America for trade shows and trend/ market research. I believe my strong work ethic and teamwork mentality is what sets me apart and ultimately, having fun while working hard and seeing your designs come to fruition is what drives me!
On a personal note, I thrive on exploring new cities, cultures and forms of design such as, architecture, textiles, street art, nature and music. And I keep sane by staying active - I enjoy practicing all types of fitness that challenge me both mentally and physically: Hot Yoga, Hiking, Road Cycling, Cross Training, Spin, Stand Up Paddle, Pilates and Cross Country Skiing are some favorites.