Emily is a native Californian with a passion for the surf/skate industry and culture. Through her educational background and extensive experience in marketing, merchandising and retail management, she has developed a long list of skills and strong work ethic. Emily is a recent graduate of San Diego’s FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising with an Associate of Arts Professional Designation Degree in Merchandise Marketing. While at FIDM, Emily interned with South Coast Surf Shop where she learned firsthand the art of buying, allocating and merchandising product. She also put her marketing skills to work by creating a Wetsuit Buyers Guide for South Coast at her internship with PageLadder marketing. Prior to FIDM, Emily has become a six year veteran in the retail industry. Her background in retail management at American Eagle Outfitters and Barnes and Noble College have prepared her with the skills to work under pressure and within a team. Emily’s positive attitude and drive will allow her to be successful in her career.