I am very passionate about product development and delivering superior products in an efficient and cost-effective way. For the past three years, I have worked in the merchandising and design departments of the swim and apparel industry's most iconic brands, such as Roxy, Billabong, and my current company, Add-Black. At Add-Black, I develop private label swimwear for a major mass-market retailer. Along with product development, my responsibilities include managing all print and color approvals as well as negotiating costing. Prior to my employment at Add-Black, I majored in Apparel Merchandising and Management with a minor in Marketing Management at Cal. Poly. Pomona. Throughout my college career, I was very active in the AMM department and was on the executive board as well as President of Fashion Society, a club that focused on exposing students to the fashion industry through guest speakers, field trips, and the production of our annual fashion show. Along with fashion, I am passionate about snowboarding, surfing, and the outdoors.