I have over 20 years of experience as an industry and higher education professional. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Merchandising at Virginia Commonwealth University and began my career with S&K Menswear. With the experience gained with S&K, I moved to other retailers including Circuit City, Peebles Department Stores, CWDkids and McKesson, having worked in the areas of buying, product allocations, product development, direct/online retailing, store planning and catalog product layout and development.
I also have a Masters in Education from Virginia Commonwealth University and have been an adjunct faculty member of the VCU Department of Fashion Design & Merchandising since 2008. Courses taught include Supervision & Management and Merchandise Planning & Control.