Store Manager equipped with experience in retail management and sales. Employs excellent leadership skills and multi-tasking strengths. Strong understanding of design and production in addition to management experience.
06/2010 to Current
Store ManagerAltar Bridal - Leawood, Kansas
Manage customer timeline from gown order to wedding date.
Process gowns as they come in, inspecting and checking against orders.
Handle merchandising of new product as well as putting together visual displays.
Provide each customer with a unique experience in gown searching.
Help plan and coordinate special events and trunk shows.
06/2011 to Current
OwnerIla Bean Bridal - Overland Park, Kansas
Design and create collection and custom flower girl dresses.
Work alongside brides to create custom bridal gowns.
Utilize pattern making and draping techniques for new designs.
05/2010 to 06/2011
Design AssistantCandida Allison - Overland Park, Kansas
Sewing tasks including, hand sewing hems, serging lining, applying interfacing, and cutting patterns.
Compile look books and cost sheets for retailers.
Organizing patterns from previous collections.
10/2007 to 09/2010
Sales Associate and Designer Handbags SpecialistNordstrom - Overland Park, Kansas
Provided excellent customer service for a leading luxury retailer.
Opened and displayed new merchandise within the department.
Assisted coworkers in daily problem solving and handling customer issues.
Bachelor of Science: Design Housing and MerchandisingOklahoma State University - Stillwater , OklahomaGPA: GPA: 3.50/4.0Option: Apparel Design and Production
Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint
Knowledge of the Gerber Technology programs AccuMark and Pattern Design as well as creating technical packets