- Michigan-Northwest & Northern
I have been a sales representative in the card and gift industry for 24 years. My love of greeting cards was the original attraction to the industry and the strong relationships I form with my customers are the reasons I’ve stayed with this profession.
I have worked with and adapted to various sales groups with vendors’ lines ranging from very small to very large product inventory. In a territory that is sparsely populated and frequently challenged economically, I can meet the needs of the smallest remote stores, as well as, the larger urban businesses. My ability to learn quickly and fit into different group dynamics has allowed me to succeed in this challenging and rapidly changing profession as a sales representative.
I am involved with my Traverse City community in various ways: supporting local fundraising events, functioning as chairperson for silent auctions, and volunteering for various environmental projects. I continue to volunteer for the Traverse City Film Festival as I have for over 10 years -a world renown 7 day event- run entirely by 1500 or more volunteers.
I received my BS from Western Michigan University in Bio-medicine. I worked in the pharmaceutical drug & safety research industry conducting laboratory studies for over 10 years in Kalamazoo before moving to Traverse City. It was in Traverse City that I started working as a sales representative.
I live off the beaten path on the edge of a state forest with my husband, dog and three cats. I enjoy many outdoor activities such as hiking, gardening, cross country skiing and motorcycling. My indoor hobbies include yoga, the ukulele, stained glass and baking.