Associate of Applied Science Degree – Interior Design, 2002
St. Louis Community College at Meramec
Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, Major in Management, 1974
Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
Town & Country Interior Design, LLC. , May 2002 – Present
Established design firm, and serviced several residential clients, an orthodontist office, and a private golf club.
Interior Decoration Instructor-part time, January 2005 – Present
Interior Design I Instructor-part time, Fall 2003
Substitute AutoCAD teacher, Spring 2003
Intern in Residential Design, February 2002-May 2002
Design Solutions St. Louis, MO
Internship involving all aspects of residential design. Developed space plan, selected furniture,
finishes, accessories, window treatments, and presented to the client. Placed orders and followed through delivery and installation.
Buyer, Soft Surroundings Catalogue, Home Furnishings, July 2000-November 2000
Knight/Williams Corporation St. Louis, MO
Start-up catalogue featuring products emphasizing softness, tranquility and relaxation. Areas of responsibility included Home Textiles, Furniture, Lamps, Home Décor, Rugs and Gifts. Duties encompassed developing new product, selecting assortment, negotiating discounts and exclusives, analyzing catalogue results, determining relisted products, product training at the call center, assuring excellent customer service, and procuring photography and quality assurance samples. Vendor agreements, product fact sheets, obtaining proof of insurance, working with the copywriter, and meeting all deadlines were essential.
Buyer, Moderate Sportswear, October 1996-June 9000
May Department Stores, Inc. St. Louis, MO
$20.0 million responsibility included buying moderate sportswear and separates for 42 stores including Famous Barr, L.S. Ayres, and the Jones Stores. Member of the May Merchandising Corporate Steering Committee, which determined the direction and assortment of the area for all seven of the May Department Stores divisions. Responsibilities included achieving sales, gross profit, inventory control, automatic replenishment, advertising, merchandise presentation and floor plans, and managing and developing two person support staff. Executed mergers with ten L.S. Ayres stores and nine Mercantile stores.
Buyer, Home Textiles, 1989-1996
May Department Stores, Inc. St. Louis, MO $16.0 million responsibility included buying sheets, comforters, quilts, window treatments, and accessories for all stores in the tri-state region. Member of the May Merchandising Steering committee. Maintained sales volume rank within the corporation of first through third for eight years.
Buyer, Tabletop and Linens, 1988-1989
Dayton Hudson Corporation (Brandens Division), Minneapolis, MN
Buyer, Tabletop and Gifts, 1986-1988
Federated Department Stores, Inc. (Gold Circle Division) Columbus, OH.
Federated Department Stores, Inc. (Richway Division) Atlanta, GA
Senior Buyer, Fashion House wares, Home Décor and Cookware, 1985-1986
Buyer, Fashion House wares and Cookware, 1983-1985 May Department Stores, Inc. (Famous Barr Division) St. Louis, MO
Senior Buyer, House wares, Gift House wares, Tabletop, 1982-1983
Buyer, House wares, 1979-1982
Senior Assistant Buyer, Home Textiles, 1978-1979
Department Manager, House wares, 1976-1978 Assistant Buyer, House wares, 1975-1976
Assistant Department Manager, Handbags and Accessories, 1974-1975