Born into the tradeshow industry, I began my career stuffing badges behind Surf Expo's registration desk at the young age of 16. From there, I began my position as a receptionist in Surf Expo's home office in Atlanta. Through the years I continued to work the shows twice a year in Orlando, FL.
During my college career, I began working as a part-time sales representative for showrooms in the Apparel, Gift + Home industries at Americasmart. During my employment I had the privilege of selling everything from: shoes, makeup, home goods, gift items and much more.
During my senior year in college, I assisted Market Maker Events in launching a new consumer gift show, Shoppe Artisan. This annual shopping event provides a single location for independent makers of all kinds to showcase their best and brightest, handmade products to discerned shoppers.
As I concluded my studies, I shifted my career path towards association event management at National Trade Productions. There, I gained extensive knowledge and experience in managing five associations' events ranging from a variety of industries which include: Aerospace, Technology, Education and Public Works.
To fully develop my career in the wholesale and events management industry I decided to pursue digital marketing sales at Whereoware. As a digital marketing agency outside of D.C. Whereoware specializes in the B2B Gift + Home Industry.
By combining my 9 years of tradeshow experience with cutting edge digital marketing methods. I am developing the tools to be successful as a sales and marketing professional.