Ability to create unique designs and use or different fabrications to produce exciting collections of women's footwear for various seasons and markets.
Manager/ Cook/ Owner
Parrots Bar & Deli
February 2011 - May 2013
Manager, cook and bartender of small Caribbean restaurant, located in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, specializing in Mexican cuisine and gourmet deli style sandwiches and salads. Job duties and responsibilities included: ordering of all food, liquor, equipment and disposables stock, preparing of main course menu for breakfast and lunch service, end of day kitchen cleanup, next day prep, bookkeeping, hiring, training and management of employees. Worked with local food and liquor distributors to secure products, competitive pricing and attending trade shows to keep up with new product availability and industry technology. Current use of POS System for retail and restaurants, various kitchen equipment and health and safety codes.
Voulez Vous Couture, LLC
January 2009 - January 2011
Creating unique hand beaded jewelry designs, costing, resourcing of gemstones and components, ordering production supplies, marketing and sales for wholesale and retail venues.
Citizens Bank of Las Cruces
November 2006 - December 2008
Customer service related transactions for banking customers and merchant accounts. Working as part of a team with other branches and departments to ensure customer satisfaction with efficiency and accuracy on time, every time. Two years experience of large cash handling, daily balanced cash drawer, banking computer programs and keeping current on FDIC rules and regulations.
Pacific Northwest Antiques
June 2002 - September 2006
Daily opening and closing of 7,000 sq. ft. antique furniture store. Management of 15 dealers spaces and sales. Duties included: customer service, sales negotiations, layaway, rent collection, merchandising and pricing of furniture.
Designer, Asst. Designer, Patternmaker, Design Room Assistant
Chorus Line/All That Jazz, Judy Knapp co., Alexander Brown Designs, Cameo Enterprises
June 1991 - September 2001
10 years experience working in various design rooms as a professional sample pattern maker, design room assistant, asst. designer and associate designer. Experience working with a variety of textiles, trims, finding, preparation of garment cost sheets, ordering samples, working with sample makers, grading & cutting departments, other department designers and pattern makers to complete clothing lines for each season.
Qualifications & Certifications
Associate of Arts degree in Fashion Design, Apparel Manufacturing & Production
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising