Growing up in a family business where we manufacture furniture and decorative accessories overseas has given me the privilege of seeing the world and in doing so, made me a seasoned global traveler. I have been to Southeast Asia dozens of times, visiting Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan and China.
I have also traveled extensively throughout most of Western Europe, the United States, and Mexico. This has given me a great sensitivity and appreciation for foreign affairs, trade, and commerce.
Areas of Expertise
Spanish, Copywriting, Public Speaking, Typing (100 words/min), Travel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Acrobat, ACCPAC, Rhinoceros 4.0, Flamingo 2.0, Autocad, Maxwell Render, VRay, Windows XP, Windows VISTA, Windows 7 , Mac OSX 10.6, eBay, Fine Art, Sculpture, painting, Photography, Drawing, Drafting, Rendering, Model-Making, Metal-Working, Image Retouching
• ASFD - American Society of Furniture Designers (Board of Directors)
• WithIt – Women’s Leadership Development Network (Board of Directors)
• High Point University Interior Design Advisory Panel (Board of Directors)
• YHFP - Young Home Furnishings Professionals (Board of Directors)
• Piedmont Triad Partnership (Board of Directors)
• Triad Design Leadershop (Board of Directors)
• SFC - Sustainable Furniture Council (Founding Member)
• YLH - Young Leaders in Hospitality