Bachelors of Science in Interior Design with a Visual Arts minor from Oregon State University. Graduated 2014.
Associates of Science with Art emphasis from Linn-Benton Community College. Graduated 2012.
Assistant Store Manager at Sherwin-Williams. August 2015-Present
Paint Sales Associate at The Home Depot. August 2014-August 2015.
Used my knowledge of color theory and current trends to assist customers with choosing appropriate palettes for their homes. The product knowledge I have gained allows me to qualify the customer and recommend correct products, accessories, and add-ons.
Sales Associate/Sales Leader/Interim Assistant Manager for Pier 1 Imports. November 2006-April 2015.
Created an excellent customer experience by asking engaging questions to find the customers needs and wants. Helped customers furnish and decorate their home with the latest trends. Used managerial skills to effectively obtain sales goals. Worked with a diverse group of employees and led them in seasonal store transitions, daily tasks, and other job related activities. Productively set monthly ad transitions using design standards provided from the corporate office.
Marketing and Promotions Intern for the Oregon Jamboree Music Festival. June 2014-August 2014.
Worked closely with the Marketing Manager to organize and fulfill all sponsorship agreements and fulfillment's. Attended promotional events throughout Oregon to bring awareness and excitement to the festival. Organized and ran a community event called "The Parking Lot Party," the evening before the main event. Also organized a local business and community contest to bring festival traffic out to the local businesses to help generate revenue.
Interiors Editor for DAMchic Magazine. September 2013-June 2014.
Studied current trends in interior design and decorating to come up with articles for three separate issues. Based on the trend forecasting program Fashion Snoops I focused on how to decorate ideas for each style. I also styled my own photo shoot. Look in the work section for the articles I completed!
Sales Associate for Best Buy. April 2005-June 2008.
Used open ended questions to discover the customers needs to recommend the appropriate products and add-ons. Developed rapport with customers to make them feel comfortable in a sometimes stressful retail buying atmosphere. Based on my knowledge of music, movies, and gaming I was able to recommend similar items to the customers basket.
I am a recent Interior Design graduate from Oregon State University. Magnolia has been a dream stewing for many years in the deep recesses of my creative brain. After being the Interiors Editor for DAMchic magazine I have been itching to do something in the writing/magazine field; this is my beginning.
My partner in crime and life is George aka G-Dub aka G. Together we make the dynamic duo B&G. Mother to the cutest fur baby in the world, Lady. Animal videos on YouTube are the sure-fire way to make me laugh hysterically or ugly cry for hours. Miranda Lambert is my soul sister. I hoard magazines. Pancakes are my life. Basically anything breakfast related is my life; I would eat breakfast for every meal if it wasn't for burgers. Lauren Conrad, Blake Lively, Miranda Lambert, Genevieve Gorder, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, are just a few of my idols.