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Work experience

Jun 2013Present

Starbucks Team Leader

Target #2164
  • Train and coach Starbucks team members to achieve excellent service; follow up on training events to evaluate learning process
  • Follow proper order, receiving, storage, FIFO and date marking procedures to maintain appropriate in-stock levels, freshness and food safety
  • Utilize routines and production tools to ensure team maximizes in-stocks, freshness and efficiency
Mar 2013May 2013

Hardlines Team Leader

Target #2014
  • Drive in-stocks by ensuring both regular and sale merchandise is pulled and stocked from the backroom to keep the sales floor full
  • Supervise Sales Floor team members to ensure merchandise is stocked, zoned and represnting a Brand guest experience
  • Ensure ad and salesplans are set on time and maintained
Sep 2012Mar 2013

Presentation Team Leader

Target #2014
  • Supervise, train and coach team members on service and presentation skills
  • Plan and execute the workload of the Presentation team of various transitions throughout the store
  • Pretie areas of future transitions to allow a more efficient reset of sales floor
Apr 2007Sep 2012

Front Desk

East Shore Athletic Club
  • Assist members with check-in
  • Collect outstanding membership dues
  • Provide excellent customer service
Dec 2011Sep 2012

Consumables Team Leader

Target #1391
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Food team, manage vendors
  • Set priorities and maintain accountability for the Perishable Assistants
  • Educate and train Perishable Assistants and sales floor team on food safety, quality standards and routines
Sep 2010Dec 2011


Target #1391
  • Initiate and complete all Merchant Initiated Returns
  • Receive and audit vendor orders and credits
  • Ensure 100% store-wide compliance of Environmentally Sensitive Item Management program
Apr 2009Sep 2010

Logistics Flow Team Member

Target #1391
  • Drove sales and in-stocks by unloading trailer by custom block
  • Pushed and stocked merchandise with speed and accuracy
  • Trained and certified new team members on power equipment
Sep 2007Apr 2009

Backroom Team Leader

Target #1391
  • Led team to complete timely and accurate merchandise pulls
  • Partnered wtih sales floor to communicate staged product to push to floor
  • Read, interpreted and used Diagnostic Tool Kit and Logistics reports to hold team members accountable
Oct 2006Sep 2007

Softlines Team Leader

Target #1391
  • Set adjacencies and floor plans according to company specifics and date
  • Coached and developed team members to achieve Brand Standards of floor pad
  • Maintained full floor of merchandise, thus reducing markdowns and increasing overall profits for the highest shopped area of the store


Sep 2012May 2013

Davenport University
Jan 2008May 2012

Associate in Applied Science

Trident Technical College

Concentration: Small Business Entrepreneurship

Dean's List, GPA 3.614


Team Development and Training
Interpersonal Teamwork Project Management Certification
Business Development
Operations Presentation Promotion Sales Customer Service Leadership


Community Service





  • Fitness
  • Reading
  • Personal Development
  • Volunteering
  • Gardening
  • Travel

Community Service

  • Active volunteer at Crisis Ministries Homeless Shelter
  • Seacoast/Charleston Police Department "Beyond The Horizon" Mentor Program for Teens
  • Fundraiser for the St. Andrews Firefighters Community Assistance Fund
  • Various Charity Runs in Charleston

Komen Race for a Cure

Cooper River Bridge Run


Riverdogs Run Forrest Run

Run for the 9

ALS Walk


Entry-level position in Business Incubation, Organization and Development

Honors & Activities

  • Dean's LIst, Trident Technical College
  • Target Wellness Great Team Hero for Group 300, April 2011 (out of 61 stores)
  • Target Wellness Great Team Hero for District 350, April 2011
  • Target Wellness Great Team Hero for Store #1391, April 2011

Target is taking a holistic, integrated and fresh approach to well-being.  Team members who achieve optimal well-being are more productive, provide better guest service, have lower health care costs, are more engaged, and create healthier, more-vibrant communities.  The combination and interaction of five elements creates well-being:

Career-Our love for what we do each day

Social-The quality of our relationships

Financial-The security of our finances

Health-The vibrancy of our physical health

Community-The pride we take in what we have contributed to our communities

"When we were asked at the ETL meeting to nominate a Wellbeing Hero, we all quickly said the same name!  'April!'  Ape works in Receiving and embraces all five elements of Wellbeing.  She focuses on her own well being as well as the well being of our team and community.  She planned a large part of our Read Across America event and even rented Thing 1 and Thing 2 Dr. Seuss costumes!  Ape is active and always tracks her mileage on our mileage board at TSC.  She brings some friendly competition to the team by comparing miles with other team members.  April is pursuing a degree in Business Management and volunteers in her free time for Women's Crisis Ministries and the food bank.  Last, but not least, April is a social butterfly!  Even though she works, has school, and volunteers, April never lacks enthusiasm to spend time with friends or go to social events."  Holly H. Lynch, MBA  The Citadel, Class of 2009