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Highly motivated professional with strong attention to detail, highly organized and excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Proven store planner with unparalleled ability to work cross-functionally with others and prioritize responsibilities. Accustomed to fast paced projects where deadlines are a priority and handling multiple projects is the norm.  Enjoys a challenge and takes pride in work.

Work experience

Dec 2007May 2009

Store Planner

  • Created floor plans for new stores, remodels and corporate facilities; coordinated plan reviews and approval process for all store planners with corporate departments. 
  • Designed and specified new restroom finishes that were sustainable and saved 20% per store.
  • Decreased construction document errors by instituting a review process that resulted in a 40% reduction in errors.
  • Initiated, created and maintained a system to achieve the departments drawings and paperwork through a new archive drive, FTP site and Sharepoint site.  The new system improved turn-around time of finding documents from a week to less then a day.
  • Established relationships with vendors to creatively design products, coordinate installation and tactfully negotiate pricing. 
Dec 2006Feb 2008

Sales Associate

  • Understand customer's needs and requirements to sell custom decorating merchandise.
  • Convincingly promote store products that make sense for the individual client.
  • Assist in insuring the overall appearance of the store.
Sep 2006Dec 2007

Merchandise Planner

  • Lead projects for my team that included chain wide department merchandise resets.
  • Decided space allocation, plan-o-gram selection and merchandise flow for Kmart Remodels based off of sales, demographics and new creative ideas.
  • Uploaded store floor plans, merchandise plans and plan-o-grams for store implementation then fielded and resolved store specific questions or concerns resulting from the plans.
  • Worked with business partners to develop criteria for new category and adjacency concepts that would be profitable for the company.
May 2005Aug 2005

Interior Design Intern

Collaborate Design Studio
  • Contributed to the selection of furniture, fabrics and finishes for a variety of diverse projects.
  • Created presentation boards and sketches for client presentations.
  • Utilized time management skills in order to assist all of the certified Interior Designers on their many projects.


Aug 2002May 2006

Bachelor of Science

Minors: Business & Art History



Working knowledge of Sharepoint.
Microsoft Office Suite
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Power Point, Access and Excel.
Expert at Photoshop CS, CS3 and CS4.
Proficient in AutoCAD 2004 - 2009.