An experienced and organized manager and trainer in the apparel industry;  articulates information clearly, plans and supervises product development effectively and motivates team members to work together efficiently to achieve customer satisfaction.

Work experience

Work experience
Oct 2007 - Present

Senior Technical Designer/Custom Development Supervisor

A Wish Come True Dance Costumes, Bristol, PA

- Design and implement technical documents and new processes for developing sourced styles with overseas manufacturers

- Manage and improve the custom garment development process through the creation of new communication and tracking tools, accurate production schedules and comprehensive critique and planning of designs

- Educate and train AWCT staff to use new digital tools for use in developing custom costumes and improved business practices

- Collaborate with designers to critique and optimize sample fit and design

- Communicate design, fit and construction changes to sample makers and production coordinators at on site manufacturing facility

- Design custom garments for Dance and Color Guard clients, realizing the creative vision of the customer for their performance

Feb 2014 - Jul 2015

Technical Account Manager

New Holland Apparel, New Holland, PA

- Managed and improved the development process for new football jerseys and coordinating team apparel for Nike NFL and NCAA retail product lines

-Provided technical and manufacturing expertise to Nike developers and designers for cost effective and production friendly merchandise

-Supervised the sample development cycle through communicating style related information and guiding Nike samples through development in overseas manufacturing facilities

-Developed highly embellished garments featuring sublimated, screen printed and embroidered materials

- Acted as liaison between NHA manufacturing teams and Nike developers, relaying feedback and communicating issues between both groups

- Collaborated with NHA staff for the development and implementation of improved business processes

- Supported Nike Senior Account Manager and Director of Sales with special research, development projects and account reporting

- Trained and managed account assistants to aid in the product development process

- Accompanied and hosted senior Nike development staff at NHA owned overseas manufacturing facilities for hands-on product development trips, and represented NHA at Nike Inc. headquarters in Portland, Oregon

Mar 2007 - Sep 2007

Design & Development Assistant

QVC, Inc., West Chester, PA


Sep 2003 - May 2007

Bachelor of Science, Fashion Design

Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA

Lean Manufacturing Training (Toyota Business Model)

New Holland Apparel, New Holland, PA