SUMMARY: Although I spent twenty five years working in retail as a stylist and visual merchandising director, my design experience includes: apartment & townhome redesign, outdoor living & garden design, event planning & execution and kitchen renovation. My specialties include: budget design, conceptual design, room boards, interior planning, retail space planning, styling, painting, thrifting and furniture refinishing. GOALS: I have a strong passion for making something out of nothing, always finding more space, and a strong desire for wanting to making things look their best. From a simple shift to shopping thrift - My home is my lab where I experiment on looks, styles & techniques I can do for you! VALUES: I have a dedication to improve the function, flow, and impact of a space. I want an opportunity to utilize my design talent and passion for design. My additional organizational skills, management & marketing experience can be an asset for the design industry to capitalize on. PUBLICATIONS: My home spaces I've created and posted can be viewed at various publications including: I currently have 1.3 million views on 29 postings from 8/2007 through 11/2009. Ratings are from 10,000+ viewers with a 3.9 average of 5. DESIGN STORIES feature at: Home & Living recent article:

Work History

Work History
Dec 2009 - Dec 2010

Home & Living Writer / Photographer

Exciting new venture writing & photographing interior re-design projects. Holiday Ideas articles written: 1. 2. 3.

1994 - Oct 2009

Visual Merchandising Director, Aventura FL

Store Planning, Brand Merchandising, LifeStyle Merchandising: Managed store planning for a 197,00 sq.ft. retail establishment. Participated in planning for store rennovation and expansion in 1997-98. Planned and executed cross divisional brand launch of American Living rollout (designed by Ralph Lauren) in 2007 Planned & executed various in-store remodeling projects 2006-2009. Special Events Coordinator, Fashion Show Stylist: Planned, organized, and executed personal appearance for celebraties: Patti LaBelle, Iman, Jason Taylor, and the Panther's Stanley Cup: Fashion Show stylist and coordinator for Seventeen magazines "Rock Your Prom". Personal Appearances On: Deco Drive (2008) Care Force (2009) Other: Coach & Train store associates and Management on company Core & Industry Standards of Visual Merchandisng. (occupancy: 300). Coordinated with District and Management staff on sales building to current $45million. Customer Service
Aug 2007 - Aug 2009

Independent Home Stylist

HGTV Rate My Space
25 Postings from 8/2007 to 8/2009 1,296,132 Views Average: 3.9 of 5 10,283 Ratings "It is 2:30 a.m. and I am still not through looking at all the inspiring pictures. I look at a room and love it, and then you change it up and I love it all over again. HGTV needs to snag you up." RateMySpace Comment posted by: lovejazz SLC, UT 7/19/2009 "WOW! You never cease to amaze me! Just when I thought you had covered all the possible color combinations and placements of your things, you come out with something even more stunning. It's your unique perspective and one sets you apart from everyone else." RateMySpace Comment posted by: Morparsyd 7/18/2009 Personal Appearances on: HGTV's Rate My Space Show (2008) HGTV's 25 Top Holiday Ideas (2008)
1993 - 2009

SET Execution Manager

1993 - 2009

Set Execution Manager

1993 - 1994

Visual Specialist, Miami FL

Hired at Dadeland JCPenney as a Visual Specialist for Childrens Division. After 3 months, acquired visual for Womens Accessories Division. After 6 months (of hire) promoted to Womens Division Visual Specialist. After 11 months with company, promoted to Visual Manager at the Aventura JCPenney.
1991 - 1993

Visual Merchandiser

Contempo Casuals
Window Displays, Visual Merchandise Execution


1999 - 2002

Interior Design

Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale