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Dec 2006Present

Wardrobe, Prop & Food Stylist

Self Employed

Responsible for the purchase and assembly of wardrobe, props and food for photo shoots and video. Responsible for interpreting client's needs and communicating the overall look of the shoot.

Wardrobe and Prop Styling:  Responsible for seeking and purchasing or borrowing merchandise accurately reflecting the client's needs for advertising purposes.  Style and arrange obtained merchandise for photo shoot.  Maintain close relationships with local stores.  Responsible for a purchasing budget when requested and submitting invoices to client.  Develop good relationships with clients to assure future work.

Food Stylist:  Responsible for purchasing food within a given budget and creating an appetizing product for photo shoots utilizing any means necessary, including understanding the chemistry of food and proper cooking techniques.

In addition, responsible for coordinating/producing photo shoots including booking talent, models, scouting locations and developing the look of the shoot.  Also responsible for networking to obtain new clients. Client list includes: Jockey International, American Girl, Premier Bride, Harley Davidson, Milwaukee Magazine, ShopKo, Bon Ton, Kohls Department Store, Readers Digest, Quad Graphics, Wisconsin Foodie, Allen Edmonds, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and 2009 featured contributor for Wisconsin Bride magazine

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Jul 2006Present

Executive Administrative Manager

American Tree Experts, Inc

Responsible for

  • Customer service, maintains a consistent rating of very good to excellent on all customer reviews
  • Accounts receivable
  • Accounts payable
  • Invoicing
  • Payroll
  • Data entry
  • Purchasing
  • Employee management
  • Workers Compensation Insurance
  • Directly involved with advertising
  • Directly involved with budgeting
  • Strategically reduced costs for company by overseeing accounts payable and employee spending.
Aug 2003Dec 2006

Wardrobe Stylist

Kohls Department Store
  • Responsible for the coordination of wardrobe in respect to assigned daily photo shoots.
  • Responsible for accessorizing wardrobe and fitting wardrobe to models.
  • Present on set for entire duration of photo shoots to assure wardrobe accuracy.
  • Responsible for coordinating photo shoots on location in various national cities including New York and Miami. Coordinated and assembled wardrobe, props and accessories needed to carry out a successful shoot on location. Traveled to the location to work with Wardrobe Stylist, Art Director and Photographer to assure Kohl's image was accurately achieved for every shot.
  • Responsible for studio prop and environmental styling, including room sets.

Photo Shoot Coordinator

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Responsible for coordinating published fashion photo shoots including:

  • Determined current fashion trends
  • Obtained merchandise from local vendors
  • Booked talent
  • Styled merchandise on set
  • Art directed each photo shoot
  • Wrote fashion articles for weekly publication


Aug 1999May 2003

Fashion Merchandising

Mount Mary College

Activities and Societies: Yearly involvement in the Mount Mary Fashion Show including Assistant Fashion Show Producer in 2002

Feb 2002Aug 2002

Fashion Merchandising

American Intercontinental University
  • Attended one study abroad semester of fashion related classes
  • One semester internship at Liberty in London. Two positions held: Press Office: Responsible for gathering merchandise for outside publications to use in photo shoots. Assisted in celebrity visits Buying Office Assistant: Assisted buyer for Home Goods. Attended all client meetings, processed data and assisted in floor layouts.


Highly motivated, energetic and creative Stylist with over 8 years experience in wardrobe, food and propping.  Strong ability to multitask in a changing environment combined with the desire to go above and beyond.  Especially skilled at understanding and executing the needs of clients.  Proven organizational and record keeping skills while excelling in providing quality customer service.  Seeking a challenging and dynamic position within the fashion industry.


Volunteer opportunities:

2010 Volunteer for Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Boston Store "Style In The City" fashion show fund raiser.

2009 Assistant to Jessica Bell of the Midwest Wine School during wine tastings. Personal Stylist for Jessica's wardrobe in 2009 TV series "Wisconsin Foodie".

2003 International Society of Aboriculture's Field Day: Co-coordinated the day's festivities for national and international guests including coordinated creative concepts, catering, booked and coordinated talent and maintained timeliness of events.

2002 Milwaukee Film Festival: Co-coordinated all parties and events related to the two week long event.  Booked talent, ordered catering, assisted in creative concepts, obtained donors, assisted in guest list, promoted events.

Additional interests/hobbies include cooking, gardening and traveling.


Computer Proficiency
Proficient in: Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook Photo Shop Lotus Notes Quick Books

Wardrobe Styling