Professional Profile

  • 6+ years of experience in retail buying with a proven record of profitability.
  • 30% growth in sales in current position while improving margins (as high as 89%). 
  • Established, designed, and ran a successful retail and multi use arts space at 23.
  • Established a gift presence at the National Book Fair for the first time in it’s history and grossed $30,000.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of consumer needs/habits in a digitizing market.
  • Managed, bought, and merchandised a department grossing close to $1m/yr.
  • worked closely with other local buissinesses to cross promote events and products while fostering a sense of community

Work History

Work History

Buyer

2011 - Present
Politics and Prose Bookstore

Politics and Prose is one of the most celebrated and successful independent bookstores in the United States and has been in business for over 30 years.

  • Buying a highly curated selection of gift and paper items for multiple locations.
  • Inventory management.
  • Purchase Order Creation/procurement.
  • Analysing pricing, market trends, and sales history.
  • Maintaing yet modernizing a well known 30 year brand.

Buyer, Co-Founder, Creative Director

2009 - 2011
Ritual

Ritual was a new and vintage clothing store, performance space, and art gallery founded, created, and run by myself and Laura Andrighetti.

  • Conceptualized, organized and executed art openings and in store concerts.
  • Directed and produced all promotional material.
  • Bought a modern, eccentric selection of new and vintage clothing, indie comics. and fashion accessories.
  • Designed the physical store and the Ritual brand.

Resident Artist, Teacher

2009 - 2009
Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center
  • Taught basic fine art painting to patients and employees. 

Freelance Project Assistant

2005 - 2009
Paul Cox Architects

Education

Education

BA

2005 - 2009
Marymount Manhattan

Major: Communication Arts/Creative Writing

Minor: Film Production

GPA: 3.8

Recipient of the  Curian Award for Academic Excellence