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Work experience

May 2012Sep 2012

Shop Manager

Lucy's Whey

Responsible for buying of products, mostly cheese, from several distributors and directly from cheesemakers.

Managed staff of skilled cheesemongers with duties including training, coaching and scheduling.

Oversaw inventory, P&L and payroll.

Oct 2011May 2012

Cheese Department Manager

Eli's Manhattan

Managed operations and made all buying decisions for the cheese counter at UES specialty grocer

Ordered directly from several importers each month

Implemented a specialty charcuterie case into department

Mar 2011Oct 2011

Gourmet Manager

Wine Library

Responsible for buying and vendor relations with several producers, distributors and importers

Oversaw the preparation and shipment of gourmet food items for online sales from

Managed staff of up to 10 employees in a high-volume independent specialty market

Mar 2010Feb 2011

Specialty Manager

Earth Fare

Managed department consisting of cheese, wine, beer, coffee and specialty products for a regional natural grocery chain based in Asheville, NCOperated well within labor goals and maintained satisfactory sales to purchase ratios

Nov 2009Mar 2010

Specialty Department Lead

Earth Fare

Hired as a manager-in-training to transfer with company to a new location


Jan 2005Dec 2008

Bachelor of Arts

Berry College