When I moved to Richmond VA, from New York City, it was....well, let's just say it was a BIG, BIG change. I loved the fast-paced, exciting lifestyle in NY--there's nothing like working at 20 Rock and passing by the Today Show each morning, or grabbing a slice of pizza only to realize you are standing next to John Mayer, then there's the fashion, the world-class restaurants, and walking across the Brooklyn Bridge--but after 5 years in the Big Apple, I was ready to leave my cramped apartment, stretch my arms and breathe the fresh air in the burbs. I wanted to own a home, tend to a yard, grill dinner on the deck, and drive a car. Well, I have all of those things now plus one great husband (who happens to be from Long Island. You can take the girl out of the city...) and, in my opinion, the best Labrador Retriever in the world.
I'm one of the CWDkids "newbies"...I have been here since 2006 as a Marketing Manager responsible for our Internet and catalog marketing, among many other daily tasks. Most recently, I have become one of the contributing writers for this blog. Working at CWD has been challenging, rewarding, and fun, and I love the products we sell! I do not have any children of my own yet, so I tend to spoil my nieces, Julia and Elise, with outfits from CWDkids. (That's a picture of me above, with Julia wearing her favorite CWDkids Ice Cream Dress, at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens). It has been an exciting two years and I am proud to be a member of the CWDkids family. I've seen the company grow and change in a very short time, and I am looking forward to all the exciting projects that I hope to be a part of.
I was a little worried that life in my new town might not be as exciting as it was in NY, but I have learned that if you surround yourself with good people, it doesn't matter where you live, happiness will follow wherever you are.
- My yellow lab is named Berkeley, after the town in which I grew up, Berkeley Heights, NJ.
- I write with my left hand, but throw a ball, swing a golf club, and even cut with scissors righty.
- If I could go back in time, I would watch Pierre-Auguste Renoir paint Luncheon of the Boating Party. I just read the book by Susan Vreeland, and I am now obsessed with the painting.