Friday, August 22, 2008

CWDkids' Characters

Staff Profile #11 - Mary (with CWDkids since 1999)

I moved from My Old Kentucky Home to Richmond VA in 1989 and first worked in the retail trenches for the marketing department of an upscale mall. After many years on the front lines, I decided it was time for me to work behind the scenes.

I started working for CWDkids in 1999, which could not have been better timing, because I was a new grandmother. Now more than nine years later I have six awesome grandchildren. I’m sitting in grandparent heaven!

Here at our corporate office, I have a multifunction position. On the administrative side I process your mail orders and merchandise returns. I manage returned checks from mail orders and stores, maintain our stores email listings, prepare bank deposits, adjust totals on offsite warehouse merchandise transfers, answer phones and assist with various other things. As office manager I maintain inventory and buy supplies for our office and three stores. I communicate property problems to appropriate vendors. In our blog introduction you heard about our resident fish, well, I give them tender loving care everyday. CWDkids has been the perfect fit as it has complimented my home life.

I recently learned I will be taking on some new projects as well. Jim (the boss) gave me his fortune cookie the other day and the message was “You Love a Challenge”, hmmm… think that was a setup?

Mary’s Tidbits:

  • My grandchildren give me life!!
  • My Virginia husband of 10 years has been the most PATIENT man I’ve ever known.
  • Coming from a humble background I appreciate all the finer things in life; my family, pets and friends.


CWDkids said...

We're very lucky to have you-you bring a lot of joy and laughter to us every day!

Anonymous said...

mary,this is your brother wishing you were closer to home but you are where you should be.with all your grandkids

Anonymous said...

My dearest friend, the Lord has surely blessed you. It makes me smile when I look at those beautiful little faces.