Monday, June 15, 2009

Staff Profile - Tammy

Update! Since writing this profile last year, I got married to the love of my life on August 30, 2008. We went on a two week honeymoon to Cherry Grove, South Carolina and came back to Richmond to live happily ever after.

Staff Profile -Tammy (with CWDkids since 1998)

In August 1998, I started at CWDkids by opening and managing our children’s clothing store in Virginia Beach, VA.

Three years later in August 2001 my mom, living in Richmond, fell breaking her hip. After surgery to put her hip back together she was left permanently disabled at the age of 56. She would never be able to walk unassisted or work again. It was a life changing moment for her as well as for me.

I made a decision to call the president of our company and ask if I could come to Richmond to work in our corporate office so that I would be closer to my mom and sister. I was nervous as I made that phone call. What if he said no? Lucky for me he didn’t say no. And here I am in our office seven years later eternally grateful for such a generous, compassionate boss who worked with me because he understands the importance of family.

I’ve worn a lot of different hats in my 10 years at CWDkids. I’ve gone from our retail stores, to merchandising and buying, to my current position as a part of our creative department. For the past two years I’ve been the copywriter for our kids’ clothing catalog and website. I’m fortunate enough to go on photo shoots and help out when we’re shooting flats (translation--iron the clothes before they’re photographed!).

Tammy’s Tidbits:
  • I love concerts and in the last three years have seen: Michael Buble (twice), Kenny Chesney (twice), Dave Matthews (10 times and counting), Pat Green, (twice), Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Buffet, Sugarland, Phil Vassar, Lonestar, and I’m gearing up for another concert summer.
  • What I’ve secretly always wanted to do: Host the CMT Countdown every week…if I lived in Nashville, that is.

No comments: