Fashion has been a lifelong love of mine. As a little girl I obsessed over creating the perfect Barbie outfits and filled notebooks with sketches of tops and dresses. As I grew older that passion and love stuck with me. I decided to study fashion at the University of Central Oklahoma. During my time in college I was presented with an opportunity to study a semester in New York; undoubtedly, I packed my bags and moved to the Big Apple.
After my time in New York and college degree in hand, I got my first real industry job with a designer in New York's Fashion District. Working in one of the best fashion hubs in the world, I gained a great deal of experience in running a successful business, and that's when I caught the entrepreneurial bug!
Back home to Oklahoma, I earned a Masters degree in Entrepreneurship from Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business. During my time in the program I was granted a significant opportunity to join the Entrepreneurship and Empowerment in South Africa (EESA) program. I moved to Cape Town South Africa for six weeks to work with emerging entrepreneurs. I saw many small businesses that were using unconventional resources to build their businesses. Their resourceful nature prompted me to really think outside of the box and see business in a completely different manner. This was truly the most inspiring experience, to be fully submerged in the presence of ingenuity.