I live in Houston, Texas with my husband Nathan and four beautiful boys! Good grief, I have too many kids. Back in the day, I started out working in college as a server at a restaurant. It was some of the longest hours of my life, and I was great at it. My dad, a very successful entrepreneur always told me that everyone should experience serving tables to really understand what “hard work” feels like. I got married and started a family back in 2004 and that is when my professional career started out in the multi-family housing industry.
I thought that serving tables would be the most grueling work I would experience in my life…I was wrong. Leasing high end apartments for 8 years busted my butt and made me literally a jack of all trades. I had to learn how to do everything from customer service, to sales, to complex administrative work, and even what I would consider hard labor. Yep, you heard me right. You try hauling tubs of crap up three flights of stairs in a suit and heels to “stage” an apartment, and put candy bars and soda cans in the fridge! I’ve never been in better shape in my life, with 90 degree temperatures whipping around on that golf cart all day showing the property and apartments to prospects. Good heavens!
In 2011, I moved on to greener pastures when I was recruited by a brand new social media marketing firm. I spent a lot of time talking with small business owners about the power and value of social media and guerrilla marketing, as well as the importance of online presence in today’s world. It was a tough sell back then with the baby boomers representing about 90% of the brick and mortar businesses in my area. Sadly, this little start up company that I was so excited about didn’t last long. It shut down about two years later, but we all learned a lot about business do’s and dont’s, and I had all kinds of new tools in my tool box when it came to online marketing.
That was when I tried my hand at direct selling and became an independent consultant with a very large MLM selling health and wellness, skincare and cosmetics. I figured it was a temporary gig, but when it exploded out from under me it quickly became a booming business that launched me to the very top level of the company. I have made a generous income working from my home and have been a VP with this company for the last 5 years. Because I have created a stream of income working very part-time hours, I am able to work as a virtual administrative consultant as well. Growing up in an entrepreneurial spirited family, combined with my vast experiences in the professional world, I’ve become who I am today. I work hard and I love life. Integrity, charisma, determination and joy…those are a few words that describe me well. Maybe a little sassy too, but who doesn’t love a little of that?