If we were looking through a scrapbook of your life, what would be your favorite page?
“One night in particular stands out: My husband, kids, siblings, nieces and nephews were sitting around a campfire at home telling jokes and stories and having a lot of laughs. Being able to have a close-knit family that actually enjoys spending time together is fantastic.”
If we were looking through a scrapbook of your life, what page would you want to rewrite?
“Honestly, I can’t think of a page that I would rewrite. Every experience that I’ve had has helped shape me into the person that I am today.”
What’s your favorite tool or strategy for maintaining balance in your life? “Maintaining balance can be a challenge, but planning and scheduling is critically important. As I’ve said, my husband also travels with his job, so juggling our work trips and our children’s schedules can sometimes be crazy. I also am an officer for our school district’s athletic booster club and sit on our school district’s community budget advisory committee. Incorporating these duties into the mix of work and family adds more challenges to our schedules, but it’s important for me to help give back to our community and local schools. Therefore, I believe having a support network I can depend on is the most important “tool” or “strategy” to maintain balance in my life, as it allows me to be present no matter where I am—work or home. This support network primarily includes my mother, sister, brother, and my in-laws. In addition, my husband and I have become friends with the parents of many of our children’s friends. Depending on family and friends for rides to and from practices has helped us out tremendously.”
What’s the best advice anyone ever gave you, and how did it change your life? “The best advice that I’ve ever received was to always treat others the way you would like to be treated. I follow this in my work and personal life. There is nothing I expect from members of the Milady team that I wouldn’t do myself.”
What wisdom would you share with a young woman entering a career in the professional beauty industry?
“I would tell her to first make sure she focuses on where she wants to go in her career and ensure she is developing the skills she needs to continue to grow. Learning never ends. Education and professional development are critical to career growth. In addition, networking and building relationships are extremely valuable and not to be overlooked.”