With a Bachelor of Fine Arts in interior design, I have worked in both retail management and as an interior designer. I was familiar with Dunn-Edwards, since I specified them for previous projects. I joined the Dunn-Edwards team 11 years ago — first as a Regional Color Advisor Manager and now, as the north-central Arizona Area Manager.
Coming from a large home-improvement chain, I was drawn to the family feel at Dunn-Edwards. I was also impressed that, during the late-2000s economic downturn, the company continued to expand its offerings. In January 2010, the first “Neighborhood Paint Store” (NPS) program was implemented in the San Diego region. I was hired to launch the program in Arizona and — more than 10 years later — the NPS program evolved (with a few name changes) into the Professional Color Advisor team within the Store Operations department.