You never know where your life journey will take you.
In 2001, I completed my Business Degree majoring in Marketing. The first part of my business journey started at my family furniture business, City Furniture & Appliances Vernon. My choice was not to start working there right after graduating, but that is where my path led me. I am so thankful to have been able to work in the business alongside my father, learning everything from the ground up. I started selling, then went back to school and obtained my Interior Design Certificate.
The next thing you know, I was running the business doing everything from selling, merchandising, commercial sales, marketing, purchasing and more. In 2011 we built a brand new 40,000sq ft retail space which I was head designer/merchandiser bringing Vernon the newest and largest furniture store in the North Okanagan. Throughout those years of working in the family business, I never neglected my love for fitness. I first became a certified fitness instructor in 1999. I found a passion in teaching, and had a true belief that self care and well being kept me sane as I worked 10 hour days, 6-7 days a week for 14 years straight.
In 2009, the fitness instructing path led me to opening up a side Zumba fitness business while I still worked at the furniture store. Then in December 2014, my path led me to the opening of Soul Studio which came about from thought to finish in 3 months to the day. Since 2014, I have been able to do what makes me happy, while changing lives. It has been such a challenging, yet rewarding path. Fast forward until now, I am embarking on a new journey, Soul Biz. I have 20 years experience in Family Enterprise, Retail Business, Business, Marketing, Design, Fitness and Self Development.
I am an entrepreneur and have a PASSION for BUSINESS. My dream is to help others be the BEST that they can BE by sharing my personal experiences in business. How can I help? You tell me. Excited for my new adventure!