My first job was in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago selling office furniture. A year later I moved to New York and was offered a position with Atelier International. They brought Cassina into the United States. I called on every major architectural and design firm in the city. That experience trained my eye to observe beautiful, and not so beautiful, contract and residential projects! I was with Atelier International for ten years and was recruited by KNOLL to start their leather division as it’s regional manager. I then moved to South Africa with my husband and worked for a company selling passementerie calling on the trade there for six years. Designers have the same needs everywhere!!! I have read trade publications and books about my field extensively for years which augments my appreciation for fine design and how it has changed over the years. I think we are in a very good place right now wth design and architecture with mixing styles and periods-unheard of when I started in the field. In addition, what goes around, comes around-I now represent Cassina here in Santa Fe as well as the premier outdoor collections I have been promoting for years!