Director of Retail & Training
I come to Recruit Group with a wealth of knowledge in the retail and recruiting industries. I started my retail career with American Eagle Outfitters while finishing my BA in Family and Consumer Sciences-Emphasis in Fashion Merchandising at Marshall University Huntington, WV. After graduation I transplanted myself to South Florida to begin my management career with Abercrombie and Fitch. I had much success in a short time and was promoted to Assistant Manager overseeing the entire women’s department. I also traveled and supported management teams at all 4 stores in the region. I then transitioned into the world of higher education recruiting with Corinthian Colleges, Inc. My early success grew into promotions over the next 7 years culminating in my position as Director of High School Admissions from 2010-2013. I now embark on combining all elements, learned and developed from amazing leadership to take the Recruit Group Retail Division to new heights.
I was born, raised and educated in the “mountain state” of West Virginia, but have lived in the Pembroke Pines, FL area and South Florida for the last eight years with my ChiChi “Higgins.” I love living in West Broward County because of the access to all South Florida cities and beaches while still enjoying the quiet suburban lifestyle. I have lived in the fashion and design world since I was a little boy roaming the halls of my grand-parents interior decorating store in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. The fashion and apparel space allows for artistic expression and the ability to change perceptions and lives with the changing of a wardrobe. I find this powerful, and it has motivated me to reclaim my place in the Fashion Retail world. I am a gym and health fanatic! I find the control you have over the results you can obtain fascinating. My mottos: “Ask because you WANT to know,” and “LISTEN because you CARE!” Favorite Quotes: “Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it” – Charles R Swindoll.