SHAUN SAYS …
She’s deep into her second career, having started her professional journey as a chef, owning a restaurant and event planning company. Fun fact? Building a strategy for someone’s big life event is not really that different from creating a strategy to move brands into the future to maintain relevancy.
She’s obsessed with upcycling. She believes each object tells a story, and she’d rather her things tell a multilayered, complex story, a Samuel Beckett, rather than a William S. Gray/Zerna Sharp. And yes, that is just her rationale for the uncontrollable urge to stop at every garage sale and flea market she passes.
She’d like to think her taste for the finer things in life led her to the great brands she’s worked on — Audi, Wells Fargo, Holland America Line, Microsoft, to name a few. She graciously accepts that she’s just had great luck.
Her obsession with upcycling has created a ridiculous collection of vintage jewelry. Hey, what’s old is new again!
She feels fortunate to see the world through the eyes of her two wonderful young daughters. Sometimes she doesn’t like what she sees; not always, but sometimes. And that’s more than enough for her to look for ways to make a difference in how women view themselves and other women—marketing plays a vital role in how our society views the role of women.