What do you do?
Where do you work and what is your title?
Co-owner and founder of Envi.
What do you do there and/or what are you responsible for?
Everything! Buying, selling and arranging the shop to reflect the many artists we carry and also doing my own photography, painting and sewing.
How long have you been doing this kind of work (total)? How long on the Westside?
Almost a year in the retail industry, first selling from my home. Here on the Westside since January of this year.
What do you like best about it (other than quitting time)?
I love supporting our local artists. I love having flexibility to spend more time with my family, including three children. I love being creative, and I love to buy unique things for the shop.
If you could change one thing (other than pay), what would it be?
I wish my space was larger and hope to expand in years to come.
What part of your work did your training/education never prepare you for?
After being a nurse for more than 10 years and starting to paint for only 2 years, retail is a big change. Without the help of my husband, who has a marketing degree, things probably wouldn’t run as smoothly. He helps me with the marketing side of the business.
What makes working on the Westside special?
Women business owners are taking over the Westside! Being part of that nurturing support has been wonderful!
“What do you do?” is a regular feature in the Westside Pioneer. If you know someone who has an interesting job on the Westside (but doesn’t live here), he/she might be a candidate for this column! If you know someone who might qualify, give us a call at 471-6776.