For several years my professional background had been centered around the federal government. However, fashion has always been a great love of mine. I have been the go to for my family, friends, and colleagues when in need of style advice. In 2007 I attempted to become a freelance personal stylist and started to dibble and dabble in the fashion industry. I quickly found out I needed a little more education when it came to being a stylist. I enrolled in the Fashion Retail Management program at the Art Institute of Washington. There I was able to hone my skills and get a true feel for the fashion industry. With that knowledge and continuing my education at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York and the School of Style stylist programs I launched my career.