My story begins working part-time for a local Winn Dixie supermarket. I wanted a full-time position but learned I’d have to relocate to get a more permanent spot. A friend of mine worked here at Stuller, and she told me to apply because they were hiring Christmastime help. I applied 28 years ago, circa 1988. And here I am!
I began in manufacturing as a line worker for seven years, learning everything I could and taking in all there is to know. Then, I moved up into management for the next 17 years, running many work cells. After mastering manufacturing, I sought a change of pace in a different environment. I applied for a sales job, interviewing along with nine others. I got the job! I’ve been in this position as a diamond sales specialist ever since.
My top priority is to grow and maintain nearly 200 customer accounts. I support diamonds sales through phone calls and vital emails that offer them information to help grow their business. I thoroughly enjoy what I do. Interacting with customers and learning all about their business and families is something I’m very passionate about. Every day I strive to answer each phone call with a smile to congratulate customers on their sales and accomplishments.
I stay inspired by providing my customers with the tools they need to satisfy their customers, all while putting smiles on their faces as an added touch. I enjoy maintaining friendships through constant contact and helping them to be successful in all aspects of their business. The proudest hallmark of my career is the opportunity to find ways to meet their needs and wants.
If you don’t know me from diamond sales, perhaps you’ll remember me if you’ve attended Bridge or another Stuller event in Lafayette, I’ve transported many of you, to and from our Global Headquarters. It’s been such a great experience doing this, gaining customer trust as a “racecar driver.”
I treasure every memory I’ve created with my family and friends. I love camping and simply enjoying the great outdoors. Geocaching is an exciting hobby of mine, shown in the leftmost picture above. Fishing has also become one of my favorite pastimes. There’s such serenity out on the water. My favorite camping spots are Chico State Park and Grand Isle, Louisiana. I also like to drop a line in Toledo Bend Reservoir or any pond for that matter. You wouldn’t believe the size of the fish I’ve caught!
Over the years in the jewelry industry, I’ve been amazed at how fast things seem to change. Prices, competition, and proficiency change all the time. In the midst of this, there a few personal morals that remain throughout: show respect and be nice to everyone, pray often, and never stop believing in yourself!