I recently joined Saf-T-Swim as Vice President, having previously spent 25 years as an Operations Executive in retail and consumer goods companies. I am excited about joining Saf-T-Swim, whose 35 year mission of teaching kids life-saving skills, and whose dedicated Instructors and staff, many who learned as kids to swim at Saf-T-Swim, are passionate about making a difference in their student’s lives every day. At Barnes & Noble I worked closely with K-12 Schools, providing educational in-store programs, fundraising, and book drives. I also volunteered as a mentor in a program for underprivileged kids. Through that experience I realized the importance of supporting our kids by building their confidence and giving them the skills necessary to navigate an ever-changing, competitive world. Experience at top notch retailers enabled me to deliver sustainable results across key performance areas and become adept in overseeing a wide variety of operational responsibilities focused on delivering outstanding customer service and optimizing employee development and performance. I received my MBA from Pepperdine and BA from the University of California, Los Angeles. When not traveling to my favorite cities in Mexico, Europe and across the U.S., I enjoy volunteering, spending time with my husband, Randy, sailing, gardening, and swimming!