I grew up in upstate NY, and even as a young girl I loved shoes. I must have owned at least four pairs of the original jelly shoes that were all the rage. When I was a young teenager I started working for Endicott Johnson Shoes. I soon became a manager and spent five years working in the retail shoe industry.
Then life took its twists and turns as it inevitably does and I spent the next chapter of my life traveling. After settling down in Ashland, I was looking for work. Village Shoes was hiring for a sales associate and I knew I could do the job. Little did I know then that five years later I would own and operate this fabulous shoe store I’ve grown to love so much. I bought Village Shoes at the end of 2009 and haven’t looked back since.
What a joy it is to showcase such beautiful, handcrafted leather goods. I love the feeling when I find something totally awesome and outrageous. I like to keep pushing the edge with what we can bring to our customers.
I love what I do and the freedom of owning my own small business. It means I can create a work environment I like best. A workplace that is full of teamwork, creativity, beauty, design and well made products the customer can be proud to purchase.