I started with Room & Board in September of 2011 after being a loyal customer for many years. I began at the SoHo store and moved to the Chelsea location when it opened its doors in December of 2014. As a three-day Design Associate, my primary focus is being on the sales floor, but I also write the daily minutes for Saturday. While the minutes can be looked at as rather dry at times, I do my best to infuse them with fun factoids like the birthdays of 1970s and 80s sitcom stars or an interesting event in history that happened on that day.
Prior to joining Room & Board, I spent most of my energy pursuing an acting career and waiting tables. This allowed me to work on many films and television shows and do musicals around the country as well as hone my restaurant skills in such a fine manner that I started a blog about it. I still write the blog about the restaurant industry and it has led to many TV appearances and has even been picked up by a publisher, which means my first book will be released in the spring of 2016.
What I like best about working at Room & Board is that the job allows me to be surrounded by co-workers that I like very much who are all doing something that we enjoy. Helping people create lovely spaces can be fun and rewarding. Challenging at times, but rewarding nonetheless. I also love the three-day role because it gives me the best of both worlds: the benefits allowed to people who work full-time and also the freedom afforded to those who only work part-time.