To know if we are kindred spirits, you need to know a bit about me. Ardent Market is not another faceless company—even if I am a little camera shy.
I am known for:
+ Having an eclectic taste in books & music
+ Owning & curating an online retail
+ Martini Friday
My friends know: I own two large dogs—Reggie Love the Rottweiler and Huckleberry the mystery rescue. I have cluttered files full of artists I would like to work with and fonts that I think are dreamy. I have an obsession with well-made hats and collect them often, and I frequently have a playlist forming in my head.
I'll admit: that I tend to purchase many greeting cards that I rarely remember to send, but writing notes for orders gives me life. I have trouble saying no when a friend needs some help with their business or a pep talk before a big meeting. And, I will inevitably find a taco on the menu—if a restaurant doesn't have tacos, I don't know what I'm doing there.
My favorite part: of AM (besides the research + making connections with creatives) is the photography. The best part of the workweek is behind the camera, with endless sunshine and an upbeat playlist. (The dogs like it too!)
When I was younger, I wanted to be a psychologist, writer, store owner, travel blogger, and maybe an Airbnb host. I was going through a little bit of a career identity crisis when my dad passed away in 2014. It felt like time stopped, and so did any career-life decisions while my family and I navigated the unexpected loss.
In 2017, after my favorite job/shop closed its doors and I decided to leave school (with a double major—because nerd), I packed up my little car and traveled the USA on a solo cross-country road trip.