Which is why, as we turn 50 this year, it only seems appropriate to celebrate our people. The people who have not only made their mark on FRCH, but those who have been transformed by FRCH in the process. Happy Anniversary FRCH!
Title: Vice President, Large Format Studio Leader
1. How long have you been at FRCH?
Long answer to a short question…
- Started in 1983
- 1989-1994 – Took a 5-year maternity leave
- 1994-2001 – Worked part-time
- Fulltime since 2001
2. What has been your favorite FRCH project you’ve been involved in, and why?
Since Field and Stream was on Jim’s list, I will go with Dick’s Sporting Goods project. As a brand, it felt like we took them from “A to Z” with their first prototype store, in Columbia MD. We were very hands-on and immersed in the project, including helping to merchandise the store for the grand opening, and I still feel a sense of ownership when I look at Dick’s overall success. The Columbia store was built in 1997.
3. What was your favorite FRCH Social Event and why?
I should say Keeneland (the first trip was my idea, after all!) but I am going to go with the annual Christmas party. I absolutely LOVE seeing everyone’s families in the office, and especially watching all of the kids grow up through the years.
4. What is your funniest FRCH Memory?
It involves a limousine, plenty of cocktails, and a day trip to Red Rock Casino outside of Vegas. If you have questions, ask Paul, Kristi W., Scott, or Robyn.
5. What is your biggest hope for the future of FRCH?
My hope is that for many of the people here today, FRCH will prove to be a place to have a long and successful career. When looking for images to accompany this post, I realized that instead of showing old photos of great FRCH parties, I really wanted to show my kids growing up. FRCH allowed me to be flexible to meet the needs of my family, and I am thankful for that.
I had been working here for 4 years when my first child was born, and he is now 30. Ouch.