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Director of Marketing & Business Development

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Tell us about your role at TRI:

From daily tasks and objectives to big-picture thinking, my role is a fundamental “glue” that brings together sales, business development, purchasing, compliance, and technology. I’m at my best when I can bring my creativity and intrigue together with my eye for efficiencies, structure, and processes to solve problems and make us better every day.

My role at TRI allows me the flexibility to cover a lot of ground day to day and cross over departments. Having this experience allows me to deliver marketing objectives and center TRI’s brand around what we do best. As the Director of Marketing & Business Development, my goals are to develop and deliver a marketing plan, manage our corporate brand strategy, and increase our marketplace through campaigns and exposure.

About your education or experience:

I graduated with a BA in Marketing from Seattle University and worked various roles in retail throughout my youth before moving into personal banking for 3 years.

I joined TRI in March of 2005 as an Operations Assistant and quickly moved into a full-time Customer Service Representative role where I learned the daily operations of the import/export business. One year later I moved up to Sales Assistant, where I supported the sales and management teams and developed a formal TRI marketing and sample program. In 2007, I proudly transitioned that role into a full-scale Marketing role and department that continues to grow through the present.

What sort of hobbies do you have?

Generally, all things outdoors, if possible, on or near water such as lakes, rivers, or ocean beaches. I spend most of my free time hiking, kayaking/canoeing, or fishing (learning how fly fish since Nov 2018 and loving it!). When not outdoors, I enjoy cooking, crafting and spending quality time with loved ones.

What is your favorite thing about working at TRI?

We are like a family – relationships and friendships, people I can trust and enjoy working with day to day.

What would you like people to know about you?

Fun facts:

  • I miss fastpitch – 2004 All-American Fastpitch Softball Pitcher, 2004 Female Athlete of the Year for SU and 2004 Pitcher of the Year for the GNAC. Retired from coaching cir. 2017.
  • 9 times out of 10, if you get in my car, rap music will be playing.
  • I am from Dallas, TX.
  • I have a black Standard Poodle, named Rupert Liam Krausenhund.
  • I volunteer with the Washington Trails Association (WTA) and the Pacific Crest Trails Association (PCTA), both administrative and outdoor trail preservation.

Other than appearance, what is the first thing that people notice about you?

I can’t sit still. Ever. Not 100% true, but I am always up and down and on the move.

List your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Books?

Podcasts: Hidden Brain, Stuff You Should Know; Dumb People Town

What three traits define you?

Initiative, Inquisitive, Generous

What advice would you give your younger-self if you met you as a kid?

Save more money, sooner… you don’t need that pair of shoes. Take your TV out of your bedroom. Listen to your Spanish teacher.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

Speak any language. Understand and practice marine biology. Fly.

Major Stocking Points

Port of import

  • Chicago, IL
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Hanahan, SC
  • Houston, TX
  • Little Rock, AK
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Morrisville, PA
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Oakland, CA
  • Portland, OR
  • Savannah, GA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Tampa, FL
  • Vancouver, British Columbia

Main Sourcing

  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • South Africa
  • South America
  • Spain

Regional Office

  • Flourtown, PA
  • Greenville, SC
  • Nacogdoches, TX
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Shanghai, China
  • Southampton, NJ
  • St. Charles, IL
  • Oakland, CA
  • Noblesville, IN

Import Point

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Houston, TX
  • Little Rock, AK
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • Mobile, AL
  • Morgantown, WV
  • Morrisville, PA
  • Newark, NJ
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Oakland, CA
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Savannah, GA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Simpsonville, SC
  • Tampa, FL
  • Vancouver, British Columbia

Custom Blending Facility

  • Bensenville, IL

Additional Sourcing Points

  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • South Africa
  • South America
  • Spain