I write these posts for Contract Carpet One in Beltsville, Maryland, where I’m the General Manager of Retail Sales. Prior to joining the team here, I ran a very successful showroom in Alexandria, Virginia – Alexandria Carpet One – and focused on everything from moving stock designer wools, hosting CEU courses for interior designers, blowing the doors off the internet presence, and building a fantastic shop-at-home department.
The flooring business has been good to me and I’ve been in it for over twenty years. I absolutely LOVE beautiful floors and even hardwood flooring installed on walls as accent walls.
The University of Maryland at College Park is where I earned my BA in journalism and it was an incredible experience that led to a position as assistant editor and restaurant reviewer for the Washington Diplomat. Yes, reviewing restaurants was a BLAST!!!
After graduating from High School, I joined the Marines and used my GI Bill benefits to pay for that journalism degree. That degree still comes in handy as it did here when I was asked to write guest columns for Floor Covering Weekly magazine:
That particular column deals with my US Green Building Council LEED accreditation. It was incredibly difficult to attain, but it has been worth it.
My favorite podiatrist in the world is Dr. Holly Beck and she takes amazing care of my feet and my kids’ feet.
I speak four languages, have three amazing kids and am truly enjoying life!
And now you know more about “the carpet guy.”