1. How and when did you get your start in the tanning industry?
My first job was working at a very small salon where I had faithfully tanned. I was 18 and at the time, I knew nothing about the tanning industry. After that salon closed, I went on to work at two others. Both taught me lots of knowledge on UV light and how to properly sell tanning packages, as well as products. They both focused on the specific product ingredients and functions. Those jobs opened my eyes to the world of tanning and skincare and I’ve been intrigued with it ever since.
2. At a party, where can you be found?
That’s easy: anywhere the snacks are! (haha) I am the world’s biggest snacker – I eat pretty much every hour. When I’m on a work trip, my boss Lisa (Saavedra) will text my coworker to make sure I am fed.
3. What is one of your pet peeves?
Oh boy, there are a few: I absolutely cannot stand drivers who do not use a blinker – I’ve been in nearly a handful of accidents because someone went to switch lanes and nearly drove me off the road! Also, people who chew with their mouth open; when someone knows they’re in the wrong but refuses to apologize; those who are not open-minded and only value their own opinions, leaving you to feel like your input is not valid.
4. If they made an action figure of you, what two accessories would it come with?
Our Selfie sunless mousse products – you will never ever catch me without a sunless tan! And, my Apple Watch. I truly do not know how accurate they are; however, I love trying to reach 10,000 steps a day as well as being able to track my workouts.
5. What is one of the most unusual foods you’ve ever eaten? Did you like it?
In September my mom, brother and I went to Chicago and had dinner one night at a taco place. There were infinite taco options so we just ordered a ton for the table, and one was made of cow’s tongue. Personally, I didn’t mind the taste, I just did not like the consistency. You could literally see the grooves of a tongue, which kind of freaked me out.
6. Do you have a favorite family holiday tradition?
One thing we have done every year for as long as I can remember is Black Friday shopping. When I was younger, the stores would open at 4 or 5am on Friday after Thanksgiving and my parents would wake us so early, just so we could get to the stores on time to see all of the deals. My dad always made sure we were one of the first few people in the line outside the store (haha)! I used to get so excited about going, I would practically pull an all-nighter!
7. What song will always get you out on the dance floor?
Hmmm … many songs will get me out on the dance floor but probably, Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody!”
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