When you were 17, what did you want to be?
I think I saw myself in the fashion industry. I was into art, and I was very interested in fashion, but not so much interested in designing. I’d always liked clothes, and I liked to put things together. I'd heard about being a fashion buyer from someone and I thought that seemed like a pretty fancy job. And I think a lot of it had to do with wanting to get out of Mansfield, Ohio, and that seemed like a good ticket.