Over 17 years professional experience in design, fashion, tailoring, apparel, costuming, retailing, and visual store management. ­Seven years work experience in the airline business as a Team leader and project management with ability to train new employees successfully.  Five years teaching experience as an Adjunct Faculty at the fashion department at Mount Mary University.

 SKILLS                            Excellent organizational, analytical, and communication skills

Knowledge of curriculum design

Ability to travel internationally and adapt easily within multi-cultural environment

 FASHION SKILLS           Excellent skills in fashion- and technical design, flat-patterning, draping, cutting, and good knowledge about

              knitting, crochet-work, embroidery, and experience with leather, fur, and sustainable fashion.

COMPUTER                     Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, Optitex, Assyst, Windows Word, Excel, and Power Point

LANGUAGES                   Bilingual in English and German. Intermediate knowledge in Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese         





Master of Fine Arts in Fashion Design, May 2014

Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Theatre Design/Technology with Emphasis in Costumes, May 2007

University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, Whitewater, WI



Fashion Tailor, Apprenticeship Certificate, Jan. 2000

School for the Garment Industry, Aschaffenburg, Germany

Technical Assistant for the Garment Industry, Apprenticeship Certificate, Jun. 1999

School for the Garment Industry, Aschaffenburg, Germany

Bank Apprenticeship Accountant Certificate, Jun. 1991

Deutsche Bank, Darmstadt, Germany





Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, WI, Sept. 2012 - May 2017    

Designed curriculum and taught classes in fashion department for design and fashion merchandise students        

  • History of Costume        
  • Draping      
  • Tailoring
  • Fashion Boot Camp 
  • Clothing Construction
  • Flat Patternmaking I
  • Flat Patternmaking II



My Fair Lady                                                    Assistant Costume Designer, Director Dorothy Danner, Dec 2015, Skylight Music Theatre

The Skylight Ring                                             Director Daniel Brylow, May 2015 at Skylight Music Theatre

Old Maid and the Thief and Slow Dusk          Director Kurt Ollman, Apr. 2010 at UW-Milwaukee                                     

Anywhere Show                                               Director Laura Stone, Dec. 2009 at UW-Whitewater                                                                             

Herman the Horse,  A Healthy Tale                Director Susan M. Yankee, Apr. 2009 at Skylight Opera Theatre                                    

Orpheus in the Underworld                             Director Kurt Ollman, UW-Milwaukee, Jan. 2009 at Helene Zelazo Theatre



University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Mar. 2004-2007

As You like It                                                     Senior show, May 2007, Director Jim Butchart at UW-Whitewater Barnett Theatre                                                      

The Center Line                                               Student production, Sept. 2006 at UW-Whitewater Hicklin Studio

Dr. Cook’s Garden                                           Summer production, June 2006 at UW-Whitewater Hicklin Studio

Life Sentence                                                   Student production, January 2006 at Kennedy Center/ACTF in Bloomington, Illinois

The Adventures of Peter Rabbit                      Children’s Tour, October 2005 at UW-Barnett Theatre,

and His Friends                                                Certificate of Merit from the Kennedy Center/ACTF, Director “Skip” Grover

Moon Over the Brewery                                   Summer production, Director Angela Iannone at UW-Whitewater Hicklin Studio                                                         

Life Sentence                                                    Student production, March 2005 at UW-W Hicklin Studio

Dances capes 2005                                         Four Dance pieces, Faculty and Student works, March 2005 at Barnett Theatre

Dances capes 2004                                         Two Dance pieces, March 2004 at UW-Whitewater Barnett Theatre



Skylight Musical Theatre, Milwaukee, WI, Aug. 2007 –Jun. 2012

Sewing and alterations of costumes, maintaining costumes, and supervising new wardrobe personnel

for shows like White Christmas, La Traviata, La Boheme, The Producers, and many others



Armory Dinner Theatre, Janesville, WI, Mar. 2009

Guys and Dolls, “Bushel and a Peck” costumes, patterning and sewing of costumes

Madison Repertory Theatre, Madison, WI, Apr. 2008

The Nerd, flat-patterning and sewing of suit



The Fireside, Dinner Theatre, Fort Atkinson, WI, Sep. 2003- Jul. 2007

Sewing and alterations of costumes, cutting, and flat-patterning for the following shows:

A Fireside Christmas 2002-2006, Hello Dolly, Annie Get Your Gun, Annie, I DO! I DO!, Guys and Dolls, Swing on a Star,

Beauty and the Beast, Damn Yankee, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, South Pacific, and others.



Staatstheater Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany,  March 1999

Tailoring in the men’s department, cutting and sewing of men’s pants, making a hat

Fuchs & Schmitt, Aschaffenburg, Germany, Summer 1999

Tailoring and sewing coats in the first cut/sewing department



Side by Side, Darmstadt, Germany, Aug. 1988- Jul. 1989

Assistant Store Manager in jeans retail store

Visual store management experience




PSIA (Professional Ski Instructor of America) - Level I Alpine

The Marcus Corporation, Grand Geneva, Lake Geneva, WI, Nov. 2015- Present

Instructor for children and adults in alpine skiing



Lufthansa German Airlines, Frankfurt, Germany, Aug. 1991- May. 1998

Lead position for a team of 12 customer service agents and training of new representatives

Worked very efficiently in an international environment with high traffic and high demand requirements





 ITAA - International Textile and Apparel Association Member, 2017                  

Connected with other industry colleagues and represented successfully students


 Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders, Boston, MA, Jun. 2016                 

Experienced distinguished and inspiring world leaders in the field of science and technology


Optitex Symposium at Target, Inc., April 2015

Discussed and was introduced to new development in CAD with Optitex and Target professionals

at Target, Inc. Headquarters, Minneapolis, MN


Nurturing Your Creative Spirit, Paris American Academy, Paris, Jul. 2015

Visited the trend forecasting company Trend Union, couture show of Franck Sorbier, Calais Lace Museum,

Yves Saint Laurent and Balenciaga exhibition. Worked with couture artists on a hat, draping techniques,

and Shibori dying.


Faculty Art Exhibit, Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, WI, Mar. 2015 and Mar. 2017

Showcased a Civil War Dress and an evening dress for fall 2015

Exhibited a wearable art piece "Thorn skirt",  gesso, acrylic, charcoal, and pastels on tar paper, Mar. 2017  


Work Measurement MTM System Certificate, 1999





ITAA invitation to design exhibit as mentor for student's outstanding dress, 2017

ITAA conference, St. Petersburg, FL


Nomination to 2015 - 2016 Mount Mary University Teaching Excellence Award for part- time faculty

Mount Mary University, Milwaukee


 Invitation to showcase portfolio at Annual Graduation Fashion Show, May 2014

Academy of Art, San Francisco


 Honor Roll and Dean’s list 2003 - 2007

College of Arts & Communication, UW- Whitewater, WI


 Undergraduate Research Day 2006

Design of Children’s tour for The Adventures of Peter Rabbit and His Friends, UW-Whitewater, WI



Gene and Anne Wilson Endowed Theater Scholarship, UW-Whitewater, 2004-2007

Wynett Barnett Theatre Scholarship, UW-Whitewater, 2005-2006

Theater/Dance Design Scholarship, UW-Whitewater, 2006-2007


 Certificate of Merit from the Kennedy Center/American College Theate Festival (KC/ACTF) in Costume Design, 2005

The Adventures of Peter Rabbit and His Friends