Job title: Owner & Principal
Company: Hammond Design
Location of Headquarters: Andover, MA
Years with Current Company: 17
Years as a BRAGB Member: 1
Hometown: Andover, MA
Family: husband John, almost 12 year old daughter Iris, dog Penny, cat Freida
College Attended: Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA
First Job Unrelated to Field: retail clothing sales
First Job in Current Field: showroom assistant at Kravet Seattle
How Did You Get Into the Business: I always had an interest in fine arts and wanted to make a living in the arts. My mom suggested interior design school and as soon as I enrolled I knew it was the right career choice for me. Being able use my creativity, do something different every day, and earn a decent living is a dream job in my book!
What's Your Company's Newest or Most Noteworthy Product or Service: We specialize in custom interior renovation and redecorating projects for busy professionals and their families. Listening carefully and working thoughtfully, we give our clients a home they are proud to share with family and friends.
Keys to Success: Listen, try something new even if it’s outside your comfort zone, mistakes happen — learn from them, delegate, don’t sweat the small stuff, and it’s ok to say no sometimes.
If You Had to Choose a Different Profession, What Would It Be: brain scientist
Are You Involved In Any Other Organizations Besides BRAGB: EM NARI, ASID
What's Something Most People Don't Know About You: I love to play Scrabble
Hobbies: running, yoga, travel, reading, camping, cooking
Favorite TV Show Currently on the Air: Suits
Favorite Sports Team: Not a big sports fan but will watch a Pats game if it’s on
Favorite Novel: The Time Traveler’s Wife
Favorite Film: The Jerk