“When my manager asked me what I wanted to do, I said I want to own this company one day.”
Tell us about yourself.
I’m from Detroit, MI. I just turned 20 years old and I’ve already lived in 5 different states. I was raised by a single mom with my three brothers, and we moved between Michigan, Delaware, Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee.
My work ethic was instilled in me from a young age from watching my mom. She pushed me, so I grew up with hustlers. When I was in school, I borrowed some money from my mom to buy a box of pop, and I sold them in school individually to earn a profit and enough to buy the next box to sell. I don’t like asking for money, so my financial independence has always been really important to me.
I moved to Nashville a year ago for love. Also, I’m goofy and basketball is life.
What do you do at ABLE?
I’m on the Receiving team, so I work in ABLE’s warehouse. I review every shipment that comes in our manufacturing partners for our quality standards, and I operate our electronic lift to store and pull down products.
How did you come to ABLE?
I had just lost my job, so I was working through a temp agency to find something else. I told them I wanted a job where I have the opportunity and actually do something because my abilities go beyond what I had been doing. When they told me about the job at ABLE - a fashion company - I was like “YES!” I wanted to work in fashion growing up. I thought for a while that maybe I’d be a shoe designer (I love shoes) or do some modeling, so it sounded great.
I started polishing leather bags, and I noticed I was always having to ask people to help me with certain tasks, so I asked someone to teach me so I could learn to do everything myself.
What do you like about working at ABLE?
I appreciate that when I got here, I got decent pay and the opportunity to move up right away.
What does your job empower you to do?
Have opportunity. When my manager asked me what I wanted to do, I said I want to own this company one day. I raise my hand for everything. I’m always thinking about what more I can do and how I can expand my resume.
What are you most looking forward to in the next year?
Going back to school. Right now, I’m stuck between a few things. I want to use my brain and talk to people. Nursing, or maybe psychology with an education minor. I want to know what the next generation needs to know and how to teach it to them.