Traci has been in sales for many years, most recently in on-premise sales (part-time on weekends to learn and gain more exposure) and a Business Development Manager/Consultant selling closed captioning and media services to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. She called on local and National television stations throughout the United States. Traci also worked at the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, where she sold memberships, sponsorships, and facilitated networking meetings. She got to meet interesting people, including the Governor of Georgia. She called on small, medium and large-sized business around the greater Atlanta area, everybody from C-level executives to body shops. Traci also was a manager for a team of 90 employees and developed and ran a recruitment and training program and took it from its infancy to full stage. She worked in the restaurant industry for 12 years, the gift card industry (Giftcards.com) in business development, and has retail (Williams Sonoma), and industrial sales experience. Traci started working at the age of 12, is single, relocatable, and ready to bring her unparalleled work ethic, drive, and determination to your company.
Traci attended the State University of New York (SUNY) at Alfred, where she obtained her AAS degree in 1987. She decided to return to school a second time to obtain her BS degree while working full-time and graduated in 2009, getting home at midnight and up at 4:00 a.m. daily for two years. Traci was accepted at The University of Georgia, and her dream is to obtain her Master's Degree from UGA one day in the near future. That future day will come subsequent to her putting her son through Auburn but, until that day, the sky's the limit! Education is no substitute for on-the-job training and learning.
Traci has many hobbies and interests. Her passion is golf, working out at the gym five days a week, tennis, guitar, and writing.
Traci was asked to write a book and had a contract with Harcourt. She also tried to obtain a patent in the 90's. She had a manufacturer ready to go with production when she found out there was a hiccup in the design of the handle on the patent. She ran out of funds trying to pursue her dream and had children, but dreams never die. At some point in time, she will pursue again.