What is your title/role within your company?
I am the Western Regional Sales Manager for Next Level Apparel and work with a fantastic group of reps. We are in the field to support the market and make sure as many people as possible can see and feel our products. The goal is simple, but powerful… create a favorite tee from superior fabrics in an assortment of sizes that is worthy of your message or design, eliminating the notion of the disposable garment.
What do you like best about your company?
Next Level Apparel has some of the softest fabrics, even after they have been run through my primitive laundering style. I’m not sure how we do it, but it is part of the secret of the brand and why many of you are using it for your projects already. If you aren’t already using us, you really should try Next Level Apparel. You will see, when you look through our product offering, that Next Level Apparel is an inclusive brand, with style options for so many personalities. As a mature woman, at least in years, I really appreciate that I can find fashionable styles that are comfortable. The only downside to how fantastic our offering is would be the increased number of shirts my family now owns. The inclusive feeling of the company and the product we offer is one thing I really like about Next Level Apparel.
How were you introduced to the promotional products industry?
Twelve years ago, I was saved from being the victim of a company downsize when I was offered to interview for a segment of business I did not even realize existed in the corporation I was working for, promotional t-shirts. I owned a few, but never thought about the industry behind the promotional items. What a fun change in pace with a fantastic crossover into so many various businesses. I had the branded products and now I was working in the industry that created them. What a creative industry, finding new segments of business to support with swag. I mean, who doesn’t love swag!
If you had to pick one, what is your favorite promotional product?
T-shirts, of course! Although I prefer the t-shirts I can wear over and over. Always disappointed to see the event shirts from my kids that sit in the drawer, never to be worn again. If only those school events and sporting clubs had given us better shirts, we would be showing them off. I also have lotion, lip balms, chip bags, stickers, phone cases, cups, photos printed on glass and metal, key chains, and so many pens. Each of those logoed items remind me of a place or company or person, which is absolutely the goal of our promotional products industry.
Tell us something about you that most people may not know.
That would be a very long list because I do not post on social media, so I am a bit of a mystery.