My name is Jordan Lemke. I am a 21 year old senior at Ohio University majoring in Retail Merchandising Fashion Product Development with minors in Communication and Marketing. I grew up in a small town near Akron, OH called Clinton. I have worked at a number of retail stores including Victoria's Secret, Abercrombie and Fitch and Aerie. I enjoy working in a fast paced work environment and helping shoppers find clothes that they fall in love with and wear forever. The summer of 2013 I moved Corolla, NC; an island off the North Carolina coast. What used to be a frequent vacation location for my family and I became a town that will forever hold a special place in my soul. I became keyholder at a chain shop called Kitty Hawk Kites. Our merchandise ranged from apparel from the Life Is Good brand, surf brands such as Roxy, Reef, Quiksilver, Sanuks, Billabong and Hurley to toys, surf boards, shoes and more. The returning summer I moved from Kitty Hawk Kites to a small bathing suit shop called Birthday Suits. I really fell in love with working for a small local retailer. There are only three Birthday Suits total on the Outer Banks so all the girls I worked with weren't only my co-workers but my friends as well. Being surrounded by sunshine and sand and having the ocean a five minute walk away can really change someone's life forever, my outlook on life went from negative to positive and continues to every day. Being 13 hours away from home gave me the opportunity to mature and become independent and develop a sense of who I really am. After college I plan to take my passion for apparel and accessories to the coast and live a life full of happiness and self-fulfillment.