"A twist of fate" doesn't even begin to describe how the opportunity to own Broadway Paper came about. Having grown up in the Milwaukee area, but leaving for many years to experience the world and further my education, I never imagined myself ending up back in my home town. After some unexpected turn of events, a temporary return "home", turned into the biggest opportunity of my life.
Looking for "just a job", and wanting to be a part of Broadway Paper, I accepted the shipping & receiving position. After a short time of heavy lifting and opening hundreds of boxes, I found myself wondering why I accepted this position. Something inside of me told me to stay, and I'm glad I did!
Working in the receiving position gave me the inside scoop of all the inter-workings of Broadway Paper. With that, came knowing the previous owner was in search of a new owner. As we grew closer, we both realized my future was not in shipping & receiving, but I had no idea it would be as the owner!
When people would ask what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always said "When I'm fifty, I want to own my own stationery store." With knowing the situation at Broadway Paper, I questioned "Why fifty, why not now?" Searching to live my life for myself, I decided now is the perfect time.