I've been in the toy industry for ten years and have been a member of ASTRA for seven years. I joined Haywire in 2006, as a part-time employee with Mother's hours and feel lucky in that I started with Haywire while the company was in its infancy. My role has grown as the company has grown and it has been a great experience. With ASTRA, I have served as Chair of the Marketplace & Academy Planning Committee and as a member of multiple subcommittees under the Planning Committee, including the Breakout Session Sub-Committee. I am also co-chair of the New England Chapter of Women In Toys.