What do you like to do with your free time?
I love hanging out with friends, listening to music and going to the Gorge.
What did you do in your professional life?
Initially I developed and manufactured medical devices for treating patients with cardiac arrhythmias. Later, I helped create three start-up companies in Germany that designed and produced spinal implants to help treat patients with spinal disc disease.
What brings you joy in your life?
Being with my wife and friends, eating great food and being with happy people. After traveling for most of my career, I take great joy in the simple pleasures of life.
How and when did you first discover Garnish?
I don’t know! It was at least five years ago that I fell in love with Erica and the Garnish Gals!
How has Garnish impacted your style of fashion sense?
Well, I've always loved well designed, stylish clothing so in that sense it wasn’t a major change. However, Erica and her team have certainly expanded my comfort zone which has given me more range in what I enjoy wearing. I’m also delighted that I can support a local business that designs and makes the clothes in Portland, and that Garnish provides support for so many worthwhile causes in our community.
What is your favorite Garnish piece in your current wardrobe? How and where do you like to wear it?
This is like asking which of your children is your favorite! The pieces I wear the most are the stranded leather necklaces (still in stock!). They go with absolutely everything and get compliments constantly. I guess the piece that I fell in love with the moment I saw it was the "Brooke Dress - Great Exit” which was a dress created in conjunction with local artist Jasper York. The dress is an absolute stunner, and I wore it to the Human Rights Campaign national dinner in DC. I felt absolutely radiant.
Was this your first time modeling? How did it feel? Was it easier or harder than you expected?
Yes, this was my first time modeling! It was very exciting, but also quite hectic in creating so many looks quickly. I think it was both harder and easier than I expected — harder to do the actual modeling without looking wooden, but easier because there were so many pictures that at least a few had to be decent!
What piece did you feel best in the you modeled?
The “Art Deco Bess Dress” made me feel fantastic. It fit great, and it felt really fun and flirty. I know I was smiling the whole time I wore it which is always a good sign!
Thanks Jennifer! xoxo
Thanks Jennifer! xoxo