Meet Nicole Carruth, one of Versatile’s new Sales Assistants. She has a degree in Interior Design from Portland Community College and previously studied art. Professionally, she has a background in retail and the service industry.
You’ve been brought on as one of Versatile’s first-ever Sales Assistants. Tell us about what your areas of responsibility will be.
Nicole Carruth: As a Sales Assistant, my basic responsibility will be to format sales quotes and estimates; I am also here to support the Sales Team whenever other needs come up. I’m excited to grow in this position and I look forward to discovering what defines the role of Sales Assistant in the future.
You have a background in interior design and showroom sales. What aspects of Versatile’s work and process are most similar to your previous work? What’s the most different?
Nicole Carruth: The aspects that are most similar to my previous work are things like writing specifications and researching materials. The thing that is most different is that I’m working in a sales department that isn’t storefront retail, which is refreshing.
What inspires you about custom manufacture?
Nicole Carruth: Custom manufacture is unique and somewhat of an art form in modern society; and I have the privilege of contributing to that.
Describe one of your favorite past projects. What were the challenges? What were some of the features that made it memorable?
Nicole Carruth: Most of the projects I’ve worked on have their own set of challenges. I can’t single one out, but I know that I’ve learned a great deal from all of them, and that’s the most important thing to me.
What are the top 3 things on your “bucket list?”
Nicole Carruth: I don’t know about three, but I definitely want to visit Spain someday.