Sue Schmitz—Sales and Merchandising
Hometown: Huntington Beach, California
Current Residence: Cave Creek, Arizona
About Me: I have owned my own retail boutiques for the last 35 years and am very active in the horse show world, competing in the American Quarter Horse Association and the National Reined Cowhorse Association. I have 44 years of experience in the retail industry, making age and experience my credentials. Some of my favorite hobbies include snow skiing and showing reined cowhorses.
Why Kimes Ranch: It fits my lifestyle—I love denim, I show horses, and I love the company culture. My favorite thing about Kimes Ranch is the people!
My Job: I don’t have a typical day! If I’m at home, I’m in the office answering emails, filling orders, and working with our NCEA teams. When I’m on the road, my typical day is working in the retail location I’m scheduled to be at, or trade show or event! Some of the best skills that I bring to my job are relatability to our customers, positive energy, and retail knowledge. One goal I have for my time with Kimes Ranch is to see our product become more mainstream!
My Values: Some of my most important values are honesty, loyalty, and good follow-through. In my professional life, I am most passionate about visiting accounts and seeing the success of our product. I love working directly in the store, educating the consumer about our products, and seeing our products fly off of the shelves!
Favorite Kimes Ranch Product: Right now, it’s the Jennifer jean, but it changes as we bring in new product!