The objective of my apprenticeship was to design costumes for a musical called Runaways, and to prepare for the challenges of a career in the creative industry. I am the Marketing Director for Michael Miller Fabrics, a textile company based in NYC with distribution around the world. I manage three international trade show booths, a process that is very much like a theatrical production. In 2011, I became a published author when I wrote Thread and Bobbin: 21 Simple Sewing Projects for All American Crafts. I attribute my career accomplishments, in part, to the technical skills and determination I learned as an apprentice.