Aimee Garay has been in sales, marketing, and customer service most of her life. Raised by entrepreneurial parents in Western PA, she gained her first retail experience in the family general store. There she established a strong work ethic and a commitment to customer service and satisfaction. She later gained additional retail experience in the clothing industry and in direct sales in the food and beverage industry.
Aimee received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a focus in marketing from the University of Pittsburgh (PA). As an undergrad, she earned a scholarship for the Semester at Sea world voyage, traveling for 3.5 months to 10 countries. Aimee then earned a Master of Arts in Teaching degree at the University of Pittsburgh. She taught in the Pittsburgh Public School District and in the Brevard County (FL) Public School District, spending approximately 11 years in education. In 2001, Aimee was the Teacher of the Year at Madison Middle School in Titusville, FL.
Aimee also has seven years’ experience as a program manager with Goodwill Industries. There she served as a liaison between business and education to promote career and postsecondary education for K-12 students. She has served on steering committees of several Chambers of Commerce and has considerable experience with event planning. She enjoys connecting people and resources.
Aimee lives near Bradenton, FL. She came to EverywhereUGO in early 2017. Aimee’s hobbies include travel, cooking, and attending live music performances.