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Growing up in the southwest, where her family goes back many generations, Theresa Drescher started her career in retail in Phoenix. She moved to New York City four months after her first visit and has been in love with the city ever since.
Theresa became a buyer for A&S department store based in Brooklyn, then moved to Macy’s and focused on design and product development where both quickly became her passion. She eventually moved to Avon and became the Director of the $300 million gift and home division and where she honed her experience in sourcing, negotiating, manufacturing, buying, licensing, trend forecasting, design and product development. Her expertise is taking a product from the drawing table to the factory to the selling floor. Her talent is creating designs that become an experience not just a product.
Theresa’s passion for creating product enticed her to start Spider Jim Inc., in 2001 named for her beloved cat; Spider Jim is a designing and consulting company that specializes in new business development, design, product development and marketing. In 2010 Theresa started Pet Posse Presents to combine her passion with her love of animals. Pet Posse Presents offers gift baskets, toys and treats for dogs and cats and a portion of all sales go to grass-roots animal organizations.
In 2001 Theresa and husband Michael started City Santa a non-profit all volunteer organization that takes clothing and necessities to women and children in shelters for domestic violence and families in crisis during the holidays. Throughout the year Theresa volunteers for the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals.
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