Mary ReddenInventory Control Specialist
Born in Chicago, Mary grew up in Palos Park. Although she started her college career at Ohio State University on a volleyball scholarship, she eventually transferred back home to attend college at UIC where she studied Medieval European History. During that time, she began taking classes at Harrington College of Design to pursue her interest in interiors. There, she found her passion and took a leap of faith to pursue her love for floral and design. She grew up in a family business that fabricated custom window treatments and after college started her own small wholesale business which specialized in custom drapery, wall coverings and soft goods. After attending a large scale event with beautiful decor, she knew that the event floral space was where she wanted to be! Mary went on to hold several positions in the Wedding and Floral Industries — mostly recently as a General Manager of Weddings and Events for an event company in Chicago.
She is thrilled to explore and grow in this industry and delighted to be a part of team HMR!
- What do you like most about your role at HMR? Each day brings new opportunities to learn from the best professionals in the industry. The talent of the HMR team is inspiring! My position also allows me to explore and nurture my love of interior decor and furnishings so it doesn't feel like work at all.
- What inspires you? I am constantly inspired by my kiddos. They always remind me how to live in the moment and greet each day with excitement and joy!
- Where do you find inspiration outside of work? I enjoy gardening and working on home decor projects even if it is something I have no business doing like re-tiling a bathroom floor.
- What brings you joy? I find the most joy in hearing my kids laugh; like really deep belly laughs. It's the best! I also find joy in triple cream brie cheese but my kids lost in their laughter definitely wins out.