This week The Material Collective turns five. The hard work of establishing a sales agency and building a business has been both humbling and rewarding. I love what I do and appreciate everyone along the way that has helped me grow as a professional, a leader, a working mother and wife. I could not be where I am today without the support of the design community, the manufacturers I've represented both past and present, my family and friends. A special "thank you" to my husband who continued to believe in me and my business even when I had nothing to show for my efforts some months. How appropriate for him to surprise me with a company sign for my office this Christmas, as wood is the traditional gift for your 5th anniversary. Cheers!