Get to know some of the fantastic people who we have met along our journey!
Introducing: Amy Wozney
Where are you from?
I am originally from a town called Newmarket an hour north of TO.
How long have you been in the industry?
As a rep it’s been 10 years but I started out working in an optical shop customer servicing and selling frames when I was 18 before college.
How did you get into optical sales?
After completing a 3 year fashion design diploma, selling meat door to door, a serving/bar tending gig and 1.5 year stint as an order entry/customer service role for an educational/farming supply company I was thinking “Wow this is not the path I think I should be on”. I looked back and was like I sure enjoyed optical and loved working with sales reps when they came into the shop to show us new stuff. This led me back to my previous boss at the shop. He put a good word in for me at a company that was looking for a sub rep. I got the job! Lucky break! Thanks Matt & Ken!
What brands do you rep?
SALT. optics & MYKITA
What is your favourite frame model?
Ummmmm tough question! There are too many to favour. I will say right now I am a sucker for the SALT. Optical the Chrissie in Black Sand and for Sun the Wilcox in Tropical Flower. As for MYKITA in optical, I love Hedy in Gold or Plum, Sisi in Black/Gold. For Sun right now it’s Alice or Buster in Gold/Jet black.
How many weeks out of the year do you travel?
I am on the road almost every day Mon-Fri but luckily based on where I live get to sleep in my bed more than some reps. I probably spend about 160 days away from home when not running local.
What do you love about the optical world?
It would be the people (optician, frame stylist, optometrist etc.) and the passion that they have for selling cool product to their customers. I admire how well the good shops build an incredible fan base of people that love having multiple pairs of glasses and come back time and time again to build their personal collection. I get to see this first hand at Trunk Shows!
What is an eyewear trend we should watch out for?
More metals and mixed materials.
RAPID FIRE ROUND!
Currently it’s City and Colour…his voice and song writing skills are so deep. I am hooked.
Pizza or tacos:
Well if we’re talking booze then I love all sorts of beer! Non-Alcohol then I would say coffee.
Signature dance move:
“The Elaine” (Seinfeld)
Favourite texting expression:
What’s that? An emoji? If so I still do this one 🙂
Classic black frame or classic tortoise frame?
Classic Tort for me!
What is your prescription?
-3.50 DS and – 3.75 DS
Favourite memory of the G girls
I am going to say Lake Whiteshell AKA The very first Adult Camp G retreat July 2015. I will never forget it!