Wish You Were Here

Apr 10th, 2013

This week I’m getting the closest I’ll get to a Spring Break probably until I retire. I have the pleasure of spending the whole week in sunny Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota, Fla. How did I get so lucky? Well, the industries I serve offered me a grand opportunity to get away for four days. […]

New Beginnings

Dec 20th, 2012

It’s important for a business to stay in tune with its customers’ needs. I’m sure many of you are thinking about how you can better serve your clients in the coming year. Window Film magazine is also thinking along these lines. When I took over as editor of Window Film my first thought was about […]

A Change in Direction

Nov 2nd, 2012

As my first SEMA Show wraps up today, I’ve noticed some trends in the industry. After walking the show floor and speaking to a variety of vendors, I noticed three market movements that I think will influence the direction of window film. My first prediction is a bold one. After watching the many wrap demos […]

Always Learning

Oct 25th, 2012

As I continue to become more familiar with the window film industry, I like what I see. After attending this past International Window Film Conference (IWFC) and Tint-Off in Louisville, Ky., I am very excited for the upcoming SEMA Show next week. Attending the IWFC provided me the chance to meet some of you as […]

The Times They Are A-Changin’

Aug 30th, 2012

I am a diehard Indianapolis Colts fan. My dad was born and raised in Baltimore and has followed the team since he was a child (even though they left us for Indy…). When I found out a few months ago that Peyton Manning was being traded to the Denver Broncos, I won’t lie, I was […]

And the Thunder Rolls

Jul 5th, 2012

“What’s that sound?” I said. “It’s just the wind,” responded my husband. “No seriously that sounds bad,” I argued. “Katie, why do storms freak you out so badly?” he (offensively) questioned me. Well, for the record, the storm that freaked me out tossed trees into houses, disrupted power for millions of people and have left […]


May 24th, 2012

The day is quickly approaching when the majority of American citizens receive a day off from work and make plans to barbeque, run through sprinklers and break out their summer wardrobes. Memorial Day has become the unofficial start of summer and a day for grilling and fresh summer foods. For many Americans this day doesn’t get […]

The Arrival of Black Betty

Apr 12th, 2012

For any of you that travel a commute to work you know what an SUV or a truck can do to your bank account in terms of gas. My husband travels 60 miles to base (where he is a military police officer) and 60 miles back home every weekday. While deployed a few years back […]

Nawlins, Dahlin!

Mar 1st, 2012

I was pretty excited when I found out I would get to make my very first trip to the Big Easy in February. I have to say, the city charmed me. I was drawn into the unique architecture and decorative nature of the buildings. I ate king cake and checked out the sites at Bourbon […]

Change, Meet My Friend Denial

Feb 2nd, 2012

I wouldn’t say I despise change, but I certainly am the type of person who needs time to adjust. This has become clear to me this week as I avoided SportsCenter and tried to ignore all news stories pertaining to one person in particular. You see, I am a big Peyton Manning fan. I graduated […]