I was blessed to have had many interactions with Blake over the 37 years working here at Nordstrom.
The lessons were many and always rewarding.
From the days he walked the floor with me prior to opening Paramus, NJ, to the days he spent with me as a Store Manager, preparing to open Freehold, NJ.
Always available, always insightful, always smiling.

Thank you Blake.
For taking the time to teach me how to become a stronger merchant.
For giving a really young and mouthy New Yorker the opportunity to take on so many roles that were bigger then me.
I hope that I too have left it better then I found it.

With gratitude,

Alison Burckhardt