Manger & Buyer at Roanoke Trading Company & Denton Trading Company
My name is Laura Lake. I am from Roanoke, Texas. I am the manger and buyer for Roanoke Trading Company and Denton Trading Company. I graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2012 with a degree in Human Environmental Science. I chose a degree path that wouldn’t limit me to anything. I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to own a business of my own one day. My grandfather and my father, both started and ran their own businesses and they are my inspiration! I also love to decorate and help people think outside the box when they are wanting to update or create a new space in their homes. Luckily, working at the store allows me to do just that! The other aspect of the job is buying for the store. I love being a buyer! It can be overwhelming at times because there is SO much to see, but it is so fulfilling when I see the things I have purchased for the store sell! I am reassured that I hit the mark! It’s a great feeling! I am so blessed to work for someone who trusts me and allows me to run her stores as if they were my own. I live by the motto “Don’t stop until your proud.” I know what my best looks like and if I’m not proud of it, then I’ll keep going until I get there!
In my spare time you may find me at an antique mall browsing for unique items. It stirs my creativity. I LOVE paper products. I can sit and look through cards for hours! It is one of my favorite things to buy! I am that person who frames cards just because they are pretty! I also save EVERY card someone gives me!