Chair, The Old Kerr Nursery Association
Recently retired, Miki brings more than thirty years of increasingly responsible experience in leadership, planning, budgeting, operations, corporate services, purchasing, real estate and store design/construction for nationwide retailers and suppliers. In June 2010 Miki became President of Yolo Colorhouse, a national company headquartered in Portland specializing in environmentally friendly designer paints. As President of YOLO Colorhouse, Miki negotiated large contracts with The Home Depot, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Amazon.com and independent green dealer stores throughout North America. Her previous position was VP, Channel Management with Sears handling all retail and online sales for the $4B Tools, Paint, Lawn & Garden categories. From 1996-2006 she held various senior leadership positions with The Discovery Channel Store, part of the global Discovery Communications organization. During the 8os and early 90s she was Director of Global Purchasing, Store Construction and Environmental Affairs with Starbucks during their huge growth from 40 stores to 3,000 stores and experienced their IPO. In the 70s, Miki was Senior Director of National Accounts with Canover Industries, a national consumer products company and supplier to large retailers. Miki has served on various retail boards and as an appointed board member to The Bonneville Administration Board in the 70s was instrumental in developing their strategy for water conservation in Washington State. In 2010 she was recruited to the TOKNA Leadership Committee as an advisor and contributed her expertise in developing TOKNA's business plan.