Shari Waters wrote for About.com (now Dotdash Meredith) for almost six years, covering the retail industry. She has more than 25 years of experience in retail, starting when she agreed to work Saturdays in a sporting goods store for a family friend.
Waters has been a cashier, sales clerk, store manager, and shop owner in various sectors of the retail industry. She has served as a consultant to retailers and small businesses and participated in several retail round-table discussions with the National Association of College Stores.
Waters also has extensive communications and marketing experience and is currently the graphics/web manager for the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.
Waters has an associate's degree in marketing and management from East Georgia State College. She also attended Ogeechee Technical College.
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