Hi there! My name is Tessa Ihnen and I am the newest retail and event associate at Hitch Studio!
I am from small town Lake Park, Iowa. When I was 17 years old, I began working at a boutique in Okoboji, Iowa. I fell in love with helping women find the perfect outfit for a night out or simply something they feel beautiful in. After I graduated from high school, I decided to attend South Dakota State University to major in fashion studies and retail merchandising. I am minoring in entrepreneurial studies, which is one reason why I applied at Hitch Studio. Renee and Carrie are very supportive of our dreams. They focus on developing a workplace that we can learn, grow, and gain experiences for our future careers. I have been with Hitch since April 2018; I started out as a wedding associate and have recently begun working in the retail space at the store. After I graduate in May 2020, I am planning on moving to Des Moines, Iowa, to open a women’s clothing boutique. I recently went on a class trip to Las Vegas to visit Zappos headquarters and go to WWD Magic Market. Traveling is something that I look forward to throughout my career in retail. There is so much out there to see and learn! Over the years, I have discovered that I have a passion for meeting new people and working with others. In my free time, I love to cook dinner with my friends, shop, or hunker down with a good book or movie. Lastly, I enjoy walking around outside when the sun is shining!
I can’t wait for you to stop by and see me at the store!