From early on, June Amara, the owner of Creative Window Treatments, was interested in design. She graduated in 1979 with an Associate's degree from the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising in New York City. She then transferred to Marymount College in Tarrytown N.Y., where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Fashion Merchandising. June also studied abroad at the Polytechnic of the South Bank in England.
After graduation, she was hired by Lord and Taylor as an assistant buyer for their Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan. From there, June's career shifted from buying to selling when she became a sales representative for a New Jersey based sweater manufacturer. After five years, the Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation hired June to open and run its Dallas, Texas office. She was with Van Heusen for 10 wonderful years before taking a position with Supreme International, the parent company of Perry Ellis International as a National Sales Manager.
June loved the lifestyle her high powered career afforded her but longed for a simpler life and an opportunity to express more of her design talents. A desire to spend more time with her husband and daughter led June to her future. In early 2000, with support from her husband, June and her family gave up the high stress lifestyle for a simpler one. They sold their home in Plano, Texas and moved to Punta Gorda, Florida where most of her family had retired to years earlier.
With her schooling and experience in fashion, love of people, natural abilities and expertise for decorating, and seamstress talents passed on to her by her mother and numerous sewing classes, June and a partner opened Creative Window Treatments in 2003. Additionally, June currently serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce.