The founder of Clover Move, Ann Ashby, began her career at a very young age in her family-owned business, Lorenz Boot Shop in Iowa City, Iowa.
In 1973 she started out modeling shoes for the store.
As time went on, Ann worked in the stock room preparing for semi-annual sales and began selling. The clientele ranged from infants to senior citizens from all walks of life.
In 1985, Ann moved to Dallas to finish college at the University of North Texas. She managed a shoe store while finishing college and then went on to work for Easy Spirit Shoes covering four states in the south. Ann managed over 100 independent accounts and facilitated growth in the major department stores such as Dillards, Macy’s, and Lord and Taylor to name a few. In 1992, Ann returned to Iowa to help her father with the store. She purchased the store from her father in 1999.
Lorenz Boot Shop was a fixture in downtown Iowa City for 87 years when it finally closed its doors in 2006.
While it was very hard to close the doors, the knowledge taken away was priceless. Ann had learned so much from…