About the Founder / Director

Toni Lynn Jones

 

Toni is a former graduate of The Jaclyn Smith Studio School of Modeling and Advanced Modeling.  She spent many years in runway, mannequin and live promotional modeling making several commercial and television appearances. She also competed and held pageant titles in her state and hometown. 

Toni was accepted into the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY where she received two degrees in Fashion Buying and Merchandising and Textile Development and Marketing.  

 

After graduation, Toni began her career in the fashion and apparel industry as Director of Marketing for a prominent research firm in New York City.  She also spent time as Independent Marketing and Research Consultant contracted by some of the leading textile and apparel manufacturers in the industry. 

 

She has resided back in her hometown of Barboursville, WV for the past 25 years. Her career has been in sales, marketing and corporate training for International and Fortune 5 companies.   

 

Toni is a Certified Etiquette Consultant and member of the International Association of Professional Etiquette Consultants.  Toni offers training in all areas of etiquette including fine and casual dining, social, corporate, communication, and children's etiquette.  

 

Toni’s mission and the goal of First Impressions is to to provide a venue that may inspire self-confidence and to teach the art of grace, good manners and poise.