After 2 weeks away I have returned to a 'changing of the guard' (knowledge that I was privy to...but chose to deny.) We have bid farewell to not one but two key players from our infrastructure...and they devastated us by leaving on the same day...a cruel twist of fate.
Actually, we wish them so well. They are on to pastures as green as glassybaby. Kobi our treasured shipping agent has enrolled in and is attending college. Knowing the vast real estate of his mind...he is sure to blaze an intellectual, musical trail unsurpassed. Kobi, thank you for tracking packages, writing customer service emails, unparalleled in charm. Thank you for boxing and filling order upon order. Our solemn vow: we will only use the ribbon scissors for cutting ribbon. You are missed.
And then, speaking of great brains, the real estate therein, and accomplishment...Elisa Pupko our Office Manager has transplanted to none other than New York City. We know that in a 'New York minute' she will be starring on Broadway (she is a thespian by passion.) She left a trail of excellence here...all of the Office Management details done to perfection. Her organizational skills righted our new Madrona ship. I now know exactly where the post-its are and we all have in boxes. Elisa...you are missed.
Like with any great 'changing of the guard'...the torch has been passed. We have three new stellar additions. Celia in Sales (and much, much more.) She was perfect in the first five minutes. Hopefully you will have the pleasure of meeting her in the store...she is positivity incarnate and an amazing colorist.
Katelyn, a Senior at UW, has joined us as a marketing intern and sales agent. Again, great energy comes our way. She has folded into our mix so effortlessly. We are thrilled. Welcome Katelyn.
And finally we have wonderful Kim who will take on both shipping and the Office Management duties. After her first day...I am convinced that she is bionic. Welcome Kim.
Until Next Time, Nicola