One morning meeting, we realized that when it comes to our favorite brands, we don’t know much beyond the product, and that's something we wanted to work towards changing. So we’re introducing each team member as a way to get to know us all a little better. This week, meet Courtney: our Head of Fulfillment and owner of our office dog, Frida.
Position: Fulfillment & Logistics Director
Started: July 2016
What do you do at Vrai and Oro?
My title is Fulfillment and Logistics Director. I make sure our jewelers are busy making beautiful things and I manage the powerhouse team that gets your lovely jewelry from our office into your hot little hands.
Where are you from?
I come from a family of suburban nomads, moving every 2-3 years. Most notably: Boston, San Diego and South Florida.
If you weren’t here, where would you be?
Ideally, en route via train to a place I’ve yet to explore, possibly Chiang Mai or the Maramures in Romania. Realistically, I’m sitting in the me-shaped divet on my couch with my dog curled up next to me.
Paint us a picture of your ideal Sunday (mentally, of course).
Picture this...70ºF, sunny. The house is clean, the dog is walked, so I go shopping, hitting up a flea market or a used furniture shop. I find bargains on beautiful things that do not need repair. At noon, I do my weekly Facetime with my parents. After my massage, I nap soundly before ordering a Thai curry, which I eat on the couch while watching stand-up specials on Netflix. Yes, I am insufferable.
What’s currently inspiring you?
The decorative arts and handcrafts of Eastern Europe, specifically Transylvania and Ukraine, the miniature art gallery/dollhouse I’m working on at home, Aziz Ansari’s Master of None, anything Sia does.
What does your desk look like?
No one is fact-checking this, right? Yeah, my desk is very organized and tidy. Definitely not covered in scraps of paper, bits of jewelry, loose diamonds, and a dozen pads of post-its. I am not a hoarder of office pens.
Where’s your go-to spot for a morning pick me up?
Tierra Mia on S. Spring Street in DTLA--they are so nice! But really I like it best when Alyssa makes me coffee at the office.
If you could summarize your day to day in one emoji, what would it be?
👍, because I am quite agreeable
Vrai and Oro is based around three key values (quality, simplicity, transparency). What are your personal key values?
Sarcasm, Thoroughness, and Dogs
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