If you've been hanging around www.modmomfurniture.com lately, you'll notice some changes! And BOY are we excited! We've been talking about the new collections, the new partnerships, and the new web design for a little while but I haven't talked that much about the people behind all of it. And without the people, there is no expansion.
Today, I want to feature my husband, Scott, our VP of Business Development and Design.
I learned this past year that trying to expand without a lot of help was insane and practically impossible. I was still drowning in the day-to-day MMF work that has to be done to keep the business running. Enter my insanely creative husband. As "luck" would have it this past year, he had more time to devote to helping me with the business than ever before in marriage. That is, when he's not doing his own contract work with international tech companies. And lucky for me, he still has time.
Scott is a one of those creative genius types you kinda wanna punch just a tiny bit. He can draw, sing, paint, act, design, and write. In fact, it was a bit of a shock to both of us when I started designing and building furniture because he's always been known as the more artistic one of the two of us. I can sketch like an 5th grader where as he can sketch and it looks amazing. I would always ask his opinions about new toy boxes emerging from my garage workshop and he would agree or disagree and then I would do it my way. Ha! He even helped me design the Bertie Toy Box one summer while he was in between corporate jobs. Over the past six months, he's helped to design new pieces like the Wes Rocker, worked to create partnership opportunities with other very talented artists, helped retool current items, and the list goes on and on. I really can't imagine doing this without him! Funny, because when I was building all of them myself for the first four years, we kept it very separate. Mod Mom was mine. He had his stuff. It worked for both of us back then but recently we've been guided to put our heads together and I'm so happy we are doing just that.
And we haven't killed each other yet!! (Married couples will really understand that, especially those who work together.)
Big thanks to Scott for all he does every single day to make Mod Mom what we know it can be. Turns out Mod Dad and Mod Mom work quite well together. I'm a quick learner...it only took me 5 years to figure that out!
Next post...our VP of Operations, Barry Parsons and Samantha Cobos, our Director of Textile Design!