Q: Who or What has shaped who you are?
A: My Mom is an upholster and both of my parents were entrepreneurs so I have definitely picked up their spirit and work ethics. I as most are, is a product of my surroundings. There have been so many family members, friends and colleagues that I have absorbed knowledge, help and love from over the years, that it has definitely informed who I am today. I believe we are always changing and evolving though there is no end point.
Q: What matters most to you as you think about FFABB?
A: Of course I will always care about quality, craft and the products we are putting onto the planet but I have a strong pull towards the heartbeat. Making furniture is something I know how to do well and it is a catalyst to be able to make people happy in the place they call home.
Q: What would your best friend say they like least about you?
A: I work too much and am terrible at replying to text messages!
Q: What are your top two favorite work memories?
A: 1) The whole “Project Get This Chair to Lady Gaga” was an absolute blast and a feel good story, even if the mission didn't have the outcome I had hoped for initially. It ended up being so much more. The trip to London to Meet Ray Brown Designs because of it is a definite mention.
2) I used to create staff music videos, film and edit them just for fun. Nothing makes our Christmas staff parties more fun than watching them on a slide show. I have oldies where Najeeb and I look like babies in our early 20’s that we get a kick out of.
Q: In an ideal world, where money isn’t an issue, what do you see yourself doing?
A: That would be wonderful! I would definitely be sharing my resources but what excites me the most is Real Estate, Building/Renovating Dwellings and helping Small Businesses grow.
Q: What is a lesson you learned from the process of creating FFABB that you still use?
A: You will know your path by the fun of it. It is the compass of my decision making and was a big component in creating FFABB.
Q: Would you rather be rich or would you rather be a king?
A: A queen of course! No but honestly just Rich in Love and Laughter which I already am and I am a happy person.