Timbukme2: Newbie Jenn

type/waxed canvas/stripe

My new Medium messenger in type/waxed canvas/stripe

Where did you come from?

I am 100% California grown.  Born in Berzerkeley and schooled in Santa Barbara at the UC.  After working retail in college (selling Timbuk2 at Santa Barbara Outfitters) my first big-girl job was in Sales and Marketing at Horny Toad Activewear.  After several years as a “toadette” and living in Paradise (SB) I packed my bag and left my computer and desk behind to spend most of 2010 and 2011 WWOOFing in New Zealand (volunteer farming).  I moved to the Bay Area in 2012 when my visa and money called me back stateside and am thrilled to have landed here at Timbuk2.

Jenn with Cassie the alpaca on Tally Ho! farm in Raes Junction, New Zealand

What skill are you most proud of?

I can tie a cherry stem in a knot with my tounge.

What bag did you walk in the door with on your first day here?

A large Classic Messenger Bag in army green and tangerine circa 2006.

If you were invited to a potluck tomorrow- what dish would you bring? 

Strawberry rhubarb pie.

What is your wildest dream job real or imagined? 

Phase one:  Innkeeper at East Brothers Light Station.  They rotate the position every two years or so and as the innkeeper you manage the light station and play host to the small bed and breakfast.  Phase two:  owning my own bed and breakfast (location tbd).

What is your favorite song to sing aloud when you are alone in the elevator, the car, or a deep wooded forest?

I should never sing but to myself I sing a lot of mash-ups and/or I make up words to popular songs so that they fit in with whatever I’m doing.  Whenever I turn on a light I can’t help whisper-singing “Blinded by the Light.”  And even though it is SO 2010, I have had the Gaga/Beyonce force “Telephone” in my head for weeks.

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