Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Staff Profile - Kara

Update! On July 2 this year (4 weeks early) I had my first baby! A little girl, Charlotte Kate. She is now two months old and we have been having so much fun getting to know her and watching her grow. Being a mom has been the most amazing experience of my life so far and I cherish every moment I have with Charlotte.

The weather has been so hot in Richmond so I can't wait for fall, my favorite time of year in Virginia. Pumpkin patches, apple picking, and crisp weather -- it's the best especially when it's still light out in the evenings. I'll finally be able to take Charlotte outside for walks in her new stroller :)

Up until now, I've been spoiling my nieces and nephews with clothing from CWDkids, but now its Charlotte's turn!

Staff Profile - Kara (With CWDkids since 2006)

When I moved to Richmond VA, from New York City, it was....well, let's just say it was a BIG, BIG change. I loved the fast-paced, exciting lifestyle in NY--there's nothing like working at 20 Rock and passing by the Today Show each morning, or grabbing a slice of pizza only to realize you are standing next to John Mayer, then there's the fashion, the world-class restaurants, and walking across the Brooklyn Bridge--but after 5 years in the Big Apple, I was ready to leave my cramped apartment, stretch my arms and breathe the fresh air in the burbs. I wanted to own a home, tend to a yard, grill dinner on the deck, and drive a car. Well, I have all of those things now plus one great husband (who happens to be from Long Island. You can take the girl out of the city...) and, in my opinion, the best Labrador Retriever in the world.

I'm one of the CWDkids "newbies"...I have been here since 2006 as a Marketing Manager responsible for our Internet and catalog marketing, among many other daily tasks. Most recently, I have become one of the contributing writers for this blog. Working at CWD has been challenging, rewarding, and fun, and I love the products we sell! It has been an exciting two years and I am proud to be a member of the CWDkids family. I've seen the company grow and change in a very short time, and I am looking forward to all the exciting projects that I hope to be a part of.

I was a little worried that life in my new town might not be as exciting as it was in NY, but I have learned that if you surround yourself with good people, it doesn't matter where you live, happiness will follow wherever you are.

Kara's Tidbits:
  • I just had my first baby on July 2, 2009. Her middle name, Kate, is a combination of my name (Kara), my mother's name (Kathleen), and her great-grandmother's name (Catherine).
  • My yellow lab is named Berkeley, after the town in which I grew up, Berkeley Heights, NJ.

  • I write with my left hand, but throw a ball, swing a golf club, and even cut with scissors righty.

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