Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Hive Member Spotlight - Kelsey Foster - Washington

Hi Ladies! We're starting out with Spotlight Wednesdays on my blog and I wanted to begin with one of our great Hive Members Kelsey Foster! Please ask her any other questions using the comments feature!

Read below to get to know Kelsey EVEN BETTER!

1. Tell us about yourself! Are you single, married, kids, where do you live, when is your
birthday, etc. etc.

I’m Kelsey Foster, born and raised in the Seattle area. I currently live in Edmonds in a house with my two kids (daughter Quinlon age 5, son Deacon age 2.5), my husband Jeremy, and our three cats Cheerleader Party Cat, Baby Tippy Toes, and Digit Louise.

My birthday is St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th. I’m a Pisces but you probably couldn’t tell unless you really get to know me – lol.

I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration and an Associates in Applied Art in Graphic Design. I’ve been working as a professional graphic designer for 10 years. Currently I’m the marketing communications director at a private school in Seattle. I’m also a partner in a pet accessories company called PetCandy.

I love designer handbags, cooking & decorating, chocolate, Cosmopolitans, good coffee, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food, singing karaoke, and playing Texas Hold’em poker. Along with spending time with my darling kiddos, good friends, and family as much as possible.

2. What caught your interest in UB and what made you decide to pull the trigger and SIGN

I stumbled onto UB one day when I had Googled an old friend and somehow ended up clicking on Shawna’s page on a business networking site. I spent about a half an hour looking through her UB website and fell immediately in love with the concept and the business model. My gut instinct was to sign up as fast as possible.

3. What kind of support network do you come from? Are your close friends and family excited
for you with Urban Botanic? Skeptical? What can fellow hive members do to support you
or gain support from you?

My parents were skeptical at first but seeing the success I’m already starting to achieve, they are coming around. However, I wouldn’t necessarily count on them to be supportive (they just like to hear the good stuff). My husband totally believes in me and that I’ll be successful at whatever I put my mind to. My cousin (who is also my business partner in PetCandy) is very supportive and believes in me as well. Between the two of them, they help with my children when called upon so that I can focus time and effort on my UB business.

4. What were your results on the personality test? What is your strongest scent family and
do you agree with the results?

I’m a total Type-AAAA personality and a bit of a drama queen. So it was absolutely NO surprise that I came out as a Spicy followed closely by Woodsy (except for the outdoorsy stuff – I don’t really “do” outdoorsy). Then in descending order was Herby, Leafy, Fruity, and Floral. By contrast, my mom was lowest in Spicy and Woodsy….hmmm…it explains a lot about our relationship.

5. Where do you see yourself with Urban Botanic in the next year? Are you a business
builder, in it as a hobby, or somewhere in between?

I see myself going very far with UB. Being part of such a young company, I feel like there is unlimited potential for all of us. I am very serious about building my UB business and being an active member of the Hive. Ideally I would like to not have to work for someone else (if I choose to) in about two to three years and just do UB along with PetCandy.

6. What is one personality trait you have that you think will help you be successful at UB?

I can’t just pick one. I’d say my sense of humor, my business acumen, and tenacity. Along with being a people person, enthusiasm, and competitiveness.. and… (just kidding, I’ll stop now).


McKenna Gordon said...
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McKenna Gordon said...

Kelsey, it was great getting to know you better. You're amazing and I'm so glad you're on the UB team. You bring so much to the field already and those traits you list that will help you succeed - they shine very brightly - and I haven't even met you! I know you'll go far as far as you want to with UB. Thanks for everything you do. -McKenna

UB Queen Bee said...

McKenna thanks for commenting! Kelsey is a huge asset to UB and I'm so glad to have her talent buzzing in The Hive! She has an incredible work ethic and is so creative!

Kelsey aka MamaSpice said...

Oh my, you both are too kind! Thank you both for your words of support and encouragement. It means a lot coming from two women I admire and respect! :)

Angie said...

Those are awesome cat names, Hive Buddy! I've just realized that we may be polar opposites, just like you and your mom--my spicy score is 0 I think.-Angie