Meet Jen! Our incredible Operations & Wellness Manager.
Q & A:
Share a little bit about yourself:
How did you get involved with Modern Macramé?
I’m an adventuress at heart! I love to be outside, move slow, and surround my life with beauty, and true blue people. Also a big fan of lots of sleep, healthy indulgences, and fresh cut flowers in my bedroom.
It’s kind of a serendipitous story: I was living down in Joshua Tree a couple of winters ago, doing some spiritual work and developing my business when I felt the call to come back up to Portland. So this is the wild part: Around that time, I was going on an evening walk and I thought about Emily Katz (I’ve known her peripherally through various social circles for about 15 years) I was thinking about how Modern Macramé would be a great place to work at as I continued to develop my own company. A couple of weeks went by and I opened up instagram and saw that Emily was hiring for an Operations Manager! I sort of had a moment of freak out like, ‘oh my god! How crazy is that!’. So I of course immediately responded and interviewed with her and pretty quickly moved back up to Portland to work at Modern Macramé.
What is your role within the company?
I think the title is- Operations and Wellness? And yeah, that’s about right. I make sure all is flowing forward smoothly... bills are paid, emails are answered, packages are getting sent, and that everyone is taking care of themselves, managing their time and keeping a positive mindset.
What are your hobbies/interests?
All things plants! Cooking, gardening, hiking, forest walks, camping, swimming in rivers, herbalism, even painting plants…. Oh. And rock n’ roll
What does your perfect day look like?
Sleeping in. no clock. No computers or phone. Close friends. The middle of nowhere with some good tea, food and laughter… and a nice nap and a swim tucked in there somewhere.
I can’t pick a favorite flower! You can’t ever go wrong with a beautiful rose though.
Favorite Song or Band:
Oh that’s also too hard! But Tom Petty always shines through! These days I’ve been listening to a lot of Miles Davis and Jonathan Wilson.
Right now I am reading:
Mingyur Rinpoche’s autobiography- ‘In Love With The World’, ‘Dare To Lead’- Brene Brown, ‘Herbal formularies for Health Professionals: Volume 1’- Jil Stansbury
“there is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in” - Leonard Cohen
What is your fave MM material? Fave KAL?
I really love the thick 12mm Rope. I’m not much of a fiber artist but I’m excited to make the Elemental Square Pattern!
See more of Jen here: www.junebotanicals.com + @junebotanicals
Meet the rest of the Modern Macramé Team HERE.