eCommerce Merchandising Manager
After spending his early years in New England, Eric decided it was a good idea to move away to Wisconsin. While in Wisconsin Eric did three things: graduate from Beloit College, find work at The Bon-Ton Stores as a copywriter and invent the world-famous doughnut dog (sort of like a corn dog, but with doughnut breading). After a few years in snowy Wisconsin, he had enough and moved away to Denver.
In Denver, Eric found temperatures almost always above 50, mountains and a job at Craftsy/Sympoz. Although not a crafter by trade, he enjoys brewing beer, creating culinary travesties, running long distances through mountains, playing music, and spending time with his wife and two dogs.
Oh and if you would like a doughnut dog, let him know. They will soon take over the state fair scene…
eCommerce Logistics Associate
Lucy is an Oklahoma Native and currently holding down the fort as the only Sooner at Craftsy. Lucy received her BFA in Visual Arts from Kansas University. And later worked for the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art before moving to Denver for her Masters Program in 2011. It was volunteering at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver that Lucy found out about Craftsy, and the rest is history!
Lucy intends to graduate with her Masters in Arts Development and Program Management from Denver University in May 2013. When Lucy is not reading for her classes or finding more unexplainable errors in the land of eCommerce, you can find her shopping for things she ‘needs’ online and playing with her pit bull, Lavender. Lucy enjoys collecting gems and minerals, making fun of the jam bands she can’t stop touring for and talking trash to eCommerce Manager Eric whenever possible.
Director of eCommerce Analytics
When Lucas is not in his workshop building something, he is probably playing with his daughter, who loved starring in a Craftsy class. Or he may be at work, analyzing large sets of data to make sound business decisions.
Growing up in Germany, Lucas came as a student to the United States to study English. He embraced the entrepreneurial spirit he encountered and never returned to Europe. Bringing finance and operations experience, Lucas is a part of the business team. As his first position outside of the financial industry, Lucas has quickly grown to love the work environment and people of Sympoz/Craftsy.
eCommerce Merchandising Associate
Emma is proud to be a fifth generation Colorado native and after four years at Colby College in chilly Waterville, ME she is ecstatic to be back! While in school she pursued her interest in Psychology and decided the world of clinical work wasn’t quite for her. After a year in Project Management at a Denver based Market Research firm, Emma is thrilled to have the opportunity to embrace her more creative side at Craftsy. She is excited to begin her own personal crafting journey, most recently started with knitting and with a future goal of creating a masterfully piped gluten-free cake. Outside the office, you can be sure to find Emma all across the state sailing, skiing, golfing or running.
eCommerce Product Manager
James came to Sympoz with a background in Product and Project management working in companies large and small on web based appellations and eCommerce sites.
James earned his Bachelors of Computer Science and Masters in eBusiness from the University of Wyoming. As an avid Rockies fan James is often found at Coors Field. During the winter he is tweaking recipes for beer or bread and looks forward to more Craftsy baking classes.
eCommerce Director of Procurement
Originally from Maui, Hawaii, Corrie left the Aloha State to earn a BA in Finance from California Polytechnic University. For the next 11 years, she enjoyed the fast-paced city life of San Francisco and New York, working in planning and purchasing for big name retailers GAP, Ann Taylor and Restoration Hardware. Corrie decided to move to Denver after hearing rumors that the people that live here have lives outside of “the office”, can afford to buy homes, and all own dogs.
In Denver, Corrie has not only developed a love for the great outdoors, but also for the crafting industry. She enjoys being a part of the Craftsy team and is looking forward to completing her first quilt (Tula Pink’s “Hex on the Beach”) becoming a master crafter herself. You can be sure that her next project will be knitting a sweater for her dog (as soon as she gets one).
Yarn Category Manager
Originally hailing from Atlanta, Virginia headed west after college for a long stint in San Francisco before finding her way to Colorado in 2009. She’s pretty sure she’s here to stay, thanks to the mountains, lifestyle, and beautiful days. In winter, Virginia occasionally works as a snowboard instructor at Vail, and you can find her on a road bike or dabbling in triathlons when the weather gets warmer.
Virginia came to Sympoz/Craftsy from WhiteWave Foods, where she held roles in Strategy and Brand Management. Prior to WhiteWave, Virginia worked as a Consultant for Bain & Company and in Merchandise Planning roles for Gap, Inc. Virginia holds an AB in History of Art & Architecture from Harvard College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Since college, Virginia has spent more time making pretty spreadsheets than making pretty craft projects, but she’s been known to dabble in photography and letterpress classes and likes to make her own cards when she has time. Beautiful colors, patterns, and texture make her happy, so she’s excited to become immersed in this world!
Senior Manager, Supply Chain
Andy is an almost-native Coloradoan, after spending his early months in Bethlehem. Pennsylvania. After being told his landscape architecture talents were lacking at the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!), Andy discovered his keen ability working with numbers and pursued a degree in Economics. Missing his almost-native state, he completed his studies at Colorado State University (Go Rams!). Football season is complicated in the Speights household.
For several years, Andy managed the supply chain for a popular security software company, then returned to the outdoor industry to help forecast demand for backpacks, sleeping bags and tents for a long established equipment and clothing company. Now that he’s at Sympoz/Craftsy, he is eager to apply his skills to the world of crafts.
More handy than craftsy, Andy did knit his own wool mittens and part of a sweater with his grandmother once and now prefers getting creative on the ski mountain, carving turns and weaving through trees. When he’s not living in the land of Excel, Andy spends time with his ridiculously active and coordinated young son, and attempting to outsmart his wiley border collie and very independent Aussie mix. If there’s a Craftsy class on how to use dog hair in macrame projects, he’s in!