Work: Director of Customer Experience at Weddington Way
Education: University of Southern California, Stanford Business School
Hometown: Fresno, CA (a.k.a. FresYES)
Influence: 97 friends on Hinge
Worst pre-Hinge date?
Let’s just say it involved a frisby-playing former warlock that decided it was first-date-appropriate to take a bite of the celery in my Bloody Mary… and then put it back in my drink for safe keeping. I ended up having a “work emergency” on a Sunday afternoon that cut the date short.
You’re one of the earliest employees at the startup Weddington Way. What’s it been like working in the wedding industry? Any good bridezilla tales?
I’m the Director of Customer Experience at Weddington Way (an online wedding start-up for group shopping) and LOVE the fact that each day brings a new adventure (or hilarious story) with brides and bridesmaids. From “Burlap and Bling” themed weddings, to secret bridesmaid pregnancies, to “brides” that have every detail about their wedding planned — except for having a groom — there’s never a boring day.
One of the most entertaining stories came from a soon-to-be sister-in-law who was asked to be a bridesmaid, but forgot to purchase her dress in enough time for the wedding. Rather than just coming clean with the bride, she decided to edit an email from us saying she had purchased a dress months before… when she had actually purchased it the day before! We all got front row seats to the drama that unfolded between in-laws – here’s hoping the wedding went more smoothly than the dress shopping!
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