Alina may be a software engineer here at Birchbox, but this talented lady wears many hats. In school, she not only majored in math, but she also was the co-captain of the dance team, a peer tutor for the math department, and the recruitment chair for her sorority. Plus, she’s also a certified scuba diver, played trumpet and piano as a child, and recently joined the Daughters of the American Revolution with her mom and grandma. Wow! Read on to learn more about this Jill of all trades.
Alina Valero, Software Engineer
Hometown: Princeton Junction, NJ
Unofficial role: Stater of the Obvious
Fun fact: I own more tubes of lipstick than pairs of socks
When the going gets tough, the tough ask Craig our general counsel! Combining previous experience in entertainment law and business development, he solves all problems big and small here at Birchbox. What would we do without him? Read on to learn more about our very own Atticus Finch.
Craig M. Abruzzo, General Counsel
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Unofficial Role: A cautionary tale for hard living
Fun Fact: I lived in Taiwan for 2 years, and speak Mandarin (sort of).
Junior accountant Laurie grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania, but she eventually made her way to the southwest to plant roots in Austin. There she took advantage of the active lifestyle and competed in a sprint triathlon (!) and a half marathon. And of course what Austin resident could resist all the Tex-Mex? Laurie took full advantage of that too, don’t worry. But she’s left her home in the desert for Birchbox and we couldn’t be more pleased. Read on to learn more about her!
Laurie Moyer, Junior Accountant
Hometown: Alburtis, PA
Unofficial Role: Protector of the Stamps
Fun Fact: During college, I spent all my breaks in Hawaii and I am a pretty good surfer!
Design is Yannell’s passion and it truly shows. Beyond the fantastic work she does for the creative team here at Birchbox, Yannell channels her creative energy into a variety of digital side projects that combine written text and experimental design. She also spends plenty of time with her medium format film camera shooting portraits and subjects with darker themes. Read on to find out more about this artistic staffer.
Yannell Rodriguez, Web/UX Designer
Hometown: El Paso, TX
Unofficial Role: UXer
Fun Fact: I was a Tae Kwon Do national champion when I was growing up :-] Over 10 years in the sport. [Editor’s note: whoa.]
Say hello to our resident bookworm, Dana! She’s not joking around when it comes to her love of reading and is actively involved in two local book clubs. When she’s not engrossed in a novel, you can find her grabbing brunch with friends and enjoying the classic pairing of Eggs Benedict and a Bloody Mary. Her favorite spot? NYC’s Balaboosta, of course. Read on to find out more about this lovely lady.
Dana, Operations Associate
Hometown: Summit, NJ
Unofficial Role: Story teller famous for crazy, one liners
Fun Fact: I do a mean, dead-on impression of the butler Carson from “Downtown Abbey.”
Hailing from Boston, Ali came to us back in October to work on the brand partnerships team. As a Manhattan semi-newbie, she loves uncovering all that the city has to offer and says she is never bored with the seemingly endless list of new and exciting things to do. (However, even those of us born and raised in NYC know that feeling!) Read on to find out more about her!
Ali Berluti, Marketing Merchandising Manager
Hometown: Boston, MA
Fun fact: One summer I worked on a movie set and ended up being featured in a movie for a full 3 seconds. Unfortunately, it was the worst movie of all time.
The Birchbox team is growing so quickly we can barely keep up, which means we have a ton of new staffers for you to meet! First up in 2013 is Andrew. When he’s not busy crafting marketing plans with the brand partnership team, you can catch him shredding on bass with his band, Twin Wave. In fact, if you happen to be in New York City, Twin Wave is playing tonight at Pianos if you want to check out Andrew’s serious skills for yourself. Read on to find out more about this multi-talented gent.
Andrew Ockenden, Brand Campaign Strategist
Hometown: Paoli, PA
Unofficial role: Desk-top drummer
Fun fact: I have an encyclopedic knowledge of 90s pop music.
Ever wonder who the great minds are behind Birchbox’s pretty photos and gorgeous graphics? Here are two parts of our secret sauce: meet Kathleen and Rebecca, the newest additions to our Creative Team!
Rebecca, our new Graphic Designer, recently moved to the Big Apple after earning a BFA in Graphic Design and Drawing, plus a minor in Business—such a smarty pants—from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Rebecca kept herself busy the last semester of college with essentially five jobs (one internship, three jobs, and freelance work), and we’re happy to keep her just as busy here at Birchbox where she creates amazing graphics spotlighted in your boxes each month. We love her happy demeanor and bright smile just as much as her creative genius. Find out more about Rebecca after the jump!
With so much happening on every social media outlet (Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, oh my!), Birchbox community manager Rachel needed a helping hand. Luckily Andrew, previously a social media master at The Daily Voice, was ready, willing and able to jump on board as our Social Media Associate. His tweeting expertise, plus his knowledge of all things guy (takes one to know one), made him the perfect fit as a new voice for Birchbox Man. Read more about him below!
Name/Title: Andrew Vazzano, Social Media Associate
Hometown: Budd Lake, NJ
Unofficial role: Resident Sports Nut
Fun fact: I’m a huge nerd for Doctor Who (it’s a British sci-fi TV show and it is fantastic).
When our web guru and production manager Alicia left for maternity leave in March, our team was more than a little uneasy. Enter Madelyne, a total lifesaver who immediately took on building endless product pages, articles and blog posts, and continues to keep us all in line, sweetly but oh-so effectively. The Marketing Team is constantly astounded by her attention to detail, her customer-oriented sensibility…and her closeted addiction to beauty/home/lifestyle shopping. Read on to find out more about her!
Madelyne Dolandolan, Web Production Coordinator
Hometown: Alameda, CA
Unofficial role: The quiet one
Fun fact: When I was in first grade, Jason Kidd visited my classroom often (he went to the adjoining high school). Gooo Pilots!
Beauty confession: My eyebrows have never been tweezed nor waxed. I’m too scared!