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Team Intros: Meet Shana!

Back in 2011, Shana was one of our very first ever interns helping out team content—and we’ve been patiently waiting for her to graduate ever since. As soon as she got her diploma this past May, we snatched her up and she’s now officially part of the Birchbox team!

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Shana Honig, Campaign Strategy Associate

Hometown: South Jersey

Describe your work: I work with the Beauty Partnerships team to ensure that we’re executing well-planned campaigns for our many amazing brands.

Unofficial role: Hand model. (I’m embarrassed to admit it, but it was a teenage dreams to do this professionallyI even looked into agents.) I love testing out different types of nail art and funky polishes. 

Fun fact: I’m a certified scuba diver. 

Beauty/Grooming confession: I can’t remember the last time I skipped a day of showering or took a shower that was less than 15 minutes long.

Currently loving: LAQA & Co. Nail Polish, I love the sleek design of these bottles. They slip right into my purse and are easy to spot among the many polishes in my cluttered collection. 

Worth the splurge: Davines Oi/Oil Absolute Beautifying Potion keeps my hair supershiny and makes it much easier to comb through when wet.

Want to meet more of our staffers? Check out all the team intros here!

 

Team Intros: Meet Brad!

Meet Brad, our sartorially savvy Vice President of Birchbox Man. Before joining the team, he had a varied career in tech and worked at places such as Accenture, Yahoo!, Olivia, mPowered Solutions, and Lookbooks Media. To match his dapper appearance, the man also has quite a sense of humor. So happy to have you with us, Brad!

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Brad Lande, VP of Birchbox Man

Hometown: I grew up in Portland, Oregon but spent most of my recent life in San Francisco with intermissions in London, Florence, and Australia.

Unofficial role: Therapeutic Cocktail Specialist and Good Karma Master. I’m especially passionate about finding ways Birchbox can give back to the world through socially conscious initiatives.

Fun Fact: I traded in my cowboy boots for Lanvin sneakers. I grew up riding horses and was a highly competitive National Cutting Horse Champion. Don’t know what cutting horses do? Of course you don’t. Here’s a helpful video

Beauty/Grooming confession: I think I was twelve or thirteen years old when I got my first subscription to GQ.

Currently loving: It’s top Secret. (Hint: Keep an eye on the Men’s store in the coming months for new brands on my radar). Also, everything on my personal Tumblr

Worth the splurge: Cocktail tumblers. Tequilla on the rocks with a squeeze of fresh grapefruit, not included.

Best beauty/grooming trick: Self discovery. Knowing who you are is ultimate beauty.

Curious about the rest of our team? Meet more Birchbox staffers here!

Team Intros: Meet Kelsey!

This North Carolina native joins our campaign strategy team after graduating with a dual-degree in journalism and communications from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (such a smartie!). We have a Birchbox crush on Kelsey since not only does she love makeup—she has great tips from her sister who’s a makeup artist—she’s also obsessed with cheesecake. Yum. Here’s to you, Kelsey!
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Kelsey Rozier, Brand Campaign Strategy Associate
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Unofficial role: Diet Coke Devotee
Fun fact: I won my 6th grade Boggle tournament. Challenge me to a game of Scramble with Friends to see my skills for yourself.

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Team Intros: Meet Dana!

Coming from a paralegal background at Weil, Gotshal, & Manges, this native Jersey girl is absolutely thrilled to join our world of nail polish and hairspray. Not only are her makeup and jewelry wardrobes to die for, but her obsession with chocolate-covered gummy bears ensures us that she’s a perfect fit for the Birchbox team. We’re so excited to be working with you, Dana!

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Dana Aidekman, Merchandising & Marketing Associate

Hometown: Madison, NJ

Describe your work: I get to spend each day discovering amazing brands to share with our subscribers! 

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Team Intros: Meet Madison!

The members of the Birchbox Operations team (who you chat with by phone and email!) are some the friendliest, most upbeat staffers in the office. Operations Associate Madison is no exception to the rule. Not only can this Virginian sweetheart seriously rock a bright pink smile (see the picture below), she’s also earned some serious geek and pop-culture cred—Madison listens to the Game of Thrones books on her way to work. We’re so happy to have her!

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Madison Amburn, Operations Associate

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia

Unofficial role: Candy and Snack Hoarder

Fun fact: I love plants, especially cactus. I have over 20 cacti plants in my house!

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Team Intros: Meet Curt!

Before making the leap into the startup world, Curt worked as a software and web developer for lifestyle titles like Health.com and Real Simple. Curt loves everything about the Birchbox office—the people, the bright space, and the brisk one mile walk to and from his apartment. Well Curt, we love having you too! Read on to learn more about this awesome engineer. 

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Curt Helmerich, Senior Software Engineer

Hometown: Newark, Delaware

Unofficial role: Best Dressed in Tech

Fun fact: I’ve had a beard since October 2001.

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Team Intros: Meet Leah!

She’s the first person you see when you walk into Birchbox, she picks out all our tasty snacks, she keeps us neat and organized—she’s our People & Culture Associate Leah Colman! Born and raised in North Carolina, Leah is a die hard Tar Heel and treats us all to her Southern hospitality. She loves all Birchboxers and loves putting together our awesome team events (hello, group SoulCycle class), and finding us kickbutt perks like much-loved discounts and memberships. Read on to learn more about this true Southern lady.

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Leah Colman, People & Culture Associate

Hometown: Raleigh, NC

Unofficial role: Keeper of the Candy (I have about 500 Dum Dum’s in my desk—no joke.)

Fun fact: I have the smallest feet ever. Seriously, I wear a 4.5 in Women’s. I also was a dancer for about 18 years and traveled to Russia twice for dance competitions.

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Team Intros: Meet Amanda!

Amanda made quite the first impression before starting at Birchbox. When applying for her position as our Brand Campaign Strategy Associate, she pulled an Elle Woods and sprayed her résumé with Juicy Couture’s Viva La Juicy. It was a bit of a risk, but it looks like the trick worked for this FIT graduate! Outside of the office, Amanda is a major Martha Stewart-wannabe. She loves to up-cycle vintage furniture and has an extensive candle collection that she confesses may be a slight problem. Read on to find out more about Amanda!

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Amanda Swanson, Brand Campaign Strategy Associate

Hometown: Buffalo, New York (Go Bills!)

Unofficial role: Beauty Closet Sheriff

Fun fact: I once hung out with Ben Savage (aka Cory Matthews from Boy Meets World). It was a ’90s dream come true.

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Team Intros: Meet Lucy!

Lucy is truly one-of-a kind as our lone Merchandise & Marketing Associate (a new position created just for her) where she helps keep other Beauty Partnership teammates stay on time and in line. But there is more to Lucy than just sales. Outside the office, she loves to bake, travel, and is an avid photographer and writer. She also has a penchant for presidential trivia, BBC’s Sherlock, and The Beach Boys. Not to mention, she makes a fantastic model as you can see below!

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Lucy Baird, Merchandise & Marketing Associate

Hometown: Boylston, MA

Unofficial role: Beauty Partnership’s official little sister

Fun fact: Tim Gunn once complimented my outfit. 

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Team Intros: Meet Jennie!

Jennie came allllll the way from the Bay Area to join the Ops team and we’re excited that she decided to make Birchbox her new home! Unlike other recent additions to our team, Jennie is fresh out of graduate school where she earned a master’s in education—such a smarty!—and worked part-time at Madewell and J.Crew. (As if it wasn’t obvious from the pic below that she’s totally stylish.) She also loves reading and is a fan of both Harry Potter and Hunger Games. Spoiler alert: She uses Rue’s whistle as her ringtone.

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Jennie Wong, Operations Associate

Hometown: Cupertino, CA

Unofficial role: Lunchtime Linkmaster and Desk DJ

Fun fact: When I was in 5th grade, I met JK Rowling (!) and she signed my copy of Chamber of Secrets (!!). It was amazing.

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