Betsy

she/her

Founder, Director of Product and Design, Boss-lady

One day, I will go here: To Greece again with the people I love most.

Best thing about my job: The love and life stories that people share with me during custom consultations moves me. That I have the opportunity to bring their beautiful rich stories to life through jewelry design baffles my mind every time. That and working with such a committed, motivated, and hard working team. Pinch me, is this real?

When I’m not working, I’m probably doing this: Swimming in the river with my husband, daughter, and dogs (or dreaming up the next project for our house 😬).

This will always be in my playlist: Starfish and Coffee by Prince.

Will

he/him

General Manager

One day, I will go here: A Michelin starred restaurant... Yummmmmmmm.

Best thing about my job: Every day is Bring Your Wife and Dogs to Work day.

When I’m not working, I’m probably doing this: Working on our house; spending time with our daughter, friends, and family; listening to music; swimming in the great outdoors.

This will always be in my playlist: Oh man. Hardest question ever. Ok, there's a TON so I will request a judgment reprieve on this answer and just you know that it's only the tip of the iceberg: Whitney Houston's Star Spangled Banner. There is no more perfect rendition. Promise.

Megan

Megan

she/they

Marketing Coordinator

One day, I will go here: Beach and island hopping in the Philippines.

Best thing about my job: Learning and growing alongside an AMAZING team.

When I’m not working, I’m probably doing this: Drawing, playing games, or napping with my dogs, Filbert & Boscoe.

This will always be in my playlist: Taylor Swift. Any and all of her songs.

Barrie

she/her

Design Manager

One day, I will go here: Japan!

Best thing about my job: Working with incredibly talented humans and learning from them. Also, working with clients who share their stories of love and connection with us. Those stories are powerful and I don't take them for granted.

When I’m not working, I’m probably doing this: Playing with my dog and eating food with my human... and probably cycling through one of the latest hit shows on Netflix or Hulu.

This will always be in my playlist: Disney never gets old for me. 😉

Ali

Ali

she/her

Shop Manager

One day, I will go here: Norway.

Best thing about my job: Meeting new people from all over the world.

When I’m not working, I’m probably doing this: Adventuring with my friends near and far or having a cozy dinner party and playing games.

This will always be in my playlist: Paul Simon (specifically Graceland).

Lilly

she/her

Production Manager

One day, I will go here: Brazil.

Best thing about my job: The people I get to work with.

When I’m not working, I’m probably doing this: Endlessly reorganizing my garage.

This will always be in my playlist: No Pressure by Mahalia.

Rebekah

she/her

Director of Marketing

One day, I will go here: Just ONE place? Back to New Orleans for the umpteenth time. I want a frosty beer in one hand, a paper boat of grilled oysters in the other and a live music stage in front of me.

Best thing about my job: I'm so excited to be hyping a creative team and beautiful art that I've been buying myself for almost a decade!

When I’m not working, I’m probably doing this: Digging in the dirt in my garden, running, and smooching my babies.

This will always be in my playlist: Countdown by Beyoncé

Emily

she/her

Customer Advocate

One day, I will go here: Cameroon to volunteer with Ape Action Africa.

Best thing about my job: Feeling the love, support and loyalty of the customers and working with an energetic, creative team.

When I’m not working, I’m probably doing this: Getting out with my 2 rescue dogs Atlas and Roo, exploring the city or hangin' with family.

This will always be in my playlist: This is like asking me what my favorite B&I piece is- impossible! I'll always dance/sing/rap to 90s Hiphop.

Adrian

he/him

Maker

One day, I will go here: The Louvre.

Best thing about my job: Getting to work with metal everyday.

When I’m not working, I’m probably doing this: Making jewelry or playing D&D.

This will always be in my playlist: Gloria by The Kinks.

Heidi

she/her

Maker

One day, I will go here: Vatican City.

Best thing about my job: Working with beautiful people making beautiful things!

When I’m not working, I’m probably doing this: Generally lazing about with my cat, tending to plants, hiking a trail, seeking out bodies of water, and finding adventure.

This will always be in my playlist: I try to find a song by The Cure for every playlist I make.

Nicole

she/her

Customer Advocate

One day, I will go here: Uganda, to see the mountain gorillas.

Best thing about my job: Living my best fan girl life; turning my love of B&I as a long time customer into a job that aligns with my values and happens to be on a doggo superhighway. What could be better!

When I’m not working, I’m probably doing this: Traveling, cooking, photography

This will always be in my playlist: Intro by The xx (this can be played on repeat and considered a full emotional journey).

Suzy

she/her

Director of Retail

One day, I will go here: Sardinia and Corsica.

Best thing about my job: Vicariously shopping with awesome customers.

When I’m not working, I’m probably doing this: Depending on the season: backpacking, mountain biking, or snowboarding.

This will always be in my playlist: A perfect mix of new wave and nineties hip hop.

Kelly

they/them

Customer Advocate

One day, I will go here: The Catacombs! And basically all of Europe.

Best thing about my job: Working with a wonderful group of creative and authentically cool people! Helping sweet customers from the neighborhood and beyond find beautiful things. And dog-spotting of course!

When I’m not working, I’m probably doing this: Drawing, making jewelry, adding to my vinyl & vintage toy collections, or listening to music with my partner and our 2 cats.

This will always be in my playlist: Beach House and The B-52’s.

Marissa

she/her

Customer Advocate

One day, I will go here: Oaxaca, Mexico.

Best thing about my job: Seeing all the amazing Betsy & Iya pieces come to life and getting to work with such a talented team.

When I’m not working, I’m probably doing this: Making pizza with my partner, being a homebody with my cats or baking cookies!

This will always be in my playlist: Teach by The Chariot.

Sara

she/her

Assistant Production Manager

One day, I will go here: Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand.

Best thing about my job: Working with metal– learning more every day about how it moves and how to speak to it.

When I’m not working, I’m probably doing this: Playing with metal, resin, leather, sewing, 3d printing, home renovation and my cats.

This will always be in my playlist: A Little Piece of Heaven by Avenged Sevenfold.

Leah

she/they

Maker

One day, I will go here: Frida Kahlo's house in Mexico City.

Best thing about my job: Being able to work hands-on with materials. I also love having the ability to do so with a great group of other creative individuals, the Betsy & Iya team is the best!

When I’m not working, I’m probably doing this: Outside in nature: hiking, biking & camping, or at home snuggling my cats and playing house.

This will always be in my playlist: Just One of Those Days by Monica.

Ella

she/her

Maker

One day, I will go here: Uluru, in Australia.

Best thing about my job: The best thing about my job is learning from my peers. B&I facilitates an inclusive, thoughtful and efficient learning/working environment. It's incredibly rad here.

When I’m not working, I’m probably doing this: Designing & creating art/jewelry with my wife for our company, 'Om & Oi!' I also love playing my banjolele & practicing meditation.

This will always be in my playlist: Dunes by Alabama Shakes.

Jami

she/her

Maker

One day, I will go here: Bali for a meditation retreat.

Best thing about my job: The people! Authentic and kind. Always working to create a space where all feel valued and appreciated.

When I’m not working, I’m probably doing this: Traveling, walking my dog and spending time with my family.

This will always be in my playlist: It really just depends on my mood! Anything Pearl Jam, Beyoncé, John Legend, Snoop Dog...

Gingham

Senior Nap Coordinator

Hometown: Portland, OR

What is the longest word you know? Ginghammacphearsoncervarich. That's my actual full name, but you can call me Gingham, Ging, Gingy, Ponk, Ponk-a-doodle, Lady, or Lady Ham for short.

Maurice

Chief Morale Officer

Hometown: California

If you could be in the movie of your choice, what movie would you choose and what character would you play? Wow, that's a great question. Probably Good Will Hunting. Not just because I got my Doctorate in Mathematics, but because whenever my dad (Will) leaves I'm always trying to figure out where he went. Also, Robin Williams and Matt Damon, what could be a better duo?