Elizabeth: Copywriter. I live in NYC, and every year I get myself a tiny tree. Even if I have a big house someday, I'll always have a 'city tree' to remind me of this special time in my life!
Bryanna: Allocation Analyst. Ever since I was little, we always decorated a small tree with beautiful ballerina ornaments. They always remind me of the holidays!
Jimmy & Felipe: The Behind the Scenes Dream Team. Those videos you see on our website and all over Instagram? We've got these guys to thank for 'em. They'll do just about anything for their craft... seriously.
Next time you've got a problem... who ya gonna call? Meet our Customer Care Team! The Dream Team
Justin & Family: Kind of a Big Deal. Justin is the head of our Human Resources department and also our General Counsel. He's kind of a big deal. But as much responsibility as he has here at the office, he's always talking about his family. He and his wife, Allison, have three little ones: Luke, Honor, and Leo.
Aparna: VP of Sourcing, Production & Product Development. One year, we bought our Christmas tree too early because we were so excited. Every night we had to find something else to cover the bare branches!
JoAnn: Senior Vice President of Wholesale & Licensed Stores. JoAnn has been with vineyard vines for eight years and oversees seven divisons. As if that's not enough, she's got 15-year old twins, Maddy and Tucker. The kids are really invested in the brand too—they all share work and school stories at the dinner table each night.
Nancy: VP and Controller. My youngest son had been asking for a dog for quite some time and we always resisted. One Christmas we decided to givee in...he was over the mood, and today Sadie is 17 years old and still part of our family!
Office Bromance: Liam, Tucker, Thomas & Chris: Whenever you see these guys walking through the office together, you know something's brewing. The workday is never dull when they're around. Liam is a copywriter, Tucker and Chris are graphic production artists, and Thomas is in wholesale. They may all have different skills, but they bond like brothers. They're living proff that vineyard vines is one big family.
Yasemin: Producer of Web Ops. Every year that I've worked at vineyard vines, I've collected a vv ornament—this year I'll add number 4 to my collection!
Real Good People 2017
Foxy: The Emperor of Tourism. Real Good People. Real Good Life.
…That’s his unofficial-official title on the islands. We couldn’t come to the BVIs without stopping by to say hi to our good friend Foxy. To say he’s a character wouldn’t be doing him justice! He always has a story (or a song) to share with anyone that wants to hear it. He runs two restaurant-bars, a brewery, a distillery, and a music school…Foxy’s ready for anything that comes his way! Everybody who visits the BVIs just knows that they have to stop by Foxy’s. It’s the unofficial capitol of Jost van Dyke! It may be 90º outside, but you can come inside for a cold drink (we recommend the Sly Fox) and leave with a story or two! We love Foxy and we love his outlook. His advice for people looking for the Good Life? “Always be truthful and be you."
Tommy: Anything but Amateur. Real Good People. Real Good Life.
We were walking through Soper’s Hole in Tortola when we met Tommy. He was hanging out on the beach with his friend Kezzia…we could just tell they knew the water. Turns out he grew up in Scotland—some great things really do come from there…it’s the birthplace of golf and the toaster, too! He made his way to Australia, and eventually made the best move of all time and took up residence in the BVIs. Absolutely incredible out on the water, he’s a pro kite-boarder and owner of Tommy Gaunt Kitesurfing in Anegada. If you need a lesson in kiteboarding, paddleboarding, or basically anything with water—he’s the best there is.
Amanda: It All Adds Up to Paradise. Real Good People. Real Good Life.
Amanda is awesome; she a yoga instructor, a choreographer, a dancer, and—hold your breath—a CPA (cue brow furrow)! She really has it all here in the BVIs— her family is here and this is where she runs her yoga studio. We don’t really do yoga (although Ian does a mean cobra pose), but Amanda had us striking warrior pose 1, 2, and 3. An entrepreneur who’s living the Good Life on island time—we totally connected with her! Amanda stretches every day to the fullest and never has to miss the little things; she summed it up perfectly when she said, “the BVIs are the perfect combination of the things I love.”
Kezzia: Islander, Entrepreneur, Athlete. Real Good People. Real Good Life.
…That’s our kind of triple threat. We met Kezzia back with Tommy on Peter Island. We saw her out on the water and knew she was a natural—we had to meet her! She’s so passionate about kitesurfing and life on the water that it’s literally contagious. One of the lucky few, she’s a native to the BVIs and knows the island inside and out and, more importantly, she knows how to find the best surf. She says this is the best place to come looking for waves, because the islands are still “kind of undiscovered.” Her love for island life doesn’t stop there; she’s also the Event Director of Mai Tai Global, which is a non-profit dedicated to environmental causes. We love our day jobs, but who couldn’t stand to take a page out of Kezzia’s book?