Many of the Sew What? team members have worn lots of hats over the years, and assist in numerous ways in several seemingly completely different departments. It’s why we’ve worked as such a “well-oiled machine” for so long (we never have oil around the drapes though, lol!), and why we’ve been able to enjoy our success in this mad-cap industry for over 15 years. We’ve also learned to ebb and flow with our employees’ abundant strengths, so that we can better utilize everyone’s attributes in the smartest, most efficient way possible. Because of that, I have decided to not only have our readers meet and learn a little bit about our amazing staff members as they join our wonderful family here. But also, I want to have them revisit our Whatters in a brand new “Meet The Staff—UPDATES!” blog series over the course of the next few months. You can see those that have been rockin’ in their original position for their entire duration here at RW/SW, and those that have moved on to completely different areas of focus and expertise. We couldn’t be prouder of everyone’s hard work and diligence–always managing to keep our company fresh, invigorated, and ahead of the game!
What were you originally hired to do, and how have your duties/job descriptions changed since working here? (even if your job title hasn’t changed) Please explain…
Originally, I was hired back in 2011 as part of the rental QC and daily operations staff. After a few years, I started learning the ins and outs of the rental department, as well as the general receiving of all inbound theatrical supplies for the company (i.e. fabrics, webbing, etc.). In early 2017 I accepted the logistics coordinator position for both SW? and RW?, and currently handle all of the inbound and outbound shipments of our finished products (rentals and custom orders), freight and small parcel shipment quoting, general receiving, and the in-town driver’s schedule. I also provide back-up for the rental and shipping department whenever it’s needed.
What is a favorite recent memory/circumstance/event from being part of the Sew What? family?
The atmosphere of the workplace is what I admire the most. The company prides itself on creating the family aspect, and it makes you feel comfortable. Everything we do is a direct reflection of that.
What project have you worked on recently that was interesting or challenging? What did you learn from it?
Operations on a day to day basis bring new challenges. Everything from rush orders to emergency repairs to last minute deliveries are always providing interesting challenges—no two days are alike.
Anything more you would like to add about the development and evolution of RW/SW? Inc.?
Working at Sew What? and Rent What? have been more than anything I could have asked for. I look forward to seeing both of the companies grow and grow.