The Uncommon Life

Uncommon Personalities: Meet Jen Coleman

July 22, 2015

Jen Coleman, PR & Social Media Coordinator

My hometown…
Coral Springs, FL.

I’m passionate about…
Good food, travel, and sustainable living.

If my 6th grade teacher could see me now, he or she would say…
I had two teachers in 6th grade, and I’m sure both of them would make the same comment that every adult who knew me as a child always says: ”When did you get so tall?”

If any fictional character could be my best friend, I would choose….
This is hard! Some people might expect me to say Liz Lemon, but she’s far too busy to be a proper best friend. I would want to be best friends with Deb Perelman, the blogger for Smitten Kitchen. I know she’s not fictional, but bloggers have an online persona, so I consider her a character people follow…yeah, it’s a stretch. But anyway, I just want her to cook for me and tell me funny stories.

Something that always makes me laugh…
Alpacas. They have the funniest facial expressions!

My relationship with Mother Nature is…
Connected and important, but often leads me to a guilt trip. There are so many ways I should improve my choices, starting with cutting down on disposable coffee shop cups.

A song I love so much that I played it until I was sick of it…
I think I have a bad habit of doing this to every song that I fall in love with, so I’ll go with an album instead. Over the years, I’ve played the heck out of Pet Sounds until I can’t listen to it anymore. But usually I just need a little break before I start bingeing again. I love how the same songs take on a new meaning as I get older.

My guilty pleasure is…
Dawson’s Creek. I thought I would outgrow that show and the unrealistic dialogue, but I’m still hooked whenever I watch it.

An uncommon fact about me…
I’m a boxer! (Yes, really…)

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10 Comments

  • Reply pam mashburn October 20, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Hi – We’d like to feature several of your items in our Gift Guide – would you be able to provide high resolution photos? I have a list of 5 items – we would need it to be 300 dpi for print – we publish a magazine for parents and teens in the Southeast. We of course would credit and reference your site. Please let me know as soon as possible

    I am super appreciative – thank you! ~pam

    • Reply Jen C. October 20, 2015 at 12:41 pm

      Hi Pam. Thanks for reaching out! We would love to be featured in the gift guide. I’ll go ahead and send you an email now to see which items are catching your eye!

  • Reply Sole Sastre October 30, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Hi Jen,

    We’re putting together our holiday gift guide and would like to include a few Uncommon Goods products. Please let me know who I should reach out to for high resolution images.

    Thanks,

    Sole

    • Reply Jen C. November 25, 2015 at 10:19 am

      Hi Sole! Thanks for reaching out. Send us a message at press@uncommongoods.com, and we would be glad to help you out with high-res images!

  • Reply Jacinta November 11, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Hi there,

    I hope all is well with you, I was hoping this email could please be passed through to your marketing team.

    I head up the content and engagement team at Mouths of Mums in Australia (300,000 mums across the site and social media) and I am pulling together gift guides to run on our site in the lead up to Christmas. I was hoping to include Mimco in our gift guides.

    The inclusion is free of charge (only one product as a prize required as we are giving one lucky member the entire gift guide – we send you the details on who to send prizing to once the competition has completed), though for a small fee we can put you in as a featured inclusion and give your product a push on Facebook.

    We have 4 gift guides running this year:
    • Little kids, big kids, tweens & teens
    • Mums & grandmums
    • Dads & grandads
    • Eating for Christmas
    If you could please send through any products that you feel would be a good fit, along with the gift guide they would be most suited to I can take a look for potential inclusions!

    There are additional ways to gain exposure included in the attached document, so please let me know if you might like to take up any of those options.

    I look forward to hearing from you.
    With thanks
    Jacinta

  • Reply Jessica Sadeler February 9, 2016 at 6:21 am

    Hi Jen,

    we would like to feature two of your products in our German equestrian magazine EQUISTYLE. Could you provide me with high resolution images (300 dpi) of the following items:

    http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/personalized-house-sign-5-av-59-st-horse
    http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/barnwood-state-side-tables

    Many thanks for your help in advance and best wishes
    Jessica

  • Reply Roseanne Serowatka April 19, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Hello to Jessica and the Staff,
    I love your products!!! Sadly, I will no longer purchase from you due to the mix of purchasing power and politics. Please do not dictate what causes I should or should not support. I do not agree with Family Leave as paid since the cost for this will always trickle down to the consumer. How families choose to live their lives should not be dictated by government but by personal choice. Choosing to have children is a personal choice and possibly— by make less expensive shopping choice— you might have enough financial backing to raise your children without outside funding:<( R

    • Reply Marisa April 20, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      Thank you for reaching out. We’re glad you love our products, and truly sorry to see you go. We definitely don’t want to dictate what causes our customers should support. We do want to help people become informed of some of the issues we care about (if they want to), so they can make their own decisions.
      There are a lot of businesses that solely focus on profit, and while we certainly do that well, we also want to be a business that has a positive impact on people and our planet.
      That’s why it’s important to us to offer paid family leave to our employees and a starting wage that is 100% above the federal minimum, and why we’ve donated more than $1 million to nonprofits around the globe through our Better to Give program. If we did not take a stand when it came to cause we believe in, we would not be true to our values as a business. Again, thank you for taking the time to contact us, and if you have any further questions or feedback, please email us at feedback@uncommongoods.com.

  • Reply Katie Bianco June 16, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Hi Jennifer,

    I’m an editor with Sous-Vide Magazine (http://www.sousvidemagazine.com/) and we’re putting together our Holiday 2017 gift guide. Could you reach out to me? We’d like to consider a few products available on your website?

    Thanks!

    Katie

  • Reply Jen Birkhofer October 31, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Hi Jen,

    I’m from TODAY.com and we’re doing a holiday gift guide in which we wanted to feature a few items from UnCommon Goods. Can you email me at your earliest convenience?

    Jen Birkhofer

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