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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Rachel Orlow

September 1, 2015

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Rachel Orlow – UncommonGoods Photographer, Creative

My hometown is…
Malvern, PA.

I’m inspired by…
Trying to see the world in a way different from others.

An uncommon fact about me is…
I was a state level field hockey player in high school.

The most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen is…
The Duomo in Florence, Italy.

If I could travel back in time, I’d…
Study with the Impressionist painters.

My guilty pleasure is…
Salted caramel anything.

The best luck I’ve had in my life so far was…
Landing my first job in NYC.

A tune I love so much that I played it until I was sick of it…
Skinny Love by Bon Iver.

If I could learn anything, it would be…
To go to culinary school.

What I love about working in Creative is…
Every day is different from the last.

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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Julie Weeber

August 22, 2015

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Julie Weeber, UncommonGoods Payroll and Benefits Manager

My hometown…
Pittsburgh, PA. (Yoi!)

I’m inspired by…
Ballet.

My style is…
Dollhouse punk rock?

If I won the lottery, I’d…
Be happy.

My guilty pleasure is…
Slurpees.

The best gift I’ve ever given is…
Four Elwood the Unicorn mugs. FOUR.

In high school, I was a (nerd, geek, jock, stoner, popular kid, prodigy, academic achiever, drama kid, arty kid, juvenile delinquent, mean girl/guy, goth, student body president, name your type)…
Straight edge vegan punk kid.

If I could travel back in time, I’d…
High five Nikola Tesla. Alternating current; very cool, much appreciated.

An uncommon fact about me…
My superpower is visually identifying whether or not ketchup is produced by Heinz.

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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Kat Guerrero

August 20, 2015

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Kat Guerrero, UncommonGoods Planner

My hometown…
Temecula, CA. This is actually a place where the Real Housewives go on their wine vacations…. Might be why I went so far away!

I’m inspired by…
All of the wonderful things you can do with Excel.

When I was a kid, my favorite television program was…
Batman. Amazing because he is pretty much the only super hero who is still “super” without special powers. I would want to be Robin. Batman has too much responsibility and I’d rather ride a motorcycle.

If I could learn to do one thing perfectly, it would be…
Make ice cream.

My favorite place to go in New York City is…
Mikey Likes It Ice Cream, in the East Village.

In my next life, I want to come back as…
An extremely successful ice cream shop owner.

An uncommon fact about me…
I’ve met an elephant.

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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Robert Colon

August 13, 2015

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Robert Colon – UncommonGoods Operations Associate

My hometown…
Brooklyn, NY.

If I could meet anyone, living or not, I would choose…
Al Pacino.

If I could become an expert on one thing that I’m not already, it would be…
Playing darts.

Within the next 10 years, I hope to be…
Retired.

An uncommon fact about me…
I’ve only had three jobs in my lifetime, and one of them was for 35 years.

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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Ed Morales

August 12, 2015

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Ed Morales – UncommonGoods Operations Associate

My hometown…
Brooklyn, NY

I’m inspired by…
Anyone with a disability. They still get up to do what they have to do like going to work, driving, exercising, living life, etc.

My favorite process in the UncommonGoods warehouse is…
Learning everything I can about the warehouse operation.

When I’m not working, I’m probably…
Enjoying the day off with my family and friends.

I’m stubborn about…
Nothing.

The accomplishment I’m most proud of is…
Becoming a good father and a good man.

An uncommon fact about me…
I was shot in the leg when I was fifteen. Till this day I don’t know who did it. I have the scar to remind me of that day. P.s. I wasn’t a bad kid, if you’re wondering.

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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Megan Stickel

August 8, 2015

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Megan Stickel, UncommonGoods Associate Buyer, Children & Desktop

My hometown…
Phillipsburg, NJ – known for having one of the oldest football rivalries in the country with neighboring Easton, PA. I never went to a single game but apparently it’s a big deal.

An uncommon fact about me…
I enjoy doing chores. Mowing the lawn has always been a favorite and I find weed whacking to be especially satisfying and fun.

My guilty pleasure is…
Having too many cats.

I’m passionate about…
Tacos.

The most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen is…
It’s a toss-up between the Great Ocean Road in Australia and Bjork at ACL (Austin City Limits) in 2007.

My favorite place to eat in New York City is…
Too many places! I really love this Korean place called Hangawi where you have to take your shoes off. Other favorites are Candle Café, Champs Diner, and Angelica Kitchen.

When I’m not working, I’m probably…
Obsessively cleaning my apartment. Once I finish with that, I usually like to hang out on this random stoop with my friends – sounds lame but it’s actually perfect because none of us live there, so people just come and go as they please. No commitment!

My relationship with Mother Nature is…
I love the outdoors. I grew up in a very rural area and spent a lot of time hiking in the woods, playing in streams, and riding bikes up very steep hills. I love animals and have very strong feelings on how humans use them. I think that a lot of people are beginning to open their eyes to the truths of this as well as how we treat the environment – and that’s a great thing.

If I won the lottery, I’d…
Open a massive animal sanctuary! Also, buy a bunch soft-serve ice cream machines and open a fully vegan/non-dairy mini version of something like 16 Handles.

My style is…
Mmmm, I don’t know. I’m pretty simple and just want to be comfortable and boring. Whenever I buy something that’s not basic, I end up having no clue how to wear it and it just sits in my closet. I wish I could pull more things off!

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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Delia Arteaga

August 4, 2015

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Delia Arteaga, Head of Recruitment

Describe yourself in 3 words.
Talkative, charming, and warm.

I’m inspired by…
People being kind to each other and animals.

My favorite thing about working in Recruiting is…
I LOVE seeing people grow into their careers and the feeling of calling someone to say ‘You got the job!!’ is extremely rewarding.

My guilty pleasures are…
My couch, Ben & Jerry’s, and Netflix.

An uncommon fact about me…
I was born in Lima, Peru but grew up speaking German.

Something that always makes me laugh…
My family – both human and animal.

Working at UncommonGoods, I’ve learned…
That leadership does not have to be intimidating, we have some incredibly down to Earth and kind leaders here.

Where did you grow up and why aren’t you there now?
My country was going through domestic terrorism and my parents wanted my sister and I to have an opportunity at a normal childhood. They gave up their careers, our home, friends, and family and started over in the US. My parents are my heroes.

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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Arnold McMayo

July 30, 2015

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Arnold McMayo – UncommonGoods Operations Team Lead

My hometown….
Port of Spain, Trinidad

I’m inspired by…
Success.

My favorite process in the UncommonGoods warehouse is…
Completing an order and getting it out the warehouse.

If any fictional character could be my best friend, I would choose….
John Wick.

Something that always relaxes me is…
Music.

My favorite place to eat in New York City is…
Grace Before Meals in Brooklyn

My style is…
All about comfort.

An uncommon fact about me…
I won the ‘Wittiest Person’ in my graduating high school class.

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