TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR ROLE AT THE WALKING CRADLE COMPANY.
I work in Product Fulfillment as the sole processor for all FedEx drop-ships – which involves pulling, packing, and shipping the shoes to our wonderful customers!
I am also the Warehouse Returns Manager – which involves processing the inbound return shipments from our vendors and web-site customers.
In addition, I also play a huge role in receiving new products as they arrive from [our factories in] either Brazil or Ethiopia. They arrive on a giant container, which we unload and unpack as a team. It can be back-breaking work, but is essential to the business. Once the shoes are unboxed, I help find a temporary home for them on the warehouse shelves until they find a good home on your feet!
TELL A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHAT YOU ENJOY OUTSIDE OF WORK HOURS.
The simple life is the good life. I am a proud Mother of 3 children and Grandmother of 2 beautiful grandchildren. I also have 6 sisters and 3 brothers who are all married with children of their own. We are one big happy family that loves spending time together! Currently, I am in the process of helping plan my youngest daughter’s 21st birthday celebration! Coincidentally, today is my birthday! I look forward to spending time with my family on this special day!
TELL US ABOUT ANOTHER WOMAN WHO HAS PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN YOUR LIFE AND WHY.
One of the women who has played the biggest role in my life is my Mother. She overcame many struggles in her own life, which taught me and my sisters to be self-sufficient, independent and our own tribe of warriors.
IF YOU COULD GIVE ANY ADVICE TO YOUR YOUNGER SELF, WHAT WOULD THAT BE?
Never give up on your dreams. Life WILL get better. Chin up! You can’t have a rainbow without a storm!
BEFORE WORKING AT WALKING CRADLES, DID YOU CONSIDER THE IMPORTANCE OF SHOES FITTING PROPERLY AND COMFORTABLY? IF YES, WHEN AND WHERE DID YOU LEARN THIS VALUABLE INFORMATION. IF NO, TELL US HOW IT HAS CHANGED YOUR THOUGHTS ON FOOTWEAR?
Yes, I’ve always known to wear proper fitting footwear. I learned this from my Grandparents. However, I did not realize before working at Walking Cradles that there were so many different widths available to men and women. I think a lot of people don’t realize this, which is why they wear ill-fitting shoes.
Stop! Get your foot measured and wear Walking Cradles instead! Your body will thank you!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WALKING CRADLES SHOE AND WHY?
For me, it’s a toss between the Valerie & the Orleans in tie-dye. I love sporting these shoes and have already gotten compliments while running errands. The Orleans is great; it’s a slip-on sneaker that can be worn with anything and practically anywhere! As you can see, they are so comfortable, that I can wear them all day at work, while I’m busy working around the warehouse!
The Valerie is a great sandal—If you plan to be out all day in the sun, you are sure to be comfortable (and cute) while wearing them! My daughter Haley also has two pairs of the Valerie that she loves!!!
– Walking Cradles thanks Terri for the exceptional work she does here and for the example she sets for women everywhere. Terri has been an essential asset to our company for so many years...we are so very lucky to have her and we all wish her a very Happy Birthday!
Join us tomorrow, March 13, to meet another fabulous female who makes things happen at Walking Cradles!
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