Our Staff

Darren

What do you do here at LooptyHoops? I'm in the shipping department, and I handle newsletters and a few other odds and ends. Also, being the oldest member of the staff, I bring much-needed demographic balance to the office. What’s your favorite part of the job? I love the opportunities to be creative, whether it's in newsletters, blogs, or elsewhere. In my other job, I'm a fake patient for medical students to diagnose, and I spend all day in a hospital gown saying the same things over and over and over. So it's very gratifying to have a creative outlet here. And keep my clothes on. Well, so far... Where are you from originally? I'm from Southern California. I grew up around Knott's Berry Farm and as an adult lived in Hollywood. I moved to the East Coast about twelve years ago, and Philadelphia about three. Do you have any pets? I have a bluetick coonhound named Daisy Mae. She is, literally, the Best! Dog! In the World! She is a very good girl. What's something most people don't know about you? I once called in to a radio station to request a song and won $5,000. Thanks, Madonna! Favorite movie? Empire Strikes Back, of course. What’s your favorite LooptyHoops earring? Well, I don't wear earrings anymore, but when I did they were always hoops. Butch, manly hoops.

 

Emily

What do you do here at LooptyHoops? I work mostly in the shipping department. What’s your favorite part of the job? I love playing with earrings and getting to listen to my audio books! Where are you from originally? Sublimity, Oregon. Do you have any kids? Any pets? I have a husband, two daughters, and two cats. The husband is John, the daughters are Izzy (pictured) and Peach, and the cats are Luna and Perdy. What's something most people don't know about you? That I was homeschooled and started college at 16 as a result. Any hobbies? I am an avid quilter, spinner, knitter, and occasional crocheter. I also really love vintage and antique sewing machines. I do most of my sewing on a treadle sewing machine. It is very satisfying to me to be the one controlling the machine. If you were a bird, what kind would you be? I would be an African Grey Parrot. I loved Doctor Doolittle growing up, and I thought that Polynesia was really neat - her ability to speak pretty much all the animal languages and how she was able to teach the Doctor. And if you were a pickle..? A perfectly valid question. I much prefer dill. I can't stand sweet pickles. What's your favorite movie? The Back to the Future Trilogy (although my favorite is the third). And finally, Emily, what’s your favorite LooptyHoops earring? I really like the yellow gold hoops with the leaves engraved in them.

 

Heidi

What do you do here? A little of this, a little of that. What’s your favorite part of the job? So far...shipping. I love all the stickers. Do you have any kids? Any pets? One kid, one dog. What’s something most people don’t know about you? I'm an ordained minister. What do you like to do outside of work? I sing in a band, act in community theater plays and musicals whenever I can, read obsessively, and sell used LP records.. If you were an animal, what kind would you be? I would be a narwhal, because that's pretty darn close to a unicorn. And if you were a donut...? I would be a donut with sprinkles. Because sprinkles. So far, what’s your favorite LooptyHoops earring? It's a popular one. A simple white gold endless hoop. And finally, is there a question you want to ask? What do you call an alligator wearing a vest? I don't know. An investigator! This interview is over. 

  

Michael

What do you do here at LooptyHoops? I take pictures of our jewelry to show quality and on models to show customers how our products might fit their attire. What’s your favorite part of the job? Lighting products and preparing images for web uploading. Where are you from originally? Northeast Pennsylvania. What's something most people don't know about you? I raced motorcycles when I was much younger. Wow. What do you do outside of work? I teach photography and I enjoy gardening, so I completed the Penn State Master Gardener program in 2015. What's your favorite movie? Avatar. TV Show? Nova. Food? Homemade mac and cheese. Oh that sounds so good! And finally, if you could be any animal, what would it be? A musk ox.

 

Roman

What do you do here at LooptyHoops, Roman? I mostly help package and ship earrings, and I also do some other exciting clerical activities from time to time. What’s your favorite part of the job? My favorite part of the job is when I make it through an order without accidentally putting the wrong sticker on something and having to go back and fix it. In fact, I love it so much that I NEVER make those mistakes!! Where are you from originally? Washington, DC. Do you have any kids? Any pets? No, I don’t have any kids. I don’t care what that court order says. I mean, no, I don’t have any kids or pets, but I would like to have an enormous lizard at some point in my life. Have a favorite movie? My favorite movie is Mulholland Dr. for a variety of reasons that are too complex to go into detail about, but basically it hits all the right notes for me. If you were an donut, what kind would you be? Apple Crumb, because I just ate one and I can’t stop thinking about how delicious it was. What’s your favorite LooptyHoops earring? It’s hard to say since I don’t have pierced ears and don’t wear earrings, but I certainly like the gold, round ones.

 

2017 LooptyHoops Holiday Luncheon (r-l): Darren, Amanda, Roman, Susan, Grace, Crystal, and Emily. (Not pictured: Heidi and Michael)