Our Staff: (l-r) Darren Roberts, founder Susan Smith, Roman Franklin,
Amanda Hernandez, and Crystal Roberts. (Not pictured: Maria Camila Restrepo)
What do you do here at LooptyHoops? I’m sort of a jack-of-all-trades here. My main responsibility is managing the inventory and providing customer service. What’s your favorite part of the job? I love helping customers find the perfect pair of hoops for them or a loved one. It makes me happy to help someone acquire a piece of jewelry that they will cherish for years to come. Where are you from originally? I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. I moved to Philadelphia about nine years ago. What do you like to do outside of work? I love practicing playing keyboard, catching up on my favorite TV shows, and taking long, leisurely baths. If you were an animal, what kind would you be? I’d be a panda, which is actually a nickname some of my friends call me. They’re cuddly, and love sleeping and eating all day. What’s your favorite TV show? The Simpsons. I’ve been watching it since I was a kid and the episodes always make me laugh. What's your favorite food? Pasta. I love cooking my own homemade pasta sauce. It’s so easy and better than using sauce that comes in a jar. And what’s your favorite LooptyHoops earring? Our most popular one, the 1mm 14K gold endless hoop. It’s so versatile, comes in several sizes and gold colors, and can be worn in so many ways, including as a cartilage piercing or nose piercing.
Maria Camila Restrepo
What do you do here at LooptyHoops? I am responsible for sending customer emails once they place an order, receive their order, or want to return their order. What’s your favorite part of the job? That I am able to work from home. This means that I can be anywhere in the world and still be able to complete my job. As someone who travels frequently, this is a dream job. Where are you from originally? I was originally born in Colombia (South America) and moved to the United States when I was four. Do you have any pets? I have two dogs, Sammy and Milo. What’s something most people don’t know about you? When I was younger, I used to act on a Colombian soap opera called El Cartel de los Sapos. My uncle is also Alan Arkin, who played a role in movies like Little Miss Sunshine and Argo. What do you like to do outside of work? I really enjoy hiking and traveling. I had just gotten back from Colombia, Morocco, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, England, Spain, Italy, and France about two weeks ago. I am planning my next trip to the Middle East. If you were an animal, what kind would you be? I would be a lion, because they have no choice but to get back up after they fail. What’s your favorite LooptyHoops earring? I really enjoy anything rose gold.