Regional Sales Manager
You know those people who can instantly pull you out of a funk with a one-line zinger that has you literally LOL’ing. Yep, MaryClaire is that girl: witty, super sharp, and comfortable in her own skin. Now that she’s joined our team, we just can’t imagine how we functioned without her. When she isn’t chatting it up with her clients and making their day undoubtedly more enjoyable, she's outdoors soaking in the fresh air and beauty of nature with her daughter and husband. Oh, and she's also a jewelry designer and maker. No wonder she’s the ultimate gem.
Domestic status: Married for 18 years to my hilarious, easy-on-the-eyes, and intrepid adventure partner. Fun fact? Our 3rd or 4th date ever we took off for Paris with open-ended flights, and backpacked across Europe for a month. When we ran out of money — and I mean all the way out — we came home. Everything seemed easy after that.
Walked down the aisle to: Wow. I have no idea. Not even a slight memory of this. Was there even an aisle? I was terrible at everything wedding-related, but had an amazing time. OutKast’s “Hey Ya!” was definitely our song.
Extracurricular activities: Inventing new homemade ice cream flavors, discovering secret trails, creating jewelry and small sculpture.
Proudest achievement: Hiking the entire 11-mile Na Pali coast of Kauai. I never thought I could do it, but I did the whole thing!
Most unrealistic life goal: Matching my socks. I just will never be that person. Anything else is possible.
Guilty pleasure: True crime podcasts (really all podcasts), The Great British Baking Show, and bourbon. Actually, I don’t quite feel guilty about any of these.
Childhood career choice: Archaeologist, until my brothers told me there would likely be snakes involved.
Staff person I turn to most often for help: Jessica—she lured me into #hoppylife (thank you, universe!) and always gives me amazing guidance/makes me laugh at myself.
Best premarital advice: “Say what you want.” It seems so easy, and yet I have to remind myself to do this, still, all the time.
Favorite Quote: “Perfection is the enemy of good.” (Just do it already!)
What I love most about my job: Have you seen this marvel of unicorns?! Each person is incredibly clever, kind, and true to who they are. I could never ask for more than that, and it’s something I am still in total awe of.