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Meet The Team: The Women (& Man!) Behind GB

Meet The Team: The Women (& Man!) Behind GB

Did you know that Get Back is owned and operated by a bunch of rad women? It's true! This International Women's Day, we want you to get to know the badass women (and dude--he's definitely outnumbered!) that show up every day to make Get Back the brand you know & love. 

 

Brenda

Operations Overlord

 

 

Q: What led you to Get Back Necklaces?  

A: My husband, Scott Gousha was the founder of Get Back in 1999! When he passed  away, Nick and I decided to continue.  

Q: What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?  

A: Don’t take ANYTHING personally. Everyone is just doing the best they can at any  given time.  

Q: Do you have a #StChrisStory? (eg. an interesting fact about where you got your first  St Christopher, what yours means to you, your favorite memory when you were wearing  one, a story about a time you gave one to someone else, etc)  

A: I have an old St. Christopher that my husband gave me when he was practicing his  etching skills on some plain back medals. It has our initials - SG + BG. It means a lot.  

Q: What do you love most about your team? 

A: I love their uniqueness and it seems like everyone has a pretty good sense of humor.  

Rapid Fire Questions:  

Favorite music genre/artist right now: Nujabes  

Early bird or night owl? Early bird 

Top destination on your must-travel list: Croatia, UK, New Zealand, more Mexico, our  new National Park in Virginia!  

Most used emoji: 🧡

Fav GB product: Our Small Orange/Mango St Chris! 

 

Maclaine

Customer Success Queen 

 

Q: What led you to Get Back Necklaces?

A: I was spending the summer before I graduated in California and I was looking for an internship that would be fun and flexible so I could not only grow as a student but spend my summer exploring San Diego!

Q: What energizes you/inspires you @ Get Back?

A: I love helping people and I get to do that all day long and interact with our customers first hand.

Q: What’s one of your favorite memories from the past year?

A:  Watching the bioluminescent waves last May in CA!

Q: What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?

A:  My mom told me to not do my homework once. I am definitely a rule follower and I usually have things done ahead of time. It kind of shocked me into realizing that life is more than just homework (or anything stressful).

Q: What’s one thing you’re learning now, and why is it important?

A: Lately I have been learning more about plants and caring for plants. It’s important to me so that I have something to do away from technology!

Rapid Fire Questions: 

Favorite music genre/artist right now: I have been obsessed with half alive

If you could only have 3 apps on your phone, what would they be? Spotify, Google Maps, and Twitter lately.

Most used emoji: The laughing face😂  (is this still cool to use?)

Fav GB product: The Itty Bitty Wave Ring

 

ROXY

Marketing Maven

Q: What led you to Get Back Necklaces?

A: I managed a surf shop on the boardwalk in New Jersey (shout out to Seventh Street!!) and did a lot of the jewelry buying. These necklaces sell like crazy over there so I would talk to Nick (the owner of GB) on the phone like every other week and we worked really well together. When it got time for me to move onto my next chapter, he was like, “Hey. Get Back?” And I was like, “Yep. Let’s go.”

Q: What energizes you/inspires you @ Get Back?

A: Hmmm, I think it’s that we are creating all of it. Everything we do behind the scenes, all the decisions, all the brainstorms, all the middle of the night realizations- it’s all manifesting into this thing that is Get Back. It’s been really awesome to watch that play out over the past couple years.

Q: What’s one of your favorite memories from the past year?

A: Oh, easy! I got engaged in October to the world’s greatest human while looking for shark teeth in the Outer Banks!

 Q: Do you have a #StChrisStory? 

A:  My dad’s name was Christopher and he traveled the world all over, when he passed my aunts and uncles all got St Christopher tattoos. I started working at a surf shop in college and when I saw these medallions, I couldn’t believe how much they immediately meant to me. Now, I work for Get Back and I feel like it’s all come full circle :)

Q: What do you love most about your team?

A: Gah. My team. They’re the most collaborative group of people I've ever worked with. We're always learning, growing, getting better- right alongside this amazing brand we love so much.

Rapid Fire Questions: 

Favorite music genre/artist right now: ooh Daniel Norgren all the way.

Dog or cat person? Dog! But I do have a cat named Bird and she’s the coolest :)

What book are you reading right now/this past year? Letters from a skeptic

Fav GB product: St Chris Surf Ring

Most used emoji: ✨

 

Carli 

Social Media Guru

 

 

Q: What led you to Get Back Necklaces?

A: My friend-turned-boss, Roxy! I used to work with her fiancé at a surf shop & he introduced me to Rox (thanks Dave!!). When I was looking to start a new chapter in life, Roxy was looking for an assistant, and I went for it! I went to school for fashion merchandising & had done a social media internship in the past, but it’s been YEARS so i’m still dusting off some cobwebs in my head-- and loving it!

Q: What’s one thing that surprised you about working @ Get Back?

A: How small the company is! There’s 7 of us & it’s so awesome to be a part of a company where each team member’s work & opinion matters & contributes to every little thing we do

Q: What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position/job?

A: That social media management is easy… it’s a GRIND, in the best way.

Q: Do you have a #StChrisStory? 

A: I recently had a friend pass away & brought some St. Chris’ home to friends that really needed them. Everyone was so thankful & now it feels like we’re all connected & safe, no matter what we’re doing/how far away we are from each other.

Q: What’s one thing you’re learning now, and why is it important?

A: I’m in full-on learning mode with the new job! I’m working on learning allll the ins and outs of social media, while getting to know all of our customers (who are the coolest, most creative, most positive people ever. Thankful for all of  you).

Rapid Fire Questions: 

Favorite music genre/artist right now: Arlo Parks - everything she does is *chef’s kiss*

Artists I’m forever loyal to: Odesza, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Frank Ocean, SZA, Chance the Rapper, A$AP Rocky...okay I think I'm done

If you could only have 3 apps on your phone, what would they be? Camera, Spotify, Maps

Top destination on your must-travel list: Portugal, but it changes allllll the time 

Most used emoji: 🙃 

Fav GB product: Gold Coin Necklace

 

Griselda

Warehouse Wonder Woman

Q: What led you to Get Back Necklaces?

A: I first started working for Scott (Nick’s dad) as a housekeeper over 20 years ago. He offered me a part-time job to work with him in the office after a while and I stayed forever. Now, I’ve managed and expanded the Warehouse Department from the ground up. I love GB.

Q: What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?

A: Nick told me one day to visualize what I want for my life. And really ever since, I’ve always gone for the things I want to achieve.

Q: What’s a trip that changed you & why?

A: When I went to the Grand Canyon. Hands down. Spending the nights under the stars and being surrounded with the amazing views all day were incredible. It confirmed for me that I love striving to achieve what I want.

Q: What’s one thing you’re learning now, and why is it important?

A: For now, my goal is to go back to school. It is important for me to speak English more fluently so I can continue to grow.

Rapid Fire Questions:

If you could only have 3 apps on your phone, what would they be? Netflix, YouTube, & Facebook!

Top destination on your must-travel list: Italy. Can’t wait!

Most used emoji: 🙄

Fav GB product: Bracelets

 

Anahi

Orders Fairy

Q: Do you have a #StChrisStory?

A: My first memory of Saint Christopher was that whenever my mom would take me to the office as a little girl, the previous owner Scott (Nick’s dad) would always offer me a medallion. My neighborhood friends and I put one of the necklaces into a time capsule when we were kids (and I now totally forget where it’s hidden) so I hope someday someone finds it and looks us up!!

Q: What’s one of your favorite memories from the past year?

A: Solo beach strolls have been my favorite part of quarantine. So calming :)

Q: What’s a trip that changed you & why?

A: A trip to Lake Tahoe a while back made me realize how important it is to pay attention to the simple things. I think it made me appreciate more of what's around me, especially the little memorable moments, rather than seeking what’s glamorous and extra.

Q: What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?

A: My Dad once told me not to give up, that there's always a solution to our problems in life.

 

Rapid Fire Questions:

Favorite music genre/artist right now: Classic Rock n Roll, Latin Rock, Jazz, Instrumental music

Dog or cat person? Dogs. Especially Wilson at the Get Back HQ.

Top destination on your must-travel list: New York!!

Most used emoji: 😂 💁✌🏼

Fav GB product: Earrings!

 

Nick

aka Boss Man

 

Q: What led you to Get Back Necklaces?

A: My Dad started the company and I got the opportunity to take it over in 2013!

Q: What energizes you/inspires you @ Get Back?

A: Copious amounts of coffee, green tea and water. THAT and feedback from customers that push us to continue improving and making sweet products that people all over the world can enjoy.

Q: Do you have a #StChrisStory?

A: My dad brought home the first batch of necklaces to start selling to surf shops. I remember him laying them all out on the kitchen table when I was about 7 years old. I swooped one and wore it every day and would hand them out to all of my friends at school.

Q: What’s one of your favorite memories from the past year?

A: Bringing on new GB staff! It’s always cool to find people with similar interests that genuinely care about our mission here and want to see this grow

Q: What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?

A: Hesitate and be lost. - Grandpa. Lifes short, you gotta make moves...NOW!

Rapid Fire Questions: 

Favorite music genre/artist right now: Indie Pop - Rhye

If you could only have 3 apps on your phone, what would they be? Camera, Calculator, Headspace

Top destination on your must-travel list: Japan

Fav GB product: Men's Collection 

 

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