Bree is a mom of two who spends a lot of time outdoors, creating pieces of art with sidewalk chalk and hosting dance parties in her kitchen! She also enjoys traveling and photography.
Bree joined the promotional products industry in 2018 and was hooked ever since. Her second day on the job was on a flight to Vegas where she spent the week learning about the industry and immersing herself in products and brand strategies to make her clients look and feel like rock stars.
Causes You Support: Lewy Body Dementia Association, Wounded Warrior Project, Save The Children, Forgotten Harvest, United Way, American Red Cross, Detroit Dog Rescue, The Humane Society of the US, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Children’s Hospital, National Foundation for Cancer Research, Alzheimer’s Association, Toys for Tots
Favorite Quote(s): “The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.” – Elbert Hubbard. “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” – E.B. White
Favorite Promotional Product and Why: I feel this is not a fair question to ask passionate promo peeps! Personally, my favorite product is double-walled drinkware. Not only for the features of keeping your beverage hot or cold for an extended period of time, it is a great gift for employees, event attendees, clients, prospects and it allows your message to be carried on after the event.
Awards: PPAI Trained Advertising Specialist (2018), Best Smile (7th and 8th grade…)
What I want to be when I grow up: Do you ever drive through neighborhoods and see older generations sitting in likely their favorite spot, in their favorite chair, hopefully enjoying their favorite drink and favorite meal/dessert, wearing their favorite most comfortable shirt, and just taking in the day, nature, sounds, people passing by, reminiscing on life… peaceful and content is exactly what I want to be when I grow up.
Favorite moment: Becoming a mom has been my most favorite and rewarding moment in my life to date. I am very blessed with two amazing daughters who are my whole world.
Favorite Place to Travel: Nashville, TN, Traverse City, MI, and Malta are my favorite places to date. Still on my bucket list is Hawaii, Alaska and Ireland.
Funniest moment on the job: When I was pregnant, I was at a tradeshow and tried a new product from Maple Ridge Farms (MRF) – Bourbon Cordials. Let me remind you I was pregnant so I was very excited to see MRF at the event and of course didn’t read any labels… I just wanted to enjoy their beautiful display (for the baby of course). I instantly tasted the bourbon flavor after chewing through a mouth full of cordials and spit out the chocolate in front of the entire room as they were in the middle of a presentation. After everyone was done laughing, they shared it was a non-alcoholic treat but wanted to see my reaction first. That was a good one… the chocolates that is – highly recommend!
Dinner guest choice: I would do anything to have a meal with my grandmother again. I always enjoyed the way she would let me be unapologetically me, and then would share her wisdom gained through her experiences which taught me we’re all human, and life is what you make it and should be enjoyed in every way (especially through food!).