I think of our customers as my friends and if we are going to be friends, then you should get to know me better. I love reading fun facts about people so I've added a few of my own for you!
1. Do you have a nickname?
Yes! Cody (My husband) calls me Muffin. It's been my nickname since about 2008. Now several of our friends call me that as well. I know if Cody says "Rikki", he's either grouchy or stressed out about something, so 90% of the time my name is "Muffin".
2. Where did you grow up?
In Pocatello, Idaho. It's about 4 hours from where we live, so luckily it's an easy commute to go home to see my family.
3. Do you have siblings?
Yes! One younger brother who lives in Seattle, WA.
4. What activities did you do in High School?
I competed in high school rodeo...all five events (Goat tying, Breakaway roping, barrel racing, pole bending and team roping). Most of my nights were spent at the practice barn to get ready for rodeo season.
I was also a very active FFA member. Holding club offices, district offices and competing in several FFA competitions.
5. Where did you go to college?
I started my college career at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls (Associates in Ag Business), then transferred to the University of Idaho in Moscow! GO VANDALS!
6. What activities did you do in college?
hmmmm....corner club? :) I have always been a "fun haver". Those of us in Moscow frequented $1.50 keg beers at the Corner Club. Those were the days...I have classed it up a little since then. I was also active as an Ag Ambassador for our College and a peer advisor and participated in the Collegiate FFA program.
7. What degree's did you get in college?
I earned an Associates Degree at the College of Southern Idaho, a Bachelors degree in Animal Science at the University of Idaho and a Masters degree in Agriculture Education at the University of Idaho.
8. What was your first job after college?
I worked as a Recruitment Coordinator for Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, OR.
9. What kind of music do you like?
I'm a country girl. Miranda is one of my best friends (she doesn't know this yet, but maybe someday :)). I love 90's classics, 80's country, and little bit of rock n roll. I'm pretty well-rounded when it comes to the tunes.
10. What is one hobby that you'd love to pursue?
To learn to play guitar. I've always secretly wanted to learn, I've yet to actually do this. My daughter just got a guitar for Christmas so I'm currently living through her on this one. :)
11. What is the biggest project on your to-do list?
Building a successful online boutique and hat business. I know this is broad, but it's our BIG goal. We work everyday towards this.
12. Have you traveled outside the country? Where to?
Yes! Honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta! Best Vacation ever!
13. What is your current job?
I work full-time as an Agriculture Extension Educator for the University of Idaho. I teach small-acreage classes and farm finance classes.
I'm a Mama to two little girls and a full-time boutique boss! I'm a little bit busy!
14. What is something unique about you?
I always win at the Idaho license plate game...(I know every county in Idaho by heart and have them memorized in alphabetical order). It started in the 4th grade and for some reason it's a weird obsession of mine. I'm a nerd and I must really LOVE Idaho.
15. What is your daily routine?
My day's are so busy! I workout in the mornings, take Rae to school or both girls to daycare. Go to work all day then pick girls up and head home to be a Mom/wife. Later in the evenings I work on scheduling posts, packaging orders, adding inventory on the website, etc. etc. I work lots of hours, but it's all been worth it!.
16. Do you have any irrational fears?
Fire! I'm so afraid to start a fire, be next to a fire, etc. I'm starting to overcome this, but it's a slow process.
17. What is one goal you have for the New Year?
Read 20 books and take my girls on a real vacation.