Name: Brooke Pollard
Company: Poncho + Parker
Lives In: Brooklyn, NYC
About Me: After over 10 years of planning elaborate events in NYC, I gave birth to my greatest event, my son Gray. I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would ever leave my thriving career to be a mom. After a significant loss the year before, my life changed and I decided to take an "extended maternity leave" and soak up what was right in front of me. After three of years of soaking up all the goodness of my kids, it was time to birth another baby, a new business. Poncho + Parker was born. Poncho + Parker (named after my baby girl Parker) is a beach poncho line for kids. This new venture has me stretching into a whole new industry and loving every second of it.
What are your skills?: Events
Where did you go to school?: University of Florida
Interested in: Business, Collaboration, Mentorship, Mentoring, Friendship, Play dates, Networking, Inspiration
Personal passions, charities or hobbies you love?: I love good food. I love to talk good food, cook good food and eat good food. Growing up a dancer, I have a passion for the arts, particularly modern dance. I love to plan a party, every single bit of it.
Why do you want to be a part of heymama?: Eager to join a community where I can stay connected to like-minded mamas who inspire, encourage and love each other.
What are your brand goals for this year?: Our main goal is to gain awareness in our target market through social media influencers, press and community.
Words you live by/quotes you love?: She has fire in her soul and grace in her heart.
What consumes your mind controls your life.
She took the leap and built her wings on the way down.
What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?: Just do it.
What is something that people would be surprised to know about you?: I've been skydiving (and won't be going again).
If you could tell your 20 year old self one thing, what would it be?: HAVE MORE FUN!