Name: Maureen Vazquez
Title: Founder, Creative Director
Lives in: San Luis Obispo, CA
How many kids? Ages?: Atticus, 6, Eleanor, 5, Ike, 3, Indiana, 1
About Me: I'm a mom to four little kids, who has lived in the world's greatest cities and took a sabbatical from urban life to run a subscription sticker club, Pipsticks. Though I desperately miss the energy, diversity and people of NYC and London, I'm now able to focus on motherhood and business without having to also find socks for six of us to wear every day (which literally almost put me over the edge). I am a graphic designer and created my dream job - I now run a great little studio with fun people, and I get to open massive boxes filled with stickers on a regular basis (I totally would have peed my pants if you had told me this would be my job when I was 8 years old).
What are your skills?: Marketing, Advertising, Photography, Writing
What is your education?: I studied art and design at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA
Interested in: Business, Collaboration, Sponsorship, Mentorship
Other interests: I have a lot of them, though unfortunately I don't have a chance to DO many of them these days: Cooking, eating, crafting, travel, entertaining, yoga, bridge
Why do you want to be a part of heymama?: I've had the luxury of living most of my adulthood in amazing cities: San Francisco, New York, London. I've recently moved to a small town on the central coast of California and am really missing the access I had to other fast paced, driven women. I'm excited about the opportunity to connect with other women like me around the world.
What are your brand goals for this year?: We've been able to reach adult sticker lovers quite easily, but have found moms to be a tougher market. I'll be dedicating more resources to making Pipsticks something that moms are sharing with one another as their saving grace when it comes to kids subscriptions and gifts. PR is also on our list of to-dos with hopes of getting press from parenting media.
Words you live by/quotes you love: You be you.
Best advice you’ve ever been given?: My mom always said "you can do everything, just not all at once". Every time I'm frustrated by the numbers of hours in a day, I think of this. Oh, and "always say please and thank you."