TEAM:

Alex Matisse Founder/Owner/CEO/Potter Hometown: Groton, MA Starsign: Taurus Best piece of advice you've ever received:  Those who matter don’t care, and those who care don’t matter. Favorite way to relax:  Making chicken soup. Most beautiful place you've ever visited:  Some forgotten lake in the High Sierras near Lone Pine California. Earliest childhood memory: Fishing for fingerling trout with a hand line in the brook next to my grandparents farm in Vermont- then taking them up to the house in a wicker creel and frying them whole in butter.

Alex Matisse

Founder/Owner/CEO/Potter

Hometown: Groton, MA
Starsign: Taurus
Best piece of advice you've ever received:  Those who matter don’t care, and those who care don’t matter.
Favorite way to relax:  Making chicken soup.
Most beautiful place you've ever visited:  Some forgotten lake in the High Sierras near Lone Pine California.
Earliest childhood memory: Fishing for fingerling trout with a hand line in the brook next to my grandparents farm in Vermont- then taking them up to the house in a wicker creel and frying them whole in butter.

Connie Matisee Founder/Owner/ Director Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Starsign: Libra-Scorpio Cusp If I could have dinner with one person, alive or dead: Vladimir Nabokov, we’d talk about feelings and eat soft boiled eggs and Champagne.  Best advice you've ever received? Did/do you take it?  Always pack your bathing suit, just in case. Yes, religiously.  What's your favorite way to relax: Being in water; cooking. Best gift you've ever received: The most beautiful articulated, gold, upper arm cuff in the shape of a snake that looks straight from the jewelry case of Cleopatra, from Alex, of course, who knows my taste as well as I do. Most beautiful place you've ever visited: Catalina Island   Earliest childhood memory:  Kissing a boy named Adam behind a big stack of pumpkins in pre-school and getting in real big trouble for it. Favorite part about working at East Fork: The red carpet events, the fame, the fortune. 

Connie Matisee

Founder/Owner/ Director

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Starsign: Libra-Scorpio Cusp
If I could have dinner with one person, alive or dead: Vladimir Nabokov, we’d talk about feelings and eat soft boiled eggs and Champagne.  Best advice you've ever received? Did/do you take it?  Always pack your bathing suit, just in case. Yes, religiously. 
What's your favorite way to relax: Being in water; cooking. Best gift you've ever received: The most beautiful articulated, gold, upper arm cuff in the shape of a snake that looks straight from the jewelry case of Cleopatra, from Alex, of course, who knows my taste as well as I do.
Most beautiful place you've ever visited: Catalina Island   Earliest childhood memory:  Kissing a boy named Adam behind a big stack of pumpkins in pre-school and getting in real big trouble for it.
Favorite part about working at East Fork: The red carpet events, the fame, the fortune. 

John Vigeland Owner/Director of Finance + Operations/Potter Home Town: Fort Worth, TX Starsign: Virgo If I could have dinner with one person: it would be you, dear reader, we would talk about your relationship with you mother and drink some kermit lynch wine.  In the Biopic of my Life: I would be played by Daniel Day-Lewis and the title song on the soundtrack would be Bill Withers, Use Me.  Favorite way to relax: I prefer to be nervous. Earliest childhood memory:  Eating pecans under a tree during recess at preschool with my buddy Pete.  Favorite part about working at East Fork: I don't work at East Fork, I play here.

John Vigeland

Owner/Director of Finance + Operations/Potter

Home Town: Fort Worth, TX
Starsign: Virgo
If I could have dinner with one person: it would be you, dear reader, we would talk about your relationship with you mother and drink some kermit lynch wine. 
In the Biopic of my Life: I would be played by Daniel Day-Lewis and the title song on the soundtrack would be Bill Withers, Use Me. 
Favorite way to relax: I prefer to be nervous.
Earliest childhood memory:  Eating pecans under a tree during recess at preschool with my buddy Pete. 
Favorite part about working at East Fork: I don't work at East Fork, I play here.

 
Amanda Holloman-Cook Production Lead/Order Fulfillment/Potter Hometown: Dacula, Ga.  Starsign: Taurus The most beautiful place I’ve ever visited is: Muir Woods I like to relax by: reading graphic novels Earliest Childhood Memory: When we moved to the house I primarily grew up in, I couldn't find the bathroom in the house so I wandered outside in the middle of the night. Most thoughtful gift I’ve ever received: a necklace with my mom and my grandma’s engagement rings on the chain from my mom on my wedding. 

Amanda Holloman-Cook

Production Lead/Order Fulfillment/Potter

Hometown: Dacula, Ga. 
Starsign: Taurus
The most beautiful place I’ve ever visited is: Muir Woods
I like to relax by: reading graphic novels
Earliest Childhood Memory: When we moved to the house I primarily grew up in, I couldn't find the bathroom in the house so I wandered outside in the middle of the night.
Most thoughtful gift I’ve ever received: a necklace with my mom and my grandma’s engagement rings on the chain from my mom on my wedding. 

Kyle Crowder Glaze Chemist/Potter Hometown: Kansas City, MO Starsign: Scorpio In the Biopic of my life:  I would be played by Patrick swayze, and the title song of the soundtrack would be Girlfriend by Robyn The best advice I ever received was: Never complain about something you’re not trying change. Sometimes I take it. I de-stress with: a dense glaze chem book Most beautiful place I’ve ever been: Certaldo, Italy Earliest childhood memory: Learning to ride a bike and crashing into a light pole but being too excited about my success to care. Favorite thing about working at East Fork: Having a whole crew of people to laugh at puns with.

Kyle Crowder

Glaze Chemist/Potter

Hometown: Kansas City, MO
Starsign: Scorpio
In the Biopic of my life:  I would be played by Patrick swayze, and the title song of the soundtrack would be Girlfriend by Robyn
The best advice I ever received was: Never complain about something you’re not trying change. Sometimes I take it.
I de-stress with: a dense glaze chem book
Most beautiful place I’ve ever been: Certaldo, Italy
Earliest childhood memory: Learning to ride a bike and crashing into a light pole but being too excited about my success to care.
Favorite thing about working at East Fork: Having a whole crew of people to laugh at puns with.

Thomas Cook Controller Hometown: Dacula, GA. Aries If I could have dinner with one person, alive or dead: Carl Sagan, we would talk about his novel Contact and we would drink red wine. Most beautiful place you've ever visited:  Montreaux, Switzerland. Earliest childhood memory:  When I was two years old I managed to get locked in my moms car during the summer. Firefighters, EMS and the police all managed to arrive before the locksmith did. The firefighters wanted to spray the car down with water to cool it off while the police and my parents desperately tried to motion to me how to unlock the door. Favorite part about working at East Fork:  I enjoy working around a group of creative people where I can do something I enjoy and thrive at - it's not often you can do something stereotypically boring such as bookkeeping but with an awesome company.  

Thomas Cook

Controller

Hometown: Dacula, GA. Aries
If I could have dinner with one person, alive or dead: Carl Sagan, we would talk about his novel Contact and we would drink red wine.
Most beautiful place you've ever visited:  Montreaux, Switzerland.
Earliest childhood memory:  When I was two years old I managed to get locked in my moms car during the summer. Firefighters, EMS and the police all managed to arrive before the locksmith did. The
firefighters wanted to spray the car down with water to cool it off while the police and my parents desperately tried to motion to me how to unlock the door.
Favorite part about working at East Fork:  I enjoy working around a group of creative people where I can do something I enjoy and thrive at - it's
not often you can do something stereotypically boring such as bookkeeping but with an awesome company.

 

 
Max Adams Production Assistant/Potter Hometown: Franklin, MI Starsign: $aggitarius. If I could have dinner with one person: Fyodor Dostoevsky, and we would talk about  Russian Orthodoxy,  and eat Totino's Pizza Rolls. Most beautiful place:  the shores of Lake Michigan off of Harbor Springs. Favorite part about working at East Fork: like when we just laugh and laugh and laugh.    

Max Adams

Production Assistant/Potter

Hometown: Franklin, MI
Starsign: $aggitarius.
If I could have dinner with one person: Fyodor Dostoevsky, and we would talk about  Russian Orthodoxy,  and eat Totino's Pizza Rolls.
Most beautiful place:  the shores of Lake Michigan off of Harbor Springs.
Favorite part about working at East Fork: like when we just laugh and laugh and laugh.

 

 

Sarah Walters Sales Associate Hometown: Hendersonville, NC Starsign: Taurus Best gift you’ve received:  A sewing machine, it was a college graduation gift from my parents.   Most Beautiful place I've ever seen:  Where we live is quite beautiful...almost everyday I think about this.  Earliest Childhood Memory:  Rocking my sister Katie when she came home from the hospital, I was almost two. Best part about working at East Fork:  The other nice and cool people who are a part of East Fork.  However, the community lunch seems to be pretty awesome too - although, that won't remain, perhaps at the store we'll create our own traditions and rhythms.  

Sarah Walters

Sales Associate

Hometown: Hendersonville, NC
Starsign: Taurus
Best gift you’ve received:  A sewing machine, it was a college graduation gift from my parents.  
Most Beautiful place I've ever seen:  Where we live is quite beautiful...almost everyday I think about this. 
Earliest Childhood Memory:  Rocking my sister Katie when she came home from the hospital, I was almost two.
Best part about working at East Fork:  The other nice and cool people who are a part of East Fork.  However, the community lunch seems to be pretty awesome too - although, that won't remain, perhaps at the store we'll create our own traditions and rhythms.

 

Erin Hawley Sales Associate Hometown: Raleigh, NC Starsign: Aries Favorite way to relax:  Cooking dinner for my nearest and dearest, preferably in the summertime. Best gift you've ever received:  Any jewelry I've ever gotten from my grandmother. I have something on of her's everyday.  Most beautiful place you've ever visited: The Swiss Alps.  The first few days, there was a complete whiteout blizzard; you couldn't even see your hand in front of your face. On the last morning we were there, the heavens parted, making the scenery all the more beautiful.   Earliest childhood memory:  Being on the beach with my family, organizing my seashells.   

Erin Hawley

Sales Associate

Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Starsign: Aries
Favorite way to relax:  Cooking dinner for my nearest and dearest, preferably in the summertime.
Best gift you've ever received:  Any jewelry I've ever gotten from my grandmother. I have something on of her's everyday. 
Most beautiful place you've ever visited: The Swiss Alps.  The first few days, there was a complete whiteout blizzard; you couldn't even see your hand in front of your face. On the last morning we were there, the heavens parted, making the scenery all the more beautiful.  
Earliest childhood memory:  Being on the beach with my family, organizing my seashells. 

 

Vita Rose Matisse Lead Safety Supervisor/Workshop Forewoman Hometown: Asheville, NC Starsign: Cancer Best Advice you’ve been given: "Hey, let's poop in the potty instead of our pants" Do I ever take it?: No. Never.   Earliest Childhood Memory:  Hard tellin' not knowin'. I de-stress with: bubble baths, quality time with my friends. 

Vita Rose Matisse

Lead Safety Supervisor/Workshop Forewoman

Hometown: Asheville, NC
Starsign: Cancer Best Advice you’ve been given: "Hey, let's poop in the potty instead of our pants" Do I ever take it?: No. Never.  
Earliest Childhood Memory:  Hard tellin' not knowin'. I de-stress with: bubble baths, quality time with my friends. 

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