Bryan is the face of and brains behind Foot Cardigan. He’s an eternal optimist, freakishly good at retaining statistics, and thinks web analytics are fun. Bryan was born in Oklahoma, schooled in Nashville, and lifed in Texas, but he’s actually a Europhile at heart. Which means he’s either obsessing over his garden (no. really.) or planning his next trip overseas in his spare time.
Tom has a PhD in public administration from the University of Texas and is a former employee of the U.S. government. As the only post-grad in the group, he’s often asked to speak slower and use smaller words. Tom wears many a hat around Foot Cardigan — from managing finances to making sure his kids provide plenty of drawings to use as wrapping paper.
Arguably one of the most talented members of the team, Matt is responsible for designing socks and developing the site. With a formal education in art and a career in building things for the web, he enjoys making the rest of us look bad by redesigning FootCardigan.com in a single evening. All while crushing people half his age at online gaming.
Lindsey oversees the creation of our socks from start to finish. She makes sure they arrive on time, the designs look right, works with manufacturers, and deals with customs. See? She’s truly a magical being. Lindsey moonlights as an amateur cat lady, but we’re suspicious that at least one of her cats is actually an animagus. To be determined.
Samuel was born one year before Taylor Swift in Burundi. He makes sure each pair of socks has a well-rounded breakfast and a hug before they’re shipped to their new home. Samuel might be Foot Cardigan’s smartest team member since he knows three different languages and the rest of us are lucky if we can speak English good.
Laura likes to celebrate the little things in life, like remembering to put eyeliner on both eyes in the morning. She writes words at Foot Cardigan, which means she hems and haws over silly things like “grammar” and “spelling.” Laura thinks it’s awkward that she has to write a short bio about herself. But here she is. Writing a short bio about herself.
Every day around 9:15 a.m., Ashaun shows us something she did that makes us all feel like we should go home and reassess our lives. She’s just. That. Good. It helps that she’s one of those people who can simultaneously be creative and controlled. Pshhh. Ashaun, why don’t you go redesign the entire FC office or something in 20 minutes? HAHA! Oh, wait. You already did that.
Tarek is a modern-day renaissance man. The guy can do origami, writes, and absolutely slaughters word searches. Lucky for us, he renaissances his way around our warehouse and makes sure socks go out on time. Before Foot Cardigan, Tarek worked for some company called Amazon. We haven’t heard of them, but will Google them later.
We love Ashley for lots of reasons. Her dog, Lady, for one. Her cheery attitude. The fact that she keeps said cheery attitude despite managing an office that some might call “unmanageable.” And because she keeps the Foot Cardigan hooligans in line while building an empire over at The Barcartist.
If there’s one place that needs some semblance of order, it’s Foot Cardigan. And if there’s one person that Foot Cardigan can’t live without, it’s Gretchen. She’s the FC operation’s righthand woman — making sure orders go out correctly, overseeing customer service, and doing whatever she has to do to keep us up and running.
Vanessa is exactly who you want talking to customers on a daily basis. She’s level-headed and thoughtful. Kind. Super smart. Vanessa is also a nurse and tells stories that are the things of nightmares. Seriously. Don’t even think about asking her what she did over the weekend while you’re eating your lunch.
Hope is affectionately referred to around the office as “the dreamcrusher” — mostly because she’s got a shrewd eye for what’ll work and what won’t. She’s not afraid to tell you (read: Bryan) if your idea is dumb, but she’ll do it all with a smile because she’s the nicest. Fun facts: Hope’s a vegetarian, can stand on her head for infinity, and hates Harry Potter. House Slytherin!
By day, Keaton accounts for every sock in the warehouse. By night, he spits hot fire and freestyles the freshest lyrics this side of the Red River. When he’s doing neither of those things, Keaton studies criminal justice in order to punish those with white socks and weak rhymes.
Sandrine was born in Burundi in East Africa and moved to Dallas in 2014. And we’re so glad she joined the FC fam when she did — because what did we ever do before her? She’s the calming presence our warehouse needs. So if you get socks in the mail and they make you feel all warm and fuzzy, it’s probably because Sandrine lovingly packaged them for you.
If you can find someone who doesn’t like Francis, let us know so we can punch them in the head. EVERYone likes Francis. And he makes Foot Cardigan a better place just by being here. Francis was born in Kenya and worked for a major company for 24 years before moving to Dallas. He loves gospel music and smooth jazz — and loves to cook.
Alex is the human version of a sprinkle donut. Every time you see her, you can’t help but smile and twirl with glee. Because of her sunshine and rainbows demeanor, she’s great at keeping our customers happy. Oh, and Alex can school anyone in Star Wars trivia. So don’t cross her or she’ll Jedi mind-trick you into buying 800 sock subscriptions.
Andrew’s that guy you know who’s good at everything he does. It’s annoying, unless he works with you — then it’s amazing. He usually spends his days volleying back and forth between talking to customers, creating rad sock designs, and showing off dat toe point in Insta-worthy pictures.
Jason’s computer constantly resembles a scene from The Matrix with lines of code running amok everywhere. We have yet to decipher what it all even means, but it’s cool since what he does seems to work. Jason balances all his bug fixing by going on adventures and returning with random stories.
Carl is ze resident Foot Cardigan Francophile. His ideal date involves French wine, a baguette, and (preferably) a French woman. Carl is also Foot Cardigan’s resident hipster. Most days you can find him skateboarding to and fro, drinking craft coffee, photographing socks, or arranging mid-century furniture to exact 90-degree angles. Thanks for making us all look lame, Carl!
Want to join the team where the socks and s’mores Pop-Tarts flow like the salmon of Capistrano? We’re always looking for amazing people to join our team. Sometimes we’re looking for someone specific, sometimes we create a place for humans who rock at what they do. The ball’s in your court, noobs!