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.
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.
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.
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.