Today’s post introduces a series called Meet the Beaducators where you’ll get to know a little more about the individuals who make things happen around here.
Introducing our General Manager, Claudia Navarrete. Even I learned a few new things about Claudia during our interview!
What is your favorite Beaducation.com product and why?
I am crazy about our Beaducation Original Sugar Skull Design Stamp. Halloween and The Day of the Dead have always been my favorite holidays. As kids, my brother and I relished going to local haunted houses and the pumpkin patch, and our mom collected (actually, she still does collect) ornate witches.
I was happy when my son was born just before Halloween because many of his birthday parties have involved dressing up in costumes with his friends, which he loves as much as I do. Going to the Academy of Art University (focus on Animation and Visual Effects) gave me a chance to master my special effect make-up techniques, which I still use on my son for Halloween. Folks here at Beaducation surprised me when we moved offices by decorating my office in a Day of the Dead motif because they knew it was 'me.' They even painted it on my office window! The Sugar Skull Design Stamp is a symbol of all these fun festivities.
How do you like to be creative in your free time?
I've made jewelry for years, but now with an active 6-year-old I like to be creative in another way: dancing! I've always loved to dance, which really began watching MTV as a kid – and specifically emulating Michael Jackson in his dance videos. When Wii came out with its “Michael Jackson The Experience” dance game, it was a no brainer. My son and I love to turn it on and compete. The sad thing is that he can sometimes beat me! He must get those dancing genes from my side of the family (especially if you saw his father dance).
If you were a food what would you be?
I would be a Coke. Coke is fizzy, refreshing and gives you a boost when you need it. It packs a punch, yet is sweet and comes in a classic red. Everyone knows how I love the color red!
What is your favorite thing in your office and why?