Welcome to True Stories, where you’ll meet the people that anchor True Fabrications!
Name: Jessica P.
Job Title: Sales Lead (West Coast Rep)
Birthplace: Tacoma, Wash.
Time at True: 2.5 years! WOW.
Favorite place in Seattle to take visitors: Palace Kitchen if they’re foodies, but Mt. Rainier is also a must (sunrise side, of course).
Approximate number of True products in your house: Too many to count!
Favorite drink: Dirty Belvedere martini (bleu cheese olives please!) is usually my go to, but my BFF recently turned me on to bourbon (I love Eagle Rare) with a splash of soda and a dash of bitters with lime. Also wine. Red, red, wine. Okay, I like to drink.
One unusual item on your desk: My cowboy boot bottle holder (I spent a lot of time in Texas, what can I say?).
Favorite moment at True: Our Hawaiian vacation!
What’s the last thing you took a picture of? Cuban sandwiches I made in honor of Paseo.
Best impulse buy you ever made: My pup, Molly (except for she was free).
Meet Taiko, product model extraordinaire and one of our many #DogsOfTrue!
Job Title: Product Model
Person: Val, Marketing Design Manager
Best Dog Friend: Shadow
Time at True: 1 year, 8 months
Favorite True Product: Playful Pup Bottle Holder
Favorite True moment: When we moved into our new office, the first time I got to run around the roof with the other dogs. It was the BEST.
(Left to right: Oakley, Rain, Cedar, me and Rasta. You’ll meet them all soon.)
(That’s Erin in my kennel.)
(I’m very popular.)
Signature trick to get attention: Tripping, bumping into walls.
Worst trouble I ever got into: One time Val went into a meeting without me, so I pulled all the papers off her desk and ate her catalog.
Fun Facts: I’m the only known dog to have failed the guide dog test on clumsiness alone. Here’s what my reviewer said about me:
“Early in training, it was noticed that Taiko lacked coordination and general body control, tripping and even falling on a regular basis, especially on stairs. He was thoroughly examined by our vet and an outside neurology specialist. Though nothing definitive was found during medical testing, his coordination was compared to that of a 6 month old puppy. It was decided that Taiko’s lack of coordination could pose safety issues when guiding a blind client. Due to this, Taiko is being career changed. He is a friendly and affectionate dog who will make a nice addition to a loving family home.”
The entire True team was ecstatic when I failed the test – and I got to come back to Val and True for keeps!
Follow me on Instagram @TaikoWaiko, and check back on the True Blog soon to meet my fellow #DogsOfTrue.