True Story: Jessica P.

Welcome to True Stories, where you’ll meet the people that anchor True Fabrications!

Jessica with product (1)

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).

Favorite True product: HOST Filter, Colossal Ice Cube Tray (pictured), and the Hammered Moscow Mule Mugs!

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!

Song stuck in your head right now: “Trouble” by Ryan Adams, can’t get enough of his new album. Also been jamming to a lot of Real Estate’s “Atlas“!

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).

Dogs of True: Taiko

Meet Taiko, product model extraordinaire and one of our many #DogsOfTrue!

Taiko Modeling

Name: Taiko

Job Title: Product Model

Taiko & BoneModel Taiks

Person: Val, Marketing Design Manager

Val

Best Dog Friend: Shadow

Shadow & Taiko

Time at True: 1 year, 8 months

Puppy Taiks

Favorite True Product: Playful Pup Bottle Holder

Eating the Bottle

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.

Dog Collision!

(Left to right: Oakley, Rain, Cedar, me and Rasta. You’ll meet them all soon.)

Favorite activity: I love testing the Beer and Wine FREEZE Cups – I take them from Erin in HOST and run around the office with them.

Erin in Crate

(That’s Erin in my kennel.)

Office Friends

(I’m very popular.)

Signature trick to get attention: Tripping, bumping into walls.

Clumsy Taiks

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.

Hard at Work

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!

Canadian Tuxedo TaikoTaiko at the OfficePuppy Pillow

 

Follow me on Instagram @TaikoWaiko, and check back on the True Blog soon to meet my fellow #DogsOfTrue.