We would like to introduce the members of our team to all of our readers. So, this is the first of a series entitled “10 minutes with:” and over the next few weeks we will be showcasing each member of the Heckenkemper Team! We hope you enjoy!
Starting with our fearless leader and founder of Heckenkemper, Stephanie Heckenkemper:
Where are you from?
Where did you go to school?
I'm an Oklahoma girl, earned my Master of Science – Oklahoma State University | Bachelors– Oklahoma State University | Highschool – Owasso High School
How long have you been at Heckenkemper?
I founded the company 5 years ago in April 2012
What is your favorite movie?
My Cousin Vinny, I can't resist watching it anytime it's on!
Where can you most likely be found on the weekends?
Tennis courts, soccer games, Philbrook, Skyzone, Lowes… pretty much a constant circuit between activities with our two children and weekend DIY projects.
Where is your favorite place you have ever travelled? Why?
North Carolina & Georgia. It’s where my family is from and I loved feeling the heritage and seeing the places in real life that my mom had told me about.
If you could have dinner with any famous person, past or present, who would it be and why?
Tina Fey – I know we would be best friends. Also we would invite Amy Poehler because they are best friends and Tina wouldn’t want her to feel left out. Smart, strong, funny, love those two!
What is your favorite T.V. show?
New Girl! #TeamSchmidt!
What is your most embarrassing moment?
Just pick any day from high school! Giant spiral perm, big aqua net fueled bangs, acid wash mini skirt, a pink crimped streak in my hair... looking back I just cringe at what I did to my hair!
What food can you not resist?
Queso! I love anything with queso!
What do you do to unwind?
I'm working on this, I enjoy pulling my brushes out and painting with a glass of wine of course.
What is your favorite article of clothing?
Fantastic shoes, my 4" heals have graduated into little kitten heals lately but I feel like I can conquer the world when I’m rocking a great pair of shoes.
What is your biggest pet peeve?
Negative people, can't stand being around them
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Creative, Generous, Demanding
Best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Believe in yourself. God loves you and made you for a purpose in this life, ignore the whispers of doubt.
So there you have it, we hope you have enjoyed getting to know the founder of Heckenkemper. We really think she is something special! Tune in next week to meet our next team member, Claire Lemaster!