Born in Portsmouth, VA in the Naval hospital, grew up in Myrtle Beach, SC and now live in Sugar Land, TX just outside of Houston.
When did you join ZOX VIP?
What drew you to ZOX?
A convergence of things, actually. My step-son had just passed away at age 19 the month before, so I was in quite a bit of emotional upheaval. I was on Facebook doing something, and I saw a live that Jason was doing. I was instantly drawn to his infectious grin and kind voice. I found myself watching intently and becoming more and more intrigued. Either that day or the next, I placed my first order (and second and third). And it’s been full throttle ever since.
How did your collection start?
Before I was even able to get my order from the company, I searched Facebook for ZOX groups. I knew they had to exist. Within a couple of days, I think I’d joined 6 different groups. I actually got my first item from a fellow ZOXER in one of those groups. The strap was “The Places You’ll Go,” because it reminded me of my husband who is a mail carrier for USPS.
What's your favorite ZOX, and why?
Oh wow, that is tough. That’s like asking me to choose my favorite child. If I had to choose just one, it would be “Old Crow.” That one just speaks to my soul.
Let’s say you’re given the opportunity to create a new ZOX product: what would it be, what would it look like, and why would you want it made?
Without question, as a serious collector of ZOX, the single most important addition to your product line-up would be a complete collector's guide, including every single ZOX ever made. The number made, the photos, the artists and the backstories would lend so much additional meaning to our collections. While this would obviously be quite time-consuming to make and to keep up, it's value to a collector would be immeasurable. I imagine it would have to be in digital format, as a print guide would be instantaneously antiquated. If you all would produce something like this, I (and so many other ZOXers) would be forever grateful. If you want to hire me to tackle this project (hint hint), I'd do it in a heartbeat! :) I need a job! ;)
What’s your favorite thing about being a VIP?
Two things: being the first to find out about all of the new goodies ZOX is putting out and being able to connect with some really cool people. I have made quite a few good friends through VIP.
What do you love about ZOX?
I love the culture of kindness and acceptance, the collectability of the items themselves, and the way they seem to bring people together who share common values.
Which ZOX are you planning on acquiring next?
ALL OF THEM…cue evil laughter. Just kidding, maybe. I really want “Animal” and “By the Night” to complete my MK Frisby collection.
** Disclaimer: All photos and stories are property of the VIP. Their featured collection in this blog does not mean that what is shown is for sale by the VIP.