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Who We Are at Rooster Camisa - Goretti

Posted by Margaret Resendes Peek on

GORETTI MEDEIROS - FOUNDER | OWNER Goretti was born in Lincoln, CA, and grew up in Lincoln, San Jose & Mount Shasta before moving to Southern California.  She’s the oldest of two kids in her immediate family, but has 30 first cousins and says some of them are like her siblings.  Her parents both immigrated from the Açores island of Faial. While Goretti was born in the U.S. like many first-generation children of Açorean immigrants, she says she was raised with Portuguese customs and traditions. Goretti recalls learning to sew from her mother at a very young age as it...

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Who We Are at Rooster Camisa - Meet Margaret

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MARGARET RESENDES PEEK - COMMUNICATIONS | SALES   Margaret Resendes Peek is Rooster Camisa’s Communications and Sales Manager.    Her self-appointed nickname is “the mouthpiece” for two reasons:  she loves communicating with others and she never lacks for words when doing it. She’s been part of the Rooster Camisa family for one and a half years. She’s very proud to say she was born in Terceira, Açores, Portugal.  Being raised in the United States, Margaret describes herself as living the life of a third culture person. She says her career in social work stemmed from knowing what it’s like have to...

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Who We Are At Rooster Camisa - Meet ENV Films

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ERNIE AND NATALIE VELAYO OF ENV FILMS | CREATIVE CONTENT MANAGERS Natalie and Ernie Velayo of ENV Films are officially known as Rooster Camisa’s Creative Content Managers. But they’re also known as the dynamic duo of the company’s image and video magic.    Although they come from different backgrounds, Ernie and Natalie share a positive outlook on life that can be seen in their visual content.  Natalie grew up in Northern California as an only child in a Portuguese family.  She and Rooster Camisa’s owner and founder, Goretti Medeiros, are cousins.  Even as a child, Natalie says her passion was...

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Who We Are at Rooster Camisa - Meet April

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APRIL HOPKINS - CREATIVE | SOCIAL April was born in central Wisconsin, where her family has resided for over 100 years. Originally from Germany, her family began a successful sausage company when immigrating to the United States. April is proud to say that the family company, Wenzel Farm Sausages, still exists today.  April is the oldest of two children in the family and has always had a passion for drawing.  She says she started drawing as soon as she was old enough to hold a pencil; doing anything else seemed unnatural.  It is this passion that has been a constant in...

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Who we are at Rooster Camisa - Meet Heather

Posted by Margaret Resendes Peek on

HEATHER BLAIKIE | DESIGN DIRECTOR   Heather was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and it's where she lived for the first 18 years of her life. It was during those years that Heather's creativity was cultivated and nurtured. Heather says that she was fortunate enough to spend time with two grandmothers who both loved to quilt. She credits her love of fashion design and sewing to those two women who gave her access to their quilt fabric remnants. Heather says she has many good memories of sewing clothes for her dolls while, not far away from where she sat on the floor,...

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