Interview w/ HU Sales Team Member and HU’s Best Dancer, Kelly Tapson
Hello, Kelly! How are you doing today?
Hello hello! I’m doing fantastic, I just joined the sales department full time last week and I made my first sale today, so I’m in high spirits!
What is one thing that most people don’t know about you?
Hmm, it’s a bit strange, but I’m not kidding when I say it happens all the time—I constantly find myself in dance-offs. I’m not a dancer by any means, but I tend to cut a rug when the mood strikes. Even when I took a family vacation to Turks and Caicos, I still managed to find myself challenged once again, despite being on the dance floor with my mother and grandmother! Needless to say, I took my opponent down within a few exchanges…however, I definitely owe the victory to my ability to channel my inner Beyonce (laughs).
Being that HALF UNITED gives HALF of all profits to feed children in need, why are YOU inspired to fight global hunger?
I think it started in college studying international affairs where I was constantly exposed to the different tragedies that arise all over the world, and one of the most consistent and prominent issues was and is the global hunger crisis. You can find it anywhere, hunger has no limits, and it affects every region of the world.
Having loved fashion my entire life yet choosing to study global affairs allowed me to combine both of my passions and access my version of the hunger fight. When it came to applying to jobs post-grad, I knew there had to be a way to press on and fight global hunger on a daily basis, when I found HALF, I knew I could have the best of both worlds.
What is your favorite HALF UNITED product and why?
Anything with mixed metals! I’ll go with the Matix: gold/gold/silver. I absolutely love accessories and I can never choose whether to go with gold or silver, I’m forever back and forth. With the Matix, I can always throw it on, no matter what metal I choose for the day.
Could you please leave us with one profound statement?
I think I’ll go with a line from my all time favorite song, its motivational and profound…”Don’t Stop me Now” by Queen, nothing can hold me back when Freddy comes on—it’s my ultimate mood booster. And on that note, “I’m a shooting star leaping through the skies, like a tiger defying the laws of gravity, I’m a racing car passing by like Lady Godiva, I’m gonna go GO GO, there’s no stopping me!”