Meet Becca | Founder, Co-Owner & Creative Director
Hello, hello, HELLO! I promised last week that we'd be back to regular blogging, and here we are! Since it's been awhile and since we have some new faces here at RRE, we're spending this week introducing ourselves. I'm thrilled to kick things off and I hope you'll come back each day to meet the others!
I'm Becca, founding partner, co-owner, and creative director of RRE. I'm a daughter, granddaughter, sister, cousin, wife, and as of this past year, I can now proudly also say that I'm an aunt and a mother!! Of all the job titles in the world, I think that last one is my favorite.
Each week on Monday, (our day off because our studio is closed!) I spend the day with my little girl, Piper Rose, and she teaches me to be more selfless and more patient. Mondays are the days that remind me to slooowwwww down, let go of work for a bit, and soak up every snuggle and sweet moment, because by next week she'll be a little bit bigger and a little bit older, and I can't reverse time. Babies don't keep! At nine months old, she isn't walking quite yet, but she is a feisty ball of energy with a personality as big as can be. If you're ever shopping in Target in Winston-Salem, NC on a Monday, and you hear a baby "singing" a little too loud... that's probably my daughter. Don't mind us, we're just spreading good cheer! We're probably also dropping a breadcrumb style trail of puffs and God only knows what else. She has mastered the art of gracefully tossing things in the split second that I look away.
A few things many people don't know about me:
I'm a total night owl. I may or may not be finishing this blog post at 11:00 pm... partly because I have a nine month old and the only time I can be productive at home is late at night, and partly because this is just the way I'm wired. It's really hard for me to shut off my brain at night and while there are many nights I make a conscious effort to do so because I know I need to get more sleep, sometimes I just need to keep at it because my best ideas always come along at night. Weird, I know. But I've recently read quite a bit about why it's good to be a night owl, so I'm okay with it!
I can create a "me" space no matter where I am. I don't need a quiet room to work, and actually, more often than not, I prefer to be in a collaborative environment with others. But I also don't need noise or music. It's not hard for me to get into the "creative zone", for lack of a better term, no matter what's happening around me. This is a blessing because it helps me be extremely productive, but it's also a curse because I've learned over the years that it's often misunderstood. If you ever catch me in the workshop and I seem intensely focused on something and don't notice every thing around me, it doesn't mean I'm angry or trying to shut anyone out... it just means I'm working and I'm really deep into it, on a creative role! I promise!
The theater is my happy place. For many years I was a ballet dancer, so this isn't necessarily surprising, but I love all things theatrical. No trip to New York is complete without a Broadway show (or three!), and one of my favorite dinner parties we ever produced took place on a stage. For Christmas, my brother and sister-in-law (both trained musical theater actors) gave my mom and I tickets to see An American in Paris last month. Très chic.
Want to know more? You can read my bio here, and there is no shortage of posts about the things that matter most to me (to read the series of my daugther's birth story posts start here with part 1, or read the post from August when I blogged about life lately).
It's such a privilege to get to do the work that I get to do, for so many clients that we are so honored to serve. Of all the quirks I could share about myself, and of all the history I could write about in an effort to most thoroughly and properly introduce myself... I think it really just boils down to this: I love to design experiences and meaningful celebrations that make people happy. What a joy it is to be able to do that day in and day out.
Til next time!