If you could add one function or accessory to a Mamava pod, what would it be?
RR: A barista and a full bar. As a parent, I’ve never drunk so much caffeine and booze. (Black coffee all the way!)
SH: Sanitizing wipes.
SS: A thermostatically controlled ventilation fan.
How do you feel about Sticky notes (our CEO loves them!) ?
RR: They’re good in a pinch, but I really need to keep everything in one place. I’ve got sticky notes, my notebook, my computer, and the notes app on my iPhone.
SH: The little ones are great when reading/proofing RFP responses as call-outs to show where edits need to be made (God is in the details) and the “sign here” are good for showing CEOs where to place their signature.
SS: I am addicted to them! Despite my best efforts to fully integrate myself into the digital age, I just can't seem to give them up as an integral part of my organization process. Thankfully the boss is understanding!
Favorite go to work snack (we’re big on snacks!)?
RR: Meat sticks from Maple Wind Farms (my favorite local VT farm) and dried mango.
SH: Baby carrots or celery sticks for healthy snacks; the 2 lb. bag of Hershey’s Miniatures (sans the Mr. Goodbars) and raiding the Krackle ones. Or Jolly Ranchers. My dad had a grocery warehouse and I worked there during the summers as a kid… the best was the Candy Room, aisles and aisles of candy ready to be shipped out to stores.
SS: Chocolate. Period.
Favorite hobbies when you're not passionately working for Mamava?
RR: I like to snowboard and watch the Real Housewives.
SH: Travel, golf, tennis, running, camping, cooking and going to the most beautiful beach, in my hometown of Destin, Florida.
SS: In the warm months I like to spend time with my family playing outside and working on Vaughn's tree fort or spending time at Jen's family's lake camp in the ADKs. During cold months you can find us on the ski slopes and sledding. I also enjoy tinkering in the garage or working on my VW Vanagon Syncro.
If you could place ONE Mamava anywhere you want - where would you put it?
RR: In a corrections facility so women could continue to feed and connect with their children even if they're not with them.
SH: The White House. I worked there early in my career and I’d love to go back, so many great memories.
SS: So I guess I can't use my one wish to ask for more wishes, right? Given that, I am going to stretch it a bit and say ONE in each National Park, ONE in each Smithsonian Museum, and ONE in each public high school ;-)
What part of Mamava are you most pumped about?
RR: The amazing team and the mission!
SH: Bringing a simple solution to the very busy, varied and exciting airport environments across the U.S., establishing a great network of easily-recognizable, consistent, go-to locations that may also generate some advertising revenue for our partners.
SS: I am pumped about the increasing groundswell in the belief that breastfeeding (and pumping) is not just a good idea, but actually a right that every mother and child should be able to benefit from, regardless of whether at home or in public. On top of that, I am pumped to be part of a team bringing better solutions for moms to the marketplace so that they may have choices in when, where, and how they would like to exercise that natural, healthful right.