How It All Started | Flight Fillow - Reinventing the Neck Pillow
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The Faces Behind Flight Fillow
My name is Georgia and I am the Inventor and Founder of the Flight Fillow. I live in the suburbs of Chicago and have a full time day job in business. I spend my nights and weekends changing the way people travel (via Flight Fillow)!
When I’m not working, I’m either traveling the world, playing with my fur child named Tammy, or doing something new in efforts to grow as a person. Some of my favorite trips include Ireland, Spain, Greece, and Japan. My most recent trip included Austria, Switzerland, Italy, and Germany for Oktoberfest!
Want to get the inside scoop on Flight Fillow's journey to growth? Follow me on instagram - I am happy to share this exciting experience with you! @georgiamckinney
This is Chris, he wears MANY hats when it comes to Flight Fillow. He reviews every Flight Fillow to ensure the highest quality, takes our product photos, helps to sew prototypes, is my go-to for second opinions and heading checks for big decisions, and is the best moral support!
Chris is a US Army veteran and grew up in Germany. He loves to travel the world, his favorite place to visit being Japan.
Another fun fact? He’s my boyfriend and favorite travel buddy
This is one of our amazingly talented sewing contractors - Marriah! 🌟
Marriah lives in Washington state with her 5 dogs, 2 kids, and husband who is a cop 👮 She has been sewing since 5th grade as a hobby which naturally developed into a cut and sew business
Marriah is filled with wanderlust and travels as often as possible! ✈️ We are SO fortunate to have Marriah on our team.
This is Brad - our super sharp Accountant! He knows all the ins and out of taxes and numbers making him an important part of the team (aka he keeps us out of trouble with the IRS, which is 🔑)
Brad spent 3 months living abroad in Panama and likes to go back to visit often. When he isn’t visiting Panama, he is living in downtown Chicago with his dog Romper 🐶
Fun Fact: Brad and I used to ride the school bus together in high school. Who knew we’d be working together all these years later?!
This is our intern - Ian. Although he’s only a senior in high school, he adds a lot of value to our team. Ian does a ton of research to help Flight Fillow learn and grow. Have a question about PPC or SEO? Ian is your go to guy! He is also amazingly talented in video editing. He was key during auditions for Shark Tank (aka the audition video edits were all done by him).
Ian has traveled all across the globe and loves to play video games. Another fun fact? He is my younger (but taller) brother
This is Jessica - she’s been overseeing the user experience and web design of Flight Fillow! Notice a change in the look or layout of our site? It’s likely a result of Jessica’s research and hard work!
Jessica loves to travel, sing, and attend concerts and musicals. When she travels she tries to get a workout in like hiking while sightseeing.
That’s where Rachel comes in. She helps with those tasks that weren’t getting the attention they need 🙌🏼
Rachel is a wife and mom of 3 adorable kiddos. She used to be a Kindergarten teacher but now she stays home with the babies. She also an Independent Color Street Distributor so if you’re looking to have some fab looking nails, send us a note via the "contact us" page and she’ll send you some free samples!
This is Mandy! She is a key 🔑 player in making Flight Fillow successful as a seamstress at London Peach Sewing Co. (the company that cuts and sews our Flight Fillows). ✂️
Mandy is 35 years old and married for 14 years with two kids! She loves to sing 🎤 🎶 and often does so while she sews (Mandy Concerts can often be found on @lpsewingco’s IG Story).
Another fun fact? She has 14 tattoos!
This is Mike, he is our PR guru! A few months ago we learned the power of PR and because of that, we brought Mike onto our team. We are so thrilled and grateful to work with him.
Here are some fun tidbits about Mike:
🎤Mike lives in the Dallas suburbs but considers himself a transplanted Chicagoan. You can take the boy out of Chicago but you can’t take Chicago out of the boy.
🎤His dog’s name is Cubbie after their beloved favorite baseball team. 🐻💙❤️⚾️
🎤He was in the radio biz for over 20 years and has two sons. Josh is 20 and Zach is 17. Zach is an actor who recently starred in a short film.
🎤Mike has been married to his wife, Carrie, for 23 years.
This is Marc. He is our attorney and has been very helpful in many aspects of this business. We first started working together to patent Flight Fillow, which extended to Marc helping me establish an LLC, file for a trademark, and advise regarding licensing opportunities and many more! 🌟
Here are a few tidbits about Marc:
🔹marc regularly appears on panels at comic and entertainment conventions about law and pop culture.
🔹he is a sushi fanatic even though he grew up in rural Iowa and never even had it until he was in his 30s!
🔹If he wasn’t a lawyer he would probably be a therapist. He’s a trained hypnotherapist and does volunteer mental health work for 7cups.com.
🔹his first granted patent was for a puzzle with fuzz on it to make it more appealing to small children.
Want to work with Marc? His company is called Legal Inspiration and you can contact him through his website: www.legalinspiration.com