by Lizzie Wirgau
Market Colors is my baby. I love it, protect it, pray for it, watch it grow, photograph its milestones, and cut the crusts off its sandwiches. Okay, there isn’t a lot of actual sandwich cutting, but the bottom line is that I have invested my heart, soul, and many sleepless nights into developing Market Colors.
No one hands their baby over to a stranger. Mothers and fathers are careful about who they allow to look after their precious child. Call it extreme, but this is how I felt about selecting interns.
It seemed simple… Too much work? Not able to do it all alone? Get an intern! And while I knew that was where we were headed, it took time for me to actually decide when. It’s now the third week of June, and I am so grateful for our two new summer interns, Kailey and Dana! Based on their awesome work ethic, creative thinking, love for the Lord, and excellent taste in 90s music and organic snacks, they are the perfect additions to Market Colors.
Kailey is entering her senior year at UCF, pursuing a degree in International and Global Studies. Upon graduation, she will attend seminary for a Masters in Theology. Following that, she hopes to work with victims of human trafficking, teaching music and arts. She writes, “I am incredibly excited to help with Market Colors because it helps facilitate ways for African men and women to become skilled craftsmen, fighting poverty and encouraging sustainability!” Kailey’s main projects this summer are working on fundraising and planning our Market Colors benefit/launch show for early this fall! More info about that to come soon.
Dana is a marketing major at UCF. In March of 2011, she traveled to Malawi and came back with a passion for the people of Africa. She writes, “I love what Lizzie is doing with Market Colors and I’m so excited to become a part of the team. I'm hoping to contribute my marketing skills to help Market Colors develop throughout this summer.” Dana’s main projects are marketing and preparing all of our products for sale this fall! She is also extremely handy and actually LIKES putting together office furniture.
It's amazing to have two such gifted women join the Market Colors team. We'll be working hard all summer to get ready for our early fall launch! To stay updated, check back here and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!