Team Intros: Meet Leah!
She’s the first person you see when you walk into Birchbox, she picks out all our tasty snacks, she keeps us neat and organized—she’s our People & Culture Associate Leah Colman! Born and raised in North Carolina, Leah is a die hard Tar Heel and treats us all to her Southern hospitality. She loves all Birchboxers and loves putting together our awesome team events (hello, group SoulCycle class), and finding us kickbutt perks like much-loved discounts and memberships. Read on to learn more about this true Southern lady.
Leah Colman, People & Culture Associate
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Unofficial role: Keeper of the Candy (I have about 500 Dum Dum’s in my desk—no joke.)
Fun fact: I have the smallest feet ever. Seriously, I wear a 4.5 in Women’s. I also was a dancer for about 18 years and traveled to Russia twice for dance competitions.
Throwback Thursday: Birchbox Goes to Prom
Oh, prom. Not so long ago, many a Birchbox staffer went all out for that big night, and of course we took tons of photos to commemorate the epic event. In honor of prom season, we knew we had to share these pictures with you—even if we’re cringing (or laughing) at the choices our younger selves made. The hair! Those dresses! That glittery eyeshadow… Read on for a peek at some of our, err, favorite memories from high school.
Meredith Stebbins, Editor and Senior Manager, Traffic & Trends
“This feels like a lifetime ago! Thankfully I went for classic hair and makeup, so I don’t have any regrets about that. And, in fact, I still have this dress. It’s a deep navy raw silk Ralph Lauren gown with a bright emerald lining. I’ll never wear it again, but I love it too much to give it away.”
Team Intros: Meet Curt!
Before making the leap into the startup world, Curt worked as a software and web developer for lifestyle titles like Health.com and Real Simple. Curt loves everything about the Birchbox office—the people, the bright space, and the brisk one mile walk to and from his apartment. Well Curt, we love having you too! Read on to learn more about this awesome engineer.
Curt Helmerich, Senior Software Engineer
Hometown: Newark, Delaware
Unofficial role: Best Dressed in Tech
Fun fact: I’ve had a beard since October 2001.