An apparel company created by a zookeeper to evoke imagination and inspire conservation
Before I started my clothing company I had a different passion. Since I was a little girl I wanted to work with animals. I watched Steve Irwin, Jeff Corwin and the Kratt Brothers and I thought, that's it. That is what I want to do. Ok i'm an introvert so not so much the TV part but the way they spoke about the animals. The way the handled them without fear. How they educated everyone watching with all their knowledge and passion. I wanted to live that passion. I wanted to know animals like they knew animals. To love all creatures like they loved. I wanted to be an advocate. I had no idea what path that would take me on. I just dove head first into anything with Animals as the core. I stumbled on an internship opportunity. I poured my heart and soul into it. I knew I had a passion worth the pursuit. My trust in myself then landed me a job working with sloths, penguins, toucans, tamarins, and so much more. Where I met another keeper who I now call my husband. We decided it was time to raise a family of our own and I took a leap a faith and joined the family screen printing business. My passion for wildlife had to continue somehow and that's when Animals Anonymous was created. Now a mom of three and still getting to be passionate about wildlife through unique designs that evoke imagination and inspire conservation.
The Family -
It's a family affair!
I started Animals Anonymous for family and it continues with family. It began in my garage in 2015 and has expanded to an over 2,500 square foot warehouse. My Mother, Candance, is in charge of almost everything that keeps this place running. My father, Darrell, does a lot of artwork and helps with printing films and large projects. My older brother, Devin taught himself embroidery and has been perfecting it ever since. My younger brother, Corbin, is the real MVP (aka ink slinger) he prints up all the shirts for me but this requires more than just printing, it is burning screens, mixing inks, and lining up images. We also have some amazing people like Thomas who helps run the 6 head machine and is the secret key to al your amazing embroidery color matches (I can not take any of that credit). And Mindy who has taken over stickers for me and even makes all the amazing Sketch collection stickers.
This is the reason Animals Anonymous continues to move forward, Family.
We have amazing people who see this company as more than just a shirt warehouse. They come to work happy and excited and they make this business better than I could of ever dreamed. I owe a lot of my success to them and am forever in their debt.