I'm almost 5 years older & 3 inches taller than Molly.
We were always close. Close-ish I guess until I was in college. Apparently I wasn't "nice" to Molly for about 18 years but I have zero recollection of that so she may have me confused with someone else.
We started working together on BANGS December of 2014, almost two years after I founded the company. Of course Molly had been wearing BANGS Shoes since the beginning, along with my 7 other siblings, but it wasn't until that December that she had an official BANGS Shoes title.
She had recently graduated from University and was working at an upscale spa in the mountains of North Carolina where one time she met Andy Roddick.
Molly and I were sitting at our older sister Katie's apartment in Charleston. I was 27 at the time, still completely overwhelmed with literally everything, and couldn't help but notice Molly was spending quite a lot of time on Instagram.
BANGS Shoes was in desperate need of PR. We had tried everything without results: cold calls & emails, PPC on Facebook, and even a boutique PR firm in Manhattan. Without any real expectations I asked Molly to try her hand at PR and cold DM people on IG... she was already on there anyways amirite.
Over the next 60 days we saw a spike in everything. The relationships Molly was building online were directly correlating to the growth of our brand. We decided to amp it up.
Since then Molly has played a role in developing almost every part of BANGS Shoes: product, customer service, back-end operations, logistics, marketing, content building, and more.
I think even more important, at least from my selfish perspective, Molly has been a trustworthy and loyal companion through this process -- someone I can rely on without question to join me in a good brainstorm, celebration, and even cry if I felt so inclined. (To be clear she wouldn't cry I would cry.) What a gift we get to move through this life together.