Meet the newest member of the Craft Box Team!

January 29th, 2015

Y’all. I am so, so delighted to share with you an awesome gal who is the newest addition to the Craft Box family! Kate is going to be such an asset to the team. Get to know her a little bit better below and stay tuned for new things happening around here! We’re just so excited.

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I am thrilled to join the Craft Box team! Having grown up in a creative family, I have always placed a high value on creativity and art. I love that Craft Box makes crafting and creating easy and enjoyable for others. I grew up in a small town in North Alabama. Art was always a part of my upbringing, since my mother is an artist and former designer. Also, our home was always very festive around the holidays and birthdays. My mom went out of her way to make those special occasions a major event. I am very thankful to her for it. Therefore, to this day, I like to make special occasions valuable for others.

As the youngest of four girls, I dreamed of diverting from the norm and had my heart set on New York City from the age of eight. Little did I know New York would become a reality for me, but in quite a different way than I imagined as a little girl. After graduating from Auburn University, I went on staff with my campus ministry, RUF, at Wake Forest. After two wonderful years in campus ministry in North Carolina, I accepted an internship at the Bowery Mission Women’s Center in New York City. I moved here in February 2013 and jumped head first into winter in the city. I loved the city and was overwhelmed by it all at the same time. After adjusting to the pace and lifestyle that New York requires, I am sold. I love it more in its reality than I did in my previous romanticism of the city. Today, I work as the Community Group Coordinator for Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York. However, living in one of the most creative cities in the world, I want to be a part of that amazing community of artists in New York. Therefore, I am excited to be part of Craft Box and look forward to the ways in which it will grow and expand.

XX Leigh-Taylor