Meet the Team

 

Julie Sanchez MD, FACS
Pediatric Surgeon & Co-Founder

Dr Julie Sanchez

 

What appealed to you about working at Spoonie Threads? 
As a Surgeon, I see first hand the complications and needs that patients are faced with and I wanted to make a difference. This was the reason why Spoonie Threads was created.  I wanted a way of empowering parents, patients and others to feel confident, inclusive and secure about themselves and their situation.  Our mission is to provide a sense of fearlessness and confidence to our customers through fun, bright and functional products that are stylish.

What is your favorite Spoonie Threads product?
It is too difficult for me to choose one product. Each product was created with an individual in mind. Each product has a very special story behind it’s creation. For instance, the ostomy cover was inspired by a friend of mine who was diagnosed with rectal cancer. Her ostomy bag would leak while she was at work and made her feel ashamed and embarrassed. The ostomy cover gave her confidence to return to work without the fear that her ostomy bag was going to leak. The freedom, joy and independence that she found through the ostomy cover was priceless.

What makes you laugh the most?
Seeing my son laugh and play soccer gives me the most joy. My 16 year old Shitz Su is a grumpy old man. He makes me laugh every day!!

 

Saba Kamaras
President & Co-Founder

Saba Kamaras

 

What appealed to you about working at Spoonie Threads? 
I wanted to design products that actually improved people’s lives. 

What is your favorite Spoonie Threads product?
I love our “Let’s Taco ‘Bout it” Bodysuit! 

What makes you laugh the most?
The antics of my silly toddler.

 

 

J Spencer
Chief Operating Officer

J Spencer

What appealed to you about working at Spoonie Threads? 
The ability to use my experience and skillset building product that is innovative and helps people!

What is your favorite Spoonie Threads product?
I love the G-Tube zip tees and pocket flap body suits. They are so fun and provide real solutions.

What makes you laugh the most?
My wife! She is always laughing at something and that makes me laugh. She is the funniest. 

 

Ashley Steel
Product Developer

Ashley Steel

What appealed to you about working at Spoonie Threads? 
Fellow Spoonie here! I loved the idea of bringing my professional skills to an issue that directly impacts my own life. 

What is your favorite Spoonie Threads product?
The Insulin Pump Belt - while I don't have an insulin pump, this product is great for bringing my phone, keys, and other small items with me on a run. 

What makes you laugh the most?
My children, the cranky comedians. 

  

Liliana Pope
Fashion & Accessory Designer 

Lilliana Pope

What appealed to you about working at Spoonie Threads? 
The opportunity to use my design experience to create more fashionable products for the Spoonie community. 

What is your favorite Spoonie Threads product?
I like the pocket flap body suits because the graphics are bright & playful. 

What makes you laugh the most?
Memes on social media.  

 

Courtney Harris
Social Media and Marketing Manager

Courtney Harris

What appealed to you about working at Spoonie Threads? 
I have a child with disabilities so I jumped at the chance to work in this community and create meaningful dialogue.

What is your favorite Spoonie Threads product?
I love the buttery-soft feel of the heathered fabrics in our insulin pump belts and support sleeves.

What makes you laugh the most?
My kids crack me up!

 

Tay Nishikida
Graphic Designer

Tay Nishikida

What appealed to you about working at Spoonie Threads? 
Spoon theory is interesting. 

What is your favorite Spoonie Threads product?
Our Spoonie tees!

What makes you laugh the most?
The Devilman dub.

 

Merve Ulus Ansen
Customer Service Coordinator

What appealed to you about working at Spoonie Threads? 
I wanted to be part of an inspirational work which creates value with touching people's hearts.

What is your favorite Spoonie Threads product?
I love sarcasm so much, so my answer is definitely Elastic Ostomy Bag Covers with special text like "Get Your Shit Together" or "Oh Shit". That's the spirit Spoonie!

What makes you laugh the most?
I am not a picky person when it comes to laughing, so shame on me! =)