We had the good fortune of connecting with Chandler Marvin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chandler, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I have been reading tarot cards for about 8 years as a fun hobby for family and friends. Once my day job was affected by COVID19, I took the opportunity to turn my passion for reading cards into a business. Many people are looking for answers and healing during the uncertainty this year, and I love bringing them hope and guidance through virtual readings.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Before starting this business, I worked everywhere from a small custom fragrance boutique, to managing eCommerce fulfilment, and even as a professional zombie drummer! I have always needed to be in a creative environment, and to connect with other people through art. I love that by reading tarot, I am able to bring a unique message to each client, every time. I have also enjoyed using Instagram to express the meaning of the cards through photographs! It’s a fun challenge, and keeps my followers interested in beautiful daily readings.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I live walking distance from Tennyson street, and there are so many gems close-by! Brunch at the Cozy Cottage, coffee at Allegro, shopping at Inspyre, and ice cream at High Point Creamery. Dinner would definitely be tacos at Mas Kaos and a pint of Oats and Hose at Call to Arms. Clearly, food is my favorite kind of entertainment!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My dear friend and mentor Kaz Windness has been with me every step of the way during my journey as a tarot reader. I can always count on her for insightful suggestions and witty humor! My friends and family have also been incredibly supportive of all of my ambitions, and I couldn’t have started this next chapter without them behind me.