We had the good fortune of connecting with Melissa Roth and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Melissa, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
Work life balance is probably one of the most challenging parts of working for myself. I am a single mom, with 2 kids in grade school, so this balance changes every week, especially during a pandemic. As challenging as it is at times, I expect this balance to change. It can not be the same every week, it is constantly shifting.
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.
Union Stitch & Design was started with an idea to get an apron to chefs that met more of their needs. Offering full customization sets me apart from others in the business. I am proud of how much I have grown and learned over the last 5 years. I did not have former training or education in manufacturing, so that has been my biggest challenge to overcome.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Denver has so many cool spots, it is really hard to choose just one! A must visit is Union Station. When my best friend visits, we always go to the Tattered Cover! After that we walk across the street for drinks and snacks at Stoic & Genuine, followed by dinner at Ultreia. Larimer square is another favorite! We have a ton of awesome restaurants!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to dedicate my shoutout to and thank my parents and my friends. Over the years I have been so lucky to have an incredible amount of support from my parents and so many of my friends. Without hesitation my parents have watched my kids, and even spent hours in the studio helping me cut and sew to help me meet deadlines. Last, but certainly not least, I want to thank all of my accounts for their continued support and orders. Thank you!!!!
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