Our Inside the Lab series shares the stories of the creative individuals behind Deckers Lab.
Barbara is not your ordinary administrator. In addition to working to keep our team organized and vendors happy, she brings volunteer opportunities to our company. Since 2013, Barb has connected Deckers employees with Dream Foundation, to prepare bouquets of flowers to brighten the day of those facing end of life. She was recently recognized by Dream Foundation as the Corporate Volunteer of the Year for her leadership with their Flower Empower program.
How long have you worked at Deckers and at which site to you work? I started with Deckers Goleta in June 2012. I started in Supply Chain, spent a year in Finance and now work for the Product Development and Innovation Teams.
Happy song / song that makes you dance? Definitely Carole King’s “I feel the earth move” and Pharrel Williams’ “I feel happy” (seriously, how can you not dance to that one?)
What does your average work-day look like? Right now, it looks like me in a room filled with mermaids (the theme of our guest bedroom) and my computer and monitors. I spend my time helping to get invoices paid for Innovations, Apparel, 3D, PD. In a normal environment I would work closely with all of those departments doing a variety of tasks such as travel, expenses, supplies, notary duties, etc. I also get to help our Corporate Responsibility team with outreach into the community.
Three things you are grateful for: My health, my wonderful husband and kids, the opportunities I’ve been given to give back to my community.
If you could meet anyone in the world dead or alive who would it be and why?I would love to sit down and have a conversation with Mya Angelo. She was so inspirational and strong.
How do you usually style your Deckers Lab ? Hmmm! I wear them with exercise pants to do my morning walk and with jeans for everyday life. I’m not stylish, just basic.
What is currently in your Deckers Lab shopping cart/wish list?I really like my X-SCAPE sneakers and hope to have them in red one day.
What are you most proud of?The volunteer work that I do with Doctor’s Without Walls-SB Street Medicine, the Dream Foundation, and working with the kids at Maple High School’s Maple Makers program. Making a positive difference in the lives of others makes me really proud.