BOXFOX TEAM PAGE

BOXFOX is built on the idea that sharing special moments with others is at the very core of our humanity. Our team is small but mighty and full of strong, motivated individuals working to further our customers’ sense of connectedness, one BOXFOX at a time. As a core value we practice inclusion and empowerment every day, and it’s reflected in who we call our employees and our partners. We’ve built a platform powered by people who are powered by passion. We call each one of them our friends first and our employees second.

Chelsea

Chelsea

Co-Founder + CEO
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Chelsea

Co-Founder + CEO
Whittier, CA

The most loyal Angeleno in our office, Chelsea was born and raised in Los Angeles and attended UCLA, where she met Jenni as a KAPPA pledge. While pursuing her degree, she worked in marketing at Brandy Melville and Ogilvy & Mather and fell in love with the power of branding and the importance of humanity at every aspect of business. After graduation, she and Jenni moved to Venice Beach where the idea for BOXFOX was born after spotting a gap in the lifestyle and service space for elevated and effortless gifting. A design nerd at heart (have you seen her office?) Chelsea is obsessed with airports (yes, seriously), travel, and what makes great design — in life and at BOXFOX.  At 27, she is a recent addition to the Forbes 30 Under 30 2019 list and she is the driving force behind BOXFOX’s creative and aesthetic vision, ensuring we stay true to our customers’ needs and our belief in well-presented and purposeful gifting.

Chelsea
Jenni

Jenni

Co-Founder + COO
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Jenni

Co-Founder + COO
Half Moon Bay, CA

Originally from Half Moon Bay, Jenni moved to Southern California to earn her B.A. from UCLA, where she met Chelsea. Upon graduation Jenni used her keen eye for detail at Sports Studio, where she helped outfit athletes for sports scenes in movies. At 22, she took her experience in project management to the next level to become the mastermind behind our inventory, operational efficiency, and finances and she makes BOXFOX’s complex inventory management systems look simple. Whether it’s BOXFOX’s innovative inventory systems + supply chain, or running the casual marathon, Jenni applies the same discipline and dedication to every challenge she encounters.

Fun fact: Jenni is the HBIC when it comes to being environmentally aware. She’s fully committed to “greening” our warehouse, and working to make her personal life more plastic free. Don’t even think about stepping foot inside BOXFOX HQ with a plastic straw.

Jenni
Sabena

Sabena

Co-Founder + CSO
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Sabena

Co-Founder + CSO
Long Island, NY

Born on Long Island and raised in the Bay Area, Sabena realized her heart was in SoCal and traded in the City by the Bay for the sunnier skies of Los Angeles. Ever the USC over-achiever—student government chair by day and leadership fraternity by night—she was selected as a USC Global Fellow, earning a 3-month summer fellowship in Hong Kong (with Burberry, nbd) and graduated magna cum laude with a BA in PR. At BOXFOX, Sabena wears many (designer) hats, namely managing our Corporate Concierge program, driving B2B business development, and working closely with our developers on site enhancements and solutions that are constantly improving our offerings.

Fun fact: She has never met a gummy candy she didn’t like.

Sabena
Claire

Claire

Business Development Manager
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Claire

Business Development Manager

Claire hails from wine country but is the first to admit she should know more about wine than she does. She graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2011 with a degree in Journalism and moved back up to San Francisco to join the growing legion of technology buffs in Silicon Valley. Working in tech PR was a huge eye-opener. She saw first hand how technological innovation could transform the lives of people in vast ways and how anticipating a trend, need or a gap in an industry could mean the difference between success and failure. She was drawn to BOXFOX because of this mindset, and as the business development manager she works hard every day to create ROI for like-minded brands and consumers who believe that the art of gifting is a powerful tool in both business and personal relationships. 

Fun fact: Music is in her blood, literally. Her uncle was a one hit wonder and Billboard top 100 chart topper (#HumbleBrag), her first concert was Prince at Staples center when she was 13, and she attended Tom Petty’s last performance before he died.

Claire
Rachel

Rachel

B2C Production Manager
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Rachel

B2C Production Manager
Whittier, CA

Rachel was born and raised in Whittier, CA and met Chelsea in middle school walk-running the mile (apparently the hot place to meet new friends back then). Before joining BOXFOX as fulfillment manager, Rachel worked as a makeup artist and is still the resident beauty connoisseur. If she tells you something is cool, you buy it now (#OuaiFragrance). She joined BOXFOX full-time in 2015 and is in charge of making sure every box goes out and is delivered the same way: looking beautiful and perfectly packed. 

Fun fact: She is the warehouse’s resident conspiracy theorist and was born on Friday the 13th. Conspiracy or coincidence? You decide.

Rachel
Vivian

Vivian

Corporate Production Manager
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Vivian

Corporate Production Manager
Whittier, CA

L.A. Native, Whittier grown and El Segundo local, Vivian met Chelsea on her first day of high school in P.E. freshman year, where they bonded over their sharp wit and future world domination aspirations as they ran (walked) the mandatory one mile. She attended college at UCSD and began working at BOXFOX as a contractor back when it was still operating from Chelsea and Jenni’s apartment. Now head of corporate production, Vivian runs a tight ship making sure every order is perfect from start to finish, where you won’t find a single piece of crinkle out of place. 

Fun fact: Her favorite past time activity while stuck in L.A. traffic is memorizing Drake rap lyrics.

Vivian
Grace

Grace

New Business Account Executive
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Grace

New Business Account Executive
Danville, CA

The infamous “hospitalized friend” in BOXFOX’s founding story, Grace is a proud Bay Area native (and a walking Golden State Warriors encyclopedia). She attended college at UCLA where she met Chelsea and Jenni and became BOXFOX’s unofficial first model. Officially, she joined the team in 2016 to focus on business development, but still does Build-a-BOXFOX modeling on the side. She’s been passionate about making a positive change, both personally and professionally, for as long as she can remember. When she was 16 she worked in Washington D.C. as Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s congressional page and was on the House Floor during the passing of Obamacare. 

Fun fact: Not to be outdone by her 16-year-old self, when she was 18 she traveled to Italy to sing for Pope Benedict XIV.

Grace
Marie

Marie

New Business Account Executive
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Marie

New Business Account Executive

Much like a BOXFOX delivery, Marie's story is equal parts love of retail and surprises, with a splash of being in the right place at the right time. It feels like fate that she pursued a degree in marketing after being inspired by her first ever job at Nordstrom, or that she once met Jeff Bezos at the Kentucky Derby (ask her about it!), or that she luckily stumbled upon BOXFOX while shopping on Abbot Kinney. However, long before she joined the team, Marie would send BOXFOX gifts to friends, family, and colleagues. Her love of gifting (it's the best love language when you do it right!), and 5+ years experience working with Fortune 500 brands at a Chicago based mar-tech company ultimately led her to find her home at BOXFOX.

Fun facts: Speaking of home, Marie is a Chicago native, but took a leap of faith when she traded in hot dogs for coffee and moved to Seattle. Several cups of java later, she decided to depart the Emerald City for some SoCal sunshine and now calls LA home. That's 3 cities in 3 years, though her lucky number is 8 as her mom and dad are both one of 8 siblings. She also loves to travel and has bungee jumped head first 43M (141ft) off Queenstown's Kawarau Bridge, New Zealand's original bungee.

Marie
Lindsey

Lindsey

Outside Sales Representative
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Lindsey

Outside Sales Representative

Lindsey was born in the Sunshine State and after finishing her time at FSU (Garnett and Gold 4eva) she moved to Los Angeles. She didn't know a single person but knew she wanted to pursue her lifelong dream of working in fashion. Starting out in apparel, Lindsey found a passion for sales and making relationships and has never looked back. She was drawn to BOXFOX for their ethos and mission and is excited to help grow the corporate arm of the business. On the weekends you can find her getting sushi and taking CorePower classes (not at the same time - but open to it).

Fun fact: Lindsey's favorite era of music is anything from the early 2000s ... the good ol days!

Lindsey
Maddy

Maddy

Assistant Manager / Ecommerce + Customer Service
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Maddy

Assistant Manager / Ecommerce + Customer Service
Manhattan Beach, CA

Maddy is a South Bay local and grew up in Manhattan Beach, CA, so it’s no surprise she started her volleyball career early. Like a true boss she played competitively for 12 years, including for the NCAA division one UCLA Bruins. When she’s not handling our daily client orders and charming the pants off of customers as our customer service concierge, you can find her living in a cute cottage in Venice and rolling around town with her baby blue Vespa.

Fun fact: she’s a big world traveler, and an even bigger foodie. Ask her anything about food, food science and health because she’s the resident BOXFOX human food encyclopedia.

Maddy
Sonika

Sonika

Marketing Associate
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Sonika

Marketing Associate
Danville, CA

A Silicon Valley native and loyal Giants fan, Sonika moved to Los Angeles for college where she attended Loyola Marymount University. After graduating from LMU's School of Communications and Fine Arts, Sonika began her career in the entertainment industry working as a Public Relations, Media and Talent Relations executive. Her BOXFOX roots run deep (she’s Sabena’s sister) and in 2018 joined the team to drive our social media and marketing programs. When she's not at work, you can find Sonika at the driving range, tapping back at a SoulCycle class or discovering new recipes in the kitchen (and discussing them with Maddy).

Fun fact: her name means golden which explains why gold is her favorite color.

Sonika
Nyla

Nyla

Assistant Project Manager
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Nyla

Assistant Project Manager

Nyla originated in NY and just moved to LA, funny enough, following exactly what her name says she would do. From upstate NY and fresh off a post grad, cross country road trip from Endicott College, Nyla has a background in hospitality, and has spent significant time producing and designing large scale, top tier, luxury events. She loves mojitos, traveling and if she has her way, will one day have her own show on HGTV.

Fun fact: She says don't ask her about Australia unless you have 5 hours of free time. She used to live there and is *the* expert.

Nyla
Kayla

Kayla

Fulfillment Associate
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Kayla

Fulfillment Associate

Kayla was born and bred in Manhattan Beach, CA, but went rogue and ventured off to Alabama for college.  She majored in public relations and minored in computing technology and applications and art ('roll tide forever!!' she says). She loves her big family, her 5 dogs, and working at BOXFOX, of course.

Fun fact: She's quickly become the token card writer, sign-maker and hair-braider here at HQ.

Kayla
Ashley

Ashley

Sales Coordinator
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Ashley

Sales Coordinator

Ashley grew up in Seattle and worked at Seattle's greatest gift to society, Nordstrom.  After 5 years as a Manager in the Women's Shoe Department, she moved down to Los Angeles! She works on our Corporate Production Team but refurbishes furniture in her spare time (what!)

Fun fact: She trained and showed horses for 7 years, even making it to the World Championships! 

Ashley
Janet

Janet

Fulfillment Associate
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Janet

Fulfillment Associate
Manhattan Beach, CA

Janet is the longest-running Angeleno in the warehouse. She grew up in Manhattan Beach and decided it was too beautiful there to ever live anywhere else. She raised her three children in the house she grew up in and once they left home to pursue their passions (and take over the world) she joined the team at BOXFOX as a fulfillment associate. She’s in charge of making sure all BOXFOX boxes are fluffed to perfection and works closely with Rachel, Maddy and Olivia to make the order fulfillment run smoothly. Her unofficial DJ name is Fluff Master Jan. Her album drops this summer. 

Fun fact: She makes the world’s best margaritas but don't try to ask for the recipe—it’s top secret.

Janet
Eleanor

Eleanor

Office Dog
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Eleanor

Office Dog
Los Angeles, CA

Rescued straight from the streets of Los Angeles by Jenni & Chelsea, Eleanor is as adorable as she is protective. She’s got a big bark, but an even bigger personality.

Eleanor
Vienna

Vienna

Office Dog
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Vienna

Office Dog
Los Angeles, CA

Flown in straight from Indiana, Vienna has been a rambunctious little pup since landing at LAX! With looks strikingly similar to a teddy bear, she's quickly become the newest heartbreaker of BOXFOX HQ.

Vienna