Since my earliest memories, two things were consistent in bringing me joy: ponies and making. As a child, and honestly through high school, summers you could find me out in the barn or in the pasture with one of my many horses.
My first pony, Dynamite, accompanied me to school in kindergarten as my “show & tell” giving all the other kids in my class pony rides up and down Main Street. I have record of my first horse sale, a small dark grey pony that I broke and trained, which I sold for $175. Now living in LA, a pony is not reasonable but I do have my sweet pup Mouse as a pretty great substitute.
My other great joy was found in making. This has followed me long into adulthood and is still my greatest joy. Up to a certain age, somewhere just shy of high school, I used to make all my Christmas gifts. My best friend growing up, Dori Miller and I, used to hold countless “art sales”. But mostly I made things to keep me happy and to give to others to make them happy.
These two joys come together to make Poni and though I don’t offer pony rides, I do hope to offer joy. In the most earnest of ways, I seek to make others happy and their lives better.
I believe in the power of creativity. I believe in the importance of the handmade, of the original, of the unique. I started this company, Poni, with the mission of providing the opportunity for people to use their creative skills, to experience the thrill of making, surround them with originality, and quite simply put, to make memories better.