People Behind RSD: Angie Sattler
This is the first post of a BRAND NEW series I’m calling “People Behind RSD!”
Does the title sound familiar? This series will be similar to “People Behind the Purses,” except this time I’m interviewing the special people who work for Rebekah Scott Designs. And let me tell you, most of these gals do not like to be in the limelight! So this is me pushing them out of their shell a bit. :) From the beginning, I’ve wanted to give other moms the opportunity to work from home, and so these interviews are a testimony to one of RSD’s highest values.
I take every opportunity I can get to make sure everyone knows that I only get to do what I do because of my amazing team. I’ve surrounded myself with hardworking, driven women who share my passion for high quality and excellent customer service. These women are a huge part of the WHY behind RSD.
And I can’t think of anyone who would be better to kick off this series with than my awesome executive assistant, Angie Sattler. Angie is the one you’ve probably communicated with when you’ve had a question about an order, or anything for RSD. She keeps track of about a million tasks, always somehow with a happy spirit. She is such a blessing and an example to follow!
So, without further ado, meet Angie!
1. What is your role at Rebekah Scott Designs?
I'm the Executive Assistant to Rebekah Scott (I'm STILL pinching myself that this is my job!). I am responsible for customer care, managing the website, ordering fabric and brainstorming marketing ideas, and I get to help with the Encourager podcast as well (which is SO good)!
2. How long have you worked for RSD?
I started with RSD in January of 2017, so just over one year, and I've been a customer of Bekah's for almost 10. Since owning one of her purses, I've never gone back to department store bags!
3. Tell us a little about your family.
I married Chris, my high school sweetheart, after dating for 10 years, and we've been married for 9, so I've known him for over half of my life! He is a middle school social studies teacher in Lennox, SD. He does some coaching during the school year and paints houses in the summer. He has the BEST sense of humor and is a man of many talents. He's even keeled so he balances out my Type A personality very well! Our daughter, Jovie, just turned two and she is a little spitfire! She definitely makes life more exciting, and we love her feisty personality! She loves coloring, dancing, and playing with "poh-doo" (play-doh).
4. Where is your hometown?
Parker, SD (go Pheasants!).
5. What are some of your hobbies?
I love organizing, reading, crafting, drinking coffee or tea, and being with family and friends!
6. Do you have a favorite RSD purse? What do you like about it?
This is a tough question! The Phoebe and Elizabeth are tied as my favorite. I used Phoebe as my purse before becoming a mom, so I couldn't imagine fitting baby stuff in there too! When Jovie was born, I upgraded to the Elizabeth and it worked beautifully, as it was large enough to fit everything I needed while still being organized. I absolutely LOVE the interior pockets in all RSD bags, especially when paired with a few cosmetics for small stuff (like bobby pins, fingernail clippers, headache medicine for me and hair ties, comb and first aid kit for Jovie). The other thing I love is that I tend to wear very basic clothes and I don't wear much jewelry, so my RSD purse adds a lot of fun and style to my wardrobe!
7. Do you have a favorite RSD fabric?
Again... this question is too hard! I have a Kinley Cube in Garden Fancy. It makes me SO happy to see this fun fabric in the morning when I'm getting ready! And I just got an Intersection Concealed Pocket Phoebe for my birthday (thank you Bekah!). I love the texture of this fabric, and it looks great with black or brown faux leather too. I also love the classics, like Indigo Feather and Slate Diamond! It's SO hard to choose, but the great thing is you literally can't go wrong since they're all so amazing!
8. We’re curious about a few of your favorites: favorite book, favorite restaurant, favorite place you’ve traveled?
Favorite book: I only read fiction or self help books (to vacate or improve my life, I guess!). :) The Stephanie Plum fiction series by Janet Evanovich is a guilty pleasure. It's a little smutty, but hilarious! And I love Jon Acuff's books. He's funny, motivating, and gives great advice!
Favorite restaurant: It's too hard to pick one! I love Granite City, Grille 26, Texas Roadhouse, Golden Bowl... I could keep going!
Favorite place I've traveled: Chris and I really enjoy traveling! We love the Black Hills and try to go there every summer. I've also been to Germany twice to see my good friend, Frauke, who was a foreign exchange student in our high school. And our aunt and uncle from Connecticut have taken us to see NYC, Boston, Sedona, and Tombstone, to name a few. We are very fortunate to have traveled as much as we have!
9. Is there a specific way working at RSD has had an impact on your life?
I have always been fortunate to have great jobs, but after having my daughter, I felt like there was more to life than how I was living it. It seemed like I was spinning my wheels, earning an income to pay for things I was never able to enjoy. And no matter how much I liked my job, it felt like the clock was in slow motion when I was at the office but in fast forward the minute I left. I didn't like the pace my life had taken on. Working for RSD has allowed me the opportunity to stay home with my daughter AND provide an income for my family. I love that I can use my talents and have a career, but still be there for my family. If Jovie is sick, I'm able to prioritize caring for her. It never feels like I have enough hours in a day because time goes by so quickly! This lifestyle requires a LOT of patience and grace (imagine typing an email to a customer with a 2-year-old in your lap who wants to “type," too!), and it isn't for everyone (absolutely NO judgement if you work outside of your home; the world needs you too, so thank you!!). But this job has been the best thing that has happened to me and my family! Bekah is a great leader, and she's such a positive and encouraging person to be around, which has made a huge difference in the way I approach my life and work. And I've made some wonderful new friends (and so has Jovie). I'm so incredibly grateful that God blessed me with this work and I'm humbled to be a part of this amazing team! :)