People Behind the Purses: Erika Hessman

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ALP_8866.jpgMeet Erika! She’s my long-time friend who is full of love for kids, sports, and thankfully Rebekah Scott Designs! She worked with us for many years, and what a blessing she was! Erika is super organized and one of the most loyal friends and customers I know.

I know you already know the Erika purse, so now I’m excited for you to meet the gal she’s named after!

How do you know Rebekah? 

I grew up with Bekah's brother-in-law Nathan, so he introduced us during high school. :) I worked for Bekah as her Office Manager for seven years up until this past spring.

Give us a brief bio of yourself. 

I live in Sioux Falls and run my own Christian-based youth sports nonprofit called Eyes Up Sports. Right now I'm in the middle of my 13-week summer camp with 90 1st-7th grade kiddos, and it's the best job in the world! 

How many RSD purses do you own? 

Oh gosh, I can't even tell you! Over ten for sure! 

Do you have a favorite fabric? 

Right now I'm using my Aqua Aztec Laura for summer! I just love the aqua color! 

Do you own the purse named after you? What do you like about it? 

I sure do! I love the cute little ruffle on Erika! I have it in the black cheetah fabric and I love using it for dressy occasions! 

We’re curious about a few of your “favorites:”

Favorite movie: My favorite movie is really any sports movie. We show all of the old 90's sports movies to our camp kids like The Mighty Ducks, The Sandlot, The Big Green, etc. 

Favorite book: I just started the Alphabet series by Sue Grafton and I'm hooked. Not the best idea to start a 25-book series during my busiest time of year — ha! But I'm loving it! 

Favorite ice cream: Cookie dough for sure!

Do you have a quote or motto you live by? 

“Do something bigger than yourself.” It's a great reminder to always put others before yourself and know that your purpose is bigger than you.

What is your must-have item in your purse at all times and why? 

Chapstick and “hanitizer" as my camp kids call it ;-)