The ladies of American Hat Makers | International Women's Day!
In honor of International Women's Day, we'd like to give the special ladies that always save the day at American Hat Makers a shoutout.
Without them, this company would be nowhere near where it is today and for that we're beyond thankful!
Hannah Watrous : The Global Ambassador
Favorite Hat : The Women's Cabana Mesh Sun Hat
How did you hear about American Hat Makers? If it was anywhere online, on TV, on the radio, or in print, that's because of all the work that Hannah does here. As director of global marketing, Hannah's expertise involves getting the right people connected with the right hats. She's so good at what she does that legend has it that she knows what your next Summer hat will be while you're still hanging up Christmas lights. Without Hannah, some of our most iconic styles might have not made the cut and we'd struggle to connect with our amazing fans.
Merry Lee Rae : The Hat Design Connoisseur
Favorite Hat : The Women's Sierra Cowboy Hat
Merry Lee Rae is a world renowned cloisonné artist and is the creative force behind some of our most unique hat styles like the Draco. Along with the help of her husband Gary, who founded American Hat Makers, Merry Lee has made a lifelong impact on the hat industry with her one of a kind art style. Without her our artistic vision would be seriously lacking, and the company wouldn't have that unique magic we're known for.
Ana Alanis : The Find It, Source It, Buy It Queen!
Favorite Hat : The Women's Crusher Outback Leather Hat
The first thing you may notice when you check out our site is how many different eye catching materials we use to make our hats. If you've ever been blown away at the grain of the leather or had to take a moment to appreciate the softness of the felt on your new hat, you have Ana to thank. As the head of purchasing, Ana has honed a perfect eye for sourcing only the finest materials for our hat production. Without Ana's expertise in finding the exact materials we need to turn dreams into reality, most of our hat designs wouldn't ever leave the drawing board.
Leslie Lobato : The Right Hand, the Details Guru
Favorite Hat : The Women's Summit Fedora Hat
If a new project is going through smoothly, chances are Leslie has something to do with it. Any time we need a little extra finesse brought in on something, we call Leslie. Her out of the box thinking and team player attitude save the day every time. Keep in mind you don't want to get on Leslie's bad side. Not only is she a badass who probably knows karate, but she also handles payroll. Thank goodness she's as kind with us as she is ruthless with finishing projects.
Tasha Martinez : The Business Boostin' Wholesale Queen
Favorite Hat : Women's Barcelona Sun Hat
If you've ever received your brand spankin' new hat and thought to yourself "gosh, I want about a dozen more of these", you've probably had the pleasure of working with Tasha. Tasha is in charge of onboarding new resellers with us here at American Hat Makers. Working with Tasha can give your business an invaluable boost as she's an expert on which hats styles would work best with your business. Without Tasha, our resellers would lack the proper guidance to get the most out of their experience working with us.
Cynthia Cantolan : Your Business's Wholesale Guardian Angel
Favorite Hat : Women's Soaker Mesh Sun Hat
Ruby Roxanne: The Designer's Designer
Favorite Hat : Women's Bushwick Felt Fedora Hat
Beth Watrous: The Hat Maker Mama Bear
Favorite Hat : Women's Midnight Rider Hat
While our CEO Garth was still in diapers, Mama Bear Beth Watrous carved a lasting name in the industry for American Hat Makers. Her unstoppable drive for greatness has ensured for decades since our start that all our team members have food on the table. Without her, there may very well be another companies name painted on the side of our factory.
Blanca Valle: The Traffic Controller, the make-it-happen Queen!
Favorite Hat : Women's Sirocco Sun Hat
We've got a lot of moving parts around here. When you're making thousands of hats a week that tends to happen. You'd think that things can get a little out of hand sometimes, but that's not the case. You see, that's because we've got a secret weapon. We've got Blanca. When a giant order comes through at the last minute, Blanca gets it handled every time. Without her on the team, we wouldn't be able to fulfill our orders in a timely manner.
Yauni Smith: The Liaison for Greatness
Favorite Hat: Women's Cyclone Cowboy Hat
When you offer some of the worlds most unique hats, you get some pretty unique people connecting with you. As you've probably seen on the silver screen, on TV, or in print, our hats are pretty popular. Our top hats have been seen on the likes of Alice Cooper and Steven Tyler, Shakira's been known to rock some of our cowboy hats, and much more. When a big name wants to become a part of the American Hat Makers family, they'll need someone with enough high flying energy to keep up. That's where Yauni comes in. She's got a talent for getting in touch with some pretty recognizable names. Speaking of, I think Slash is in the market for a new top hat...