Jennifer Copeland Embree, nicknamed “Apple Buns” in her youth, remembers being pecked by the school mascot (a black crow) while climbing the jungle gym and breaking her leg on her first ski run. But she didn’t let that stop her and went on to captain her high school’s basketball team and was voted “biggest flirt." After a bonus year in college, a degree in Exercise Science, and no desire to hang around any longer to get a masters, Jen delved into sales and travel planning with a brief stint in flower planting. This (not the flowers) lead to her introduction to Kim Castellano, who never actually interviewed or hired her. Jen has gotten into a few brawls with circular cutters, three bolts of faux fur, and pink fuzz in unmentionable places, with which her hockey skills have come in handy. She has enjoyed several business trips to China with wonderful hosts who didn’t realize chicken and pork were “meat” and where trying to communicate prank product design turned into a sad and hilarious game of charades. Jen & Kim often share a brain, which poses problems for the one not in possession, but so far, no one has gotten hurt. Jen strives to make sure functional fashion aids and awesome gag gifts are available for your immediate purchase and promises not to laugh too hard when you get punked by a Meow Hear This.
Marcia Dibbs Santa was born in Southern WI during the psychedelic 60's and still laments the fact she was too young to attend Woodstock. Growing up, her favorite finger foods included deep fried cheese curds and Johnsonville brats. Summers were spent water skiing, infuriating fisherman and working as the Beer & Brat girl on the lakes of Northern Wisconsin. Possessing a concise career plan, Marcia graduated from Waukesha South High School and started her college years in Boulder CO with a declared major in Marine Biology. Five years later, she graduated with a degree in Housing & Interiors from the University of WI, Stevens Point. Since she STILL didn't know what she wanted to be when she grew up, she worked as a ski apparel buyer thru the 80's until going to work every day in the same space lost its appeal. Looking for more variety, Marcia hit the road selling party products and gag gifts for the next 24 years. The winter of 2014 in the "Frozen Tundra" boasted 67 days of sub-zero temperatures and Marcia decided it was time to re-locate to her favorite vacation destination of Sun Valley, Idaho. Marcia met Kim Castellano and knew instantly they could put their devious minds together to develop products to make friends and family laugh, and of course drive them all just a little bit crazy.