I founded The Native One in 2017 when I was only 20 years old. Out of high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do. Instead of rushing into college, I decided to work full time to see what really sparked interest. I loved the retail environment and really wanted a place of my own. I began filling in the pieces of how to start an online shop - and loved every part of it. We began popping up at any local events around the Cincinnati area which really grew our presence locally and that led to the beginning of a brick and mortar presence.
I didn't have a ton of knowledge on how to build a company - but thankfully there is google. I manage everything from social media, shipment processing, customer service, order fulfillment, and am also the sole buyer and curator for The Native One. I am fortunate to have a team of 9 girls who help with the day to day operations.
The Native One is always evolving and transitioning. It is a reflection of who I am, what I value, and what I admire.