Inspired by gratitude, fueled by chocolate

    Meet the Team

    Inspired by gratitude, fueled by chocolate

    Meet the Team

    Four years ago, we had a crazy idea:

    Creative people deserve creative gifts.

    So we started designing gifts for people like us. People who are into products that are beautifully made, thoughtfully packaged and visually stunning.

    Our Mission is Simple:

    To make gifting as easy as a couple of clicks on your beloved Amazon Prime, but for it to feel as personal as if you'd spent hours creating a gift just perfect for your friends, clients, family, or your robot-loving coworker (true story).

    We obsess over finding the perfect packaging, the best products, the most delicious chocolate (real hardships!!) and the verrry best way to combine bubble wrap and packing tape, so that you can go back to doing what you're awesome at!

    Meet the Team

    From the first design to the last piece of bubble wrap, we’ve assembled a team that can do it all (or knows someone who can!) We have backgrounds in design, event planning, logistics, graphic design, coding, and marketing … but it’s our unanimous obsession with focus on the client experience that really gets us out of bed in the morning (and the free chocolate doesn’t hurt).


    Creative Director & Director of Corporate Sales

    Alyson is originally from Richmond, VA, but she spent time in both New York City and Boston until she joined us here in DC! With a background in fashion and time spent as a researcher at Harvard Business School, she's equally at home with an excel spreadsheet as she is putting together some of our favorite gift designs. Her favorite part of working at Teak & Twine is watching the careful logistics and planning behind an order come together as we start to put together the first gifts in an order (and the gummy bears don't hurt!) When she's not making beautiful gifts, she's checking out the great restaurant scene here in DC with her husband, shopping for antiques in Old Town Alexandria, and on the hunt for the world's cutest golden labradoodle puppy!


    Director of Operations + Public Relations

    Christina came to us from California (but ask her about living in Florida and Guam) and has a background in Public Relations. She joined our team as a holiday hire, but kept everything so organized and meticulous (and fun!) during our most insane season ever that we knew she just had to stay! She handles it all- from making sure every order heads out looking perfect to managing our inbox- but she can also design a gift that becomes an instant bestseller on our site at the drop of a hat.

    Christina's favorite gift is The Christina (can't blame her!) and when she isn't at work she's renovating her beautiful townhouse and in search of someplace sunny.


    Director of Marketing

    Nancy is our very own instagram expert, email marketing magician and canva queen! Nancy met Torrance when she was one of T&T's very first customers, purchasing a custom Thanksgiving gift for her now mother-in-law wayyyy back when we first launched (we didn't even have a website!!) When we relocated to the DC area, hiring Nancy was a no-brainer!

    When she isn't a #teakette she's busy renovating her new Washington DC home, and nerding out on all things podcasts, business and Game of Thrones with Torrance!

    In the spirit of friendly competition...

    Check out our Fall Design Challenge!

    The Alyson
    The Nancy
    The Christina
    The Torrance