April 2016 Akinz Staff Spotlight: Lindsay Parke

Meet Lindsay Parke!  Lindsay is our in-house seamstress and also runs the store from time to time.  Most days you can catch her in the back corner of the store, in front of the sewing machine.  Lindsay is a Fort Collins native who recently returned home after living in the mountains for a while so, of course, she fit in at Akinz right away!  She also just had a birthday last week so, we thought she was the perfect choice for our first Staff Spotlight!



What is your favorite part about working at Akinz?
Working in a creative environment where my thoughts and ideas are valued! I am truly inspired by Suzanne’s work ethic and drive, which pushes me to pursue my passions and creative pursuits as a maker!

What is your favorite piece that Akinz currently has to offer?
Green Snap Back Color Block Hat. It's simple and classic for those sunshiny outdoor activities.


What is your favorite to make?
Yoga leggings! So comfortable and they are pushing us into producing more in-house.


What have you learned since working at Akinz?
The ins-and-outs of running a small business, as well as local sourcing.

What would people never guess that you do in your role?
Everyone here contributes to fill all the roles. We are still small enough that whatever needs to be done, we do!


Before working at Akinz, what was the last job that you had?
Last ski season, I worked at a small B&B in Frisco, CO serving breakfast, housekeeping and doing happy hour. It was a relaxed mountain job that allowed me to snowboard and take a break from the city life.

Can you describe your style in five words or less?
Laidback outdoorsy tomboy

What are your favorite things about Colorado?
The outdoor healthy active lifestyle: hiking, camping, climbing, snowboarding, biking, microbreweries...

What are your interests and hobbies?
Yoga, hiking, biking, camping, climbing, snowboarding, beer drinking, painting, drawing, mixed media, design, photography...

Any last words?

Support your local makers! I am all about living that local lifestyle!


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