Lion Brand Notebook

News, Ideas and Information for Crafting with Yarn

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About Jack

Jack on the fieldWhat do you do at Lion Brand?

I am the Senior Vice President at Lion Brand Yarn. I spend my time working with Marketing and Sales, presenting in front of guilds and attending consumer and retail trade shows. I’m also responsible for our Lion Brand Yarn Outlet store in New Jersey.

When did you start working for Lion Brand?

I began working for Lion Brand full time in March of 1983 but I spent my childhood working in the family business during summer vacations and time off from school.

What’s your favorite thing about working for Lion Brand?

Presenting to guilds and meeting with hundreds of Lion Brand fans is one of my favorite parts of working here. I love hearing their feedback, sharing stories and introducing them to all the things we have to offer!

What do you do when you are not working?

In my spare time I like to play tennis and attend my son’s high school sports activities. I also love collecting sports memorabilia and various antiques.

What is your work area like?

I like to make sure my work space is always fun and visually stimulating. I love antiques, so I have a 1954 working Coke machine and a bubble gum machine from the ’50s. I also like to display my collection of yarn-related memorabilia. I also have a copy of a LIFE Magazine from 1941 featuring a cover story on knitting for the soldiers during WWII, an American Red Cross poster of knitting for soldiers, pictures of my kids modeling for Lion Brand, 40 different types of lions, and an assortment of Lion Brand memorabilia. My favorite pieces are an original 1928 French poster of a girl knitting and a photo of Michael Jordan knitting with Lion Brand Jiffy yarn.

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