Masami Overstreet, the vice president of production, has been here since the very beginning and has done almost every job there is at one time or another including driving trucks to photoshoots, hunting for product in India, answering customer service calls and much more. If it seems that we are overly enamored of Masami, that’s because we are.
What are your favorite things about working at Wisteria?
Working at Wisteria is never boring, always changing, and usually crazy, and I love the fact that it is. Somehow, we make it through all of the insanity, and get to create something beautiful, whether it be product, an image, or a landing page on the website. I also get to work with amazing people everyday and I feel lucky I am able to work with the people I do. We are a wonderfully dysfunctional family that works and laughs hard, and we all genuinely care about each other.
What is one thing about you people probably don’t know?
I have an irrational fear of cockroaches.
*Editor’s note: She used to be a sushi chef with her dad, was a child model, and has even done some modeling for Wisteria.
What are you known for?
Getting hives when really stressed out.
*Editor’s note: what Masami won’t tell you is that she is known for her humility and wicked sense of humor.
What is your favorite place to visit?
Anywhere is fine by me as long as I am with my husband and sons.
What is the one place in the world you’ve never been but would love to go?
One place? That is really hard. I have not traveled all that much so I have a lot of places… The entire European continent. Can I do that?
How would you describe your personal style?
Monochromatic, practical, and utilitarian.
What is your favorite Wisteria item?
We used to carry these white plates back in the day. They were octagonal in shape and had demure white dots lining the edge. They were good-looking plates, but what I loved most about them was the bottom-when you flipped the plate over, our logo was there. It was the very first product we carried that had our logo on it, and I helped get it there. Now our logo is on a lot of our products, but being there and being a part of the very first one makes those plates my favorite item to date.
How many/what languages do you speak?
Two. English and Japanglish.
My one indulgence is:
The internet, namely gossip and fashion sites, Facebook and cuteoverload.com.
Craziest food ever eaten?
I have eaten chips made with Olestra back when that was a fad. . . pretty crazy if you remember what the disclaimer for it was.
Favorite spot in your house?
My bed on a lazy Sunday morning. (However, with a 4 year old and a two month old “lazy” and “morning” don’t quite go together for me right now.)
- Hagen Daaz Chocolate chocolate chip ice cream
- Corn on the cob with butter salt and pepper
- Greek food
- Shu Mai you buy in the train stations in Japan
- Chinese BBQ duck
- Japanese white rice…
Can you tell I like food?
Favorite place to watch the sun set?
Somewhere with no bugs or allergens.
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