Woman of the Week: Tarn!


This week Paper Epiphanies is recognizing our very own Studio Manager, Tarn, as the Woman of the Week. Coming to us almost a year ago, Tarn’s sunny personality and positive energy keep the orders and the smiles rolling.

We love Tarn for so many reasons and we think everyone else should love her too, so here’s an inside look at one of our favorite ladies:

Growing up in Anchorage, Alaska, Tarn moved to NYC when she was 19 to study fashion at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology). A few years ago she came to Portland and found us-- a “fun” startup that was “a change from fashion but still related in a way”-- love at first sight for all parties involved! She still misses the energy of NYC, though, and her favorite card in our line is ‘Why do you live so far away’ because a lot of her good friends don’t live in Portland.

When Tarn isn’t partying it up with us at the studio (her favorite thing to do, we assume), she enjoys hiking and skiing and generally being in nature. If the call of the wild isn’t strong enough, the sexy beckoning of the Bachelor is, among other bad reality TV shows. Tarn also loves traveling and if she could be anywhere in the world she’d be in Japan (bring us with you, Tarn!). Although she has warmed up to cats, Tarn is a dog person, and ideally would have a smaller dog, “After being around Twinkie (the Paper Epiphanies mascot), corgis are definitely in the consideration.” When asked who her biggest female role model is, Tarn recognizes the people who matter most, “I have a lot of strong women in my family.” Thanks Tarn for being a BIG part of our paper family!