Meet the Riveter: Jocelyn V

Name: Jocelyn V
Year Started at R.Riveter: 2014
Position: Leather Liaison/Remote Riveter
Military Affiliation: Army Wife
Current Base or Station: Fort Carson


Why did you join R.Riveter?

I loved what the business stood for. 

How has being a military spouse affected your journey and your career?

When we were stationed in Dahlonega, Georgia I was working at a tanning salon because it was the only position I could get with us moving so often or the possibility of us moving. 

How has R.Riveter affected your life?

I have been able to help support my family as well as having something that I can be proud of and call my own.

A typical day in the work life:

Coffee! Coffee is a must! I set up my work station with the leather and tools that are needed for the pieces being made that day, and I get to work making straps, support tags, and logo tags. .

Favorite Coffee Order:

Caramel macchiato - mmm!

Ultimate Work Jam:

T.I radio on Pandora

Growing you you wanted to be? 

I wanted to be an oceanologist. I know, so random!

Advice you would give your younger self? 

Enjoy the time you have being a child without the responsibilities that come with being an adult.

Best thing about the R.Riveter Community? 

I have made lifelong friends with women I haven’t even met in person.

What do you love most about what you do?

I love the independence and the self confidence it has given me.

What is one of your most proud moments at R.Riveter?

I am proud of being with the business since before Shark Tank happened, and I've loved seeing how much the company has grown

Favorite part about working at R.Riveter?

My favorite part is reading the stories of everyone that receives their bags. I also really enjoy the Riveter numbers on each bag, which allow customers to get to know the spouses constructing their R.Riveter products. 

Favorite R.Riveter handbag?

The Patton!

Favorite R.Riveter Marketplace Product? 

Found My Animal collapsible water bowls for animals!

Fun Fact about yourself?

I grew up in Germany until I was 13;)

What are you "in it" for? 

Personally, I have been with R.Riveter since 2014 and I have seen how love and dedication can not only grow the company, but help it expand so that many other military spouses have the opportunity to be a part of this mission!