Meet the Riveter: Leah W

Name: Leah W
Year Started At R.Riveter: 2015
Position: Liner Riveter
Military Affiliation: Army spouse
Current Base: Ft Stewart, GA
1. First, tell us a little bit about yourself.
I grew up in Ohio, and went to Penn State and The University of Texas to study exercise physiology. In my non-sewing time, I'm a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. 
I love to distance run, but Georgia heat and humidity (along with two foot surgeries in the last two years) make it pretty challenging. 
2. Why did you join R.Riveter? 
I love to sew, making quilts, bags, and doing machine embroidery and applique. I had my own Etsy shop, but wasn't getting the business I had been hoping for. I wanted to find a way to make my sewing abilities profitable, while PCSing around the country. 
3. How has being a military spouse (if applicable) affected your journey and your career?
Being a personal trainer and having an embroidery business requires time to build a network of clients. R.Riveter takes away the stress of leaving and seeking new business with every move. 
4. How has R.Riveter affected your life? 
R.Riveter allows me to be flexible with my work time, so I can do fun activities with my toddler, accommodate the demands of being a single parent when my husband deploys, and still feel the accomplishment of working for a company that makes a great product. 
5. What do you love most about what you do?
I love the geometry and math that goes into sewing. I love the satisfaction of a well constructed liner. 
6. What is one of your most proud moments at R.Riveter?
Being asked to help a newer Riveter. 
7. Favorite part about working at R.Riveter?
Job security (I'm a pretty pragmatic person). 
8. Favorite R.Riveter handbag? 
Favorite to sew: Hobby; bag I want to own: Fitch
9. Fun Fact about yourself?
I'm obsessed with listening to podcasts; I subscribe to at least 25. I love to put my earbuds in and listen to one after another while I sew/ clean/ run/ grocery shop. I'm notorious for interjecting, "I was listening to this podcast today..." into conversation.