The BuddyLove Babe's Alma Maters

August is officially here, which means Back-To-School for many of our BuddyLove Babes! Teacher's have their classrooms ready to go and back to school shopping has been completed. It is hard to belive that school hallways and college campuses are beginning to fill up with students again! Where has the year gone?!

As many are getting back into their school-year routines, the BabeCrew couldn't help but take a walk down memory lane! Get to know a bit more about the BuddyLove employees and their Alma Maters + favorite traditions from their college years!

BUDDYLOVE EXECUTIVES

Grayson DiFonzo - CEO, Creative Director, Designer @buddylovesgrayson

  • School: Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas)
  • Mascot: Horned Frog
  • Favorite Tradition: Going back every August to the dorms and sorority house and seeing + catching up with all sisters after summer break!

Buddy DiFonzo - COO, Chief Vision Officer @buddylovexoxo

  • School: Texas State University (San Marcos, Texas)
  • Mascot: Bobcat
  • Favorite Tradition: Spring break craziness going to Acapulco or South Padre Island with the boys.

Sam Hupp - Chief Sales Officer                 @dallashupp

  • School: Texas State University (San Marcos, Texas)
  • Mascot: Bobcat
  • Favorite Tradition: Homecoming week

BRAND TEAM

Rachel Ragland - Sr. Brand Director @buddylovesrachel

  • School: Harding University (Searcy, Arkansas)
  • Mascot: Bisons
  • Favorite Tradition: The university is Christian based so it was nice to have similar values as other students.

Taylor Easterling - Brand Manager @buddylovestaylor

  • School: University of North Texas - Denton, TX
  • Mascot: Scrappy the Eagle
  • Favorite Tradition: $1 double shots on Fry St. every Wednesday

Kenzie Joseph - Social Media Manager @buddyloveskenzie

  • School: University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
  • Mascot: Razorbacks
  • Favorite Tradition: Calling the Hogs / Singing the Fight Song during football games

Natalie Gary - Social Media Content Specialist @buddylovesnatalie

  • School: University of Oklahoma (Normal, Oklahoma)
  • Mascot: Two horsee - Boomer and Sooner
  • Favorite Tradition: My favorite game day tradition other than beating everyone, is finding every excuse to scream BOOMER SOONER at any given moment, any location, after any play or really no matter what—and that’s on team spirit. Boomer!
Natalie Tijerina - Photographer
  • School: University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, Texas)
  • Mascot: Mavericks
  • Favorite Tradition: Homecoming week. The campus was always more fun and I could usually score some free school spirit tees.

Carly Haynie - Sr. Graphic Designer         @carlyhaynie

  • School: Texas State University (San Marcos, Texas)
  • Mascot: Bobcat
  • Favorite Tradition: Jumping in the river in your cap and gown after graduation.

Chloe Hendrix - Social Media Content Specialist @buddyloveschloe

  • School: Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
  • Mascot: Tiger
  • Favorite Tradition: Tailgating all day before each football game on the Parade Grounds with my friends :’)

Leslie Rogers - Ecommerce Marketing Specialist @buddylovesleslie

  • School: Arkansas State University (Jonesboro, Arkansas)
  • Mascot: The Red Wolves
  • Favorite Tradition: Tailgating in the Pines

Niki Zarembovicz - Production Coordinator @buddylovesniki

  • School: University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, Alabama)
  • Mascot: Big Al
  • Favorite Tradition: Before the start of the 4th quarter at every home football game, the entire stadium sings Dixieland Delight

SALES TEAM

Unity Herrera - Sales Representative @buddylovesunity

  • School: Undergrad - Wade College (Dallas, Texas) | Masters - University of North Texas (Denton, Texas)
  • Mascot: Scrappy the Eagle
  • Favorite Tradition: Wade College - Annual fashion shows! | UNT - Going to the bars on Fry St. every Thursday night!

Paige Goff - Sales Representative       @buddylovespg

  • School: Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
  • Mascot: Tiger (We actually have a real tiger who lives in a beautiful habitat on campus, his name is Mike the Tiger)
  • Favorite Tradition: While many schools tailgate, my favorite tradition is the tailgates on game day! LSU is known to have the best food, hospitality, and FUN! I have been going since I was little with my Dad!

Samantha Pittman - Jr. Sales Representative @buddylovessam

  • School: University of Louisiana at Lafayette. (Lafayette, Louisiana)
  • Mascot: A literal Cayenne Pepper hahaha
  • Favorite Tradition: Homecoming week! We would have activities like a Greek step show where every Sorority and Frat competed with funny dances, canoe racing in our swamp on campus, parades all around campus, and ending it with tailgating at the football game! #YEE YEE

OPERATIONS TEAM

Paige Parker - Executive Director of Operations @buddylovespaige

  • School: University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, Alabama)
  • Mascot: Elephant - roll tide!
  • Favorite Tradition: Winning every football game

Kelly Wood - Operations Manager   @buddyloveskelly

  • School: Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, Oklahoma)
  • Mascot: Cowboys
  • Favorite Tradition: Homecoming is a HUGE deal at OSU. It’s a week long celebration — there is a parade, the walkaround, the library fountain is dyed orange, a pep rally — and that’s only a few of the events. It’s one of the biggest and most well-known homecomings in the country.

Blythe Culley - Merchandising Manager @buddylovesblythe

  • School: Wade College (Dallas, Texas)
  • Mascot: None! We were a fashion school
  • Favorite Tradition: Putting on fashion shows

Kaycee Welborn - Operations Coordinator @buddyloveskaycee

  • School: University of North Texas (Denton, Texas)
  • Mascot: Scrappy the Eagle
  • Favorite Tradition: Every Friday is Mean Green Friday, everyone wears green to show school spirit!

Brynn Prusha - Retail Experiences Specialist @buddylovesbrynn

  • School: THE University of Oklahoma (Norman, Oklahoma)
  • Mascot: Boomer and Sooner
  • Favorite Tradition: The OU/TX football game at the State Fair of Texas every year. It's an EXPERIENCE!

Dellanie Dettl - Retail Operations Manager @buddylovesdellanie

  • School: Texas Tech - Wreck 'Em! (Lubbock, Texas)
  • Mascot: Red Raiders
  • Favorite Tradition: Tortilla toss at opening kick off

Aria Hall - Customer Service Specialist @buddylovesaria

  • School: University of Indianapolis (Indianapolis, Indiana)
  • Mascot: Greyhounds, #HoundPound
  • Favorite Tradition: Every football game the players would be lead out of the tunnel by someone on a motorcycle which I thought was cool! And we have a real greyhound as our mascot!

Reagyn Williams - Retail Experiences Specialist @buddylovesreagyn

  • School: Dallas Baptist University (Dallas, Texas)
  • Mascot: Patriots
  • Favorite Tradition: Christmas Tree Lighting

Jolee Lane - Merchandise Specialist @buddylovesjolee

  • School: Abilene Christian College (Abilene,
    Texas)
  • Mascot: Wildcats
  • Favorite Tradition: Homecoming week and Singsong!
August 07, 2022 — Taylor Easterling
Tags: Babe Crew

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