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Andrew

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Audrey

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Gayle

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Bowie

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Duane

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Christian

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Steve

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Joan

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Meredith

ANDREW

Could you describe your position at Lems Shoes?

I do what I can to hang onto the reigns of the sleigh as it zooms through the sky dropping Lems presents down the chimneys of boys and girls everywhere.

Besides feet and footwear, what are your hobbies and interests?

Snowboarding, Biking, Running, and everything else isn’t a ball sport, because god skipped me when giving out the gift of hand-eye coordination.

What did you like most about growing up in the 90's?

I got to experience the millennium at 15 years old riding down a ski slope on the toilet seat of a hotel bathroom.

List 5 facts about you that people might not know about you.

I was voted most gullible of my high school class, had a natural affinity with horticulture, I regularly sketch my dream house, build a fire every wintery night, and have a problem staying up late.

What's the hardest thing you have physically ever done?

In my college days I completed a 40-mile mountain bike race, then the very next day I hiked Mt. Washington in Vermont a total of 17 miles. For the next 4 days I had to walk down steps backwards!

If Lems Shoes were a high school, what would be your senior superlative?

Most Likely to be Easily Distracted.

Do you have a favorite quote?

“We must burn the ships behind us”

If you could be friends with one fictional character who would be your choice?

Lyod Christmas – Dumb & Dumber

What confuses you most about life?

Why are we still conquering territories like it’s Risk “The Game of World Domination.”

What product would you like to see from Lems in the future?

I have a few: 1. a waterproof snow hiking boot. 2. a mountain biking cleat and 3. a soccer cleat

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AUDREY

Could you describe your position at Lems Shoes?

Social butterfly.

Besides feet and footwear, what are your hobbies and interests?

Climbing mountains, reading books, the outdoors, beer flights, 90’s alternative, eating peanut butter, binge watching Netflix series, live music, rooftop bars, trying new things.

What did you like most about growing up in the 90's?

Overalls, warheads, Rugrats + Hey Arnold, Hugs, Sonic + Knuckles, Skip-its, Lode Runner, sidewalk chalk, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, scrunchies, pogs, razor scooters, dunkaroos, book fairs, gel pens, and the constant struggle of trying to keep my Tamagotchi alive.

List 5 facts about you that the rest of the Lems staff might not know about you.

I was a Division I collegiate athlete, but only for a little bit.

I’m pretty decent at playing the piano.

I met Bradley Cooper once AND we took a selfie.

I can’t wink. Please don’t ask me to try now..

I love country music. Kidding, everyone knows that already.

Okay and I’ve had 7 concussions... but who’s counting?

Clearly not me because I’ve written more than 5 facts.

What's the hardest thing you have physically ever done?

Get out of bed today. Or attempting to PR in the beep test, woof.

If Lems Shoes were a high school, what would be your senior superlative?

Most likely to rally.

Do you have a favorite quote?

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

If you could be friends with one fictional character who would be your choice?

Ronald Weasley, as long as we could wear matching handmade monogramed sweaters from his mom. A+R 4 life.

What confuses you most about life?

Quantum Physics.

What product would you like to see from Lems in the future?

A sandal, or a leather Boulder Boot... a maroon Boulder Boot... an all leather maroon Boulder Boot? Yeahhh.

GAYLE

Could you describe your position at Lems Shoes?

I deal with y’all out there! Giving words of wisdom and solving problems with good old Scottish common sense!

Besides feet and footwear, what are your hobbies and interests?

Books, movies (I have a Harry Potter obsession), art, triathlons and hanging out in the great outdoors!

What did you like most about growing up in the 90's?

As I’m Scottish - Wham bars, watching Fun House and Art Attack, Britpop and scrunchies!

List 5 facts about you that the rest of the Lems staff might not know about you.

I make a mean Cloutie Dumpling!

I once made a 6ft Shark lantern out of wicker and Papier Mache.

I need 2 cups of tea in the morning before I start being nice to people.

I know all the words to Ice Ice Baby.

Did I mention,I have a Harry Potter obsession?

What's the hardest thing you have physically ever done?

Apart from being a parent, doing a Half-ironman with a damaged knee – it took medical intervention and months to recover fully!

If Lems Shoes were a high school, what would be your senior superlative?

Most likely to confuse everyone with my Scottish phrases.

Do you have a favorite quote?

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant – Robert Louis Stevenson

If you could be friends with one fictional character who would be your choice?

Ferris Beuler – I think he would drive me crazy but it would be fun!

What confuses you most about life?

Doesn't "expecting the unexpected" make the unexpected expected?

What product would you like to see from Lems in the future?

Cute women’s shoes, a waterproof boot and some cool summer canvas shoes.

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BOWIE

Could you describe your position at Lems Shoes?

Spiritual and emotional leader, mascot, watchdog... I have a lot of important roles.

Besides feet and footwear, what are your hobbies and interests?

Playing fetch with the ball, eating my breakfast off the daily newspaper, playing fetch with the ball, rolling around on my back, girl’s night, my swimming pool, playing fetch with the ball, picking out different sweaters to wear in the winter, snorting, playing fetch with the ball, eating tacos, deck parties, riding with Andrew on his one wheel to the office and of course... playing fetch with the ball.

What did you like most about growing up in the 90's?

What the hell are the 90’s? I’m only 10!

List 5 facts about you that the rest of the Lems staff might not know about you.

I once attacked a Bernese mountain dog, and won.

Sometimes I eat mom and dad’s shoelaces when they’re not looking.

My eyes were the same color until I discovered tequila.

I was a former Olympic sprinter.

I cheered for the Cleveland Cavs with mom during girl’s night.

Sometimes when dad doesn’t take me outside to play, I poop by the door to get his attention.

Did I mention I’m obsessed with the ball?

What's the hardest thing you have physically ever done?

Chased a cat in high elevation.

If Lems Shoes were a high school, what would be your senior superlative?

Most likely to fall asleep standing up.

Do you have a favorite quote?

“To catch the ball, you must be the ball.” – Some Golden Retriever

If you could be friends with one fictional character who would be your choice?

Brian Griffin.

What confuses you most about life?

Bipeds.

What product would you like to see from Lems in the future?

A chewable, bacon-flavored Boulder Boot, or a Lems sweater.

DUANE

Could you describe your position at Lems Shoes?

Helping customers get the right (and left) shoe for their feet.

Besides feet and footwear, what are your hobbies and interests?

My wife, my children, and running. In that order. Sometimes when training for a marathon they may think the order is different. But it isn't.

What did you like most about growing up in the 90's?

One thing I love about working at Lems is that they think I grew up in the 90's...they are off a decade or two!

List 5 facts about you that the rest of the Lems staff might not know about you.

I have been knocked unconscious while running. By a dog.

I chased down a thief as the crime was in progress. Good thing I had my running shoes on as he had a pretty good head start. Not the smartest thing I have done but I got both pieces of luggage back that he stole out of my rental car.

I have been skydiving. Once...and that's enough.

I did a series of standup comedy shows for fun to offset my job as an accountant. No jokes about debits and credits were told.

A lot of things I do are based on time goals. I have a personal record (PR) for almost everything I do. Mowing the lawn...I have a PR for that. Unloading the dishwasher...PR for that too. The list goes on...

What's the hardest thing you have physically ever done?

I ran a marathon without training like I should have. Learned my lesson and won't repeat that again!

Do you have a favorite quote?

“Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time” - Steven Wright

What product would you like to see from Lems in the future?

A running shoe

CHRISTIAN

Could you describe your position at Lems Shoes?

The Cruise Director. Make sure the boat stays afloat with a happy crew heading in the right direction.

Besides feet and footwear, what are your hobbies and interests?

Skiing, paintball, traveling, people, start-ups, music (except country..), poker, rollercoasters, and gyros

What did you like most about growing up in the 90's?

Dexter’s Laboratory, frozen grapes, Gameboys, passing notes in class, Ferbies, Rip Sticks, Nintendo 64, Home Alone, America’s funniest home videos, Watching Bob Ross paint an evergreen

List 5 facts about you that the rest of the Lems staff might not know about you.

My middle name is 3 letters.. Starts with an O and ends with an O. Going to leave it up to you to guess what it might be.

I am a 7th generation Colorado kid

I was the fastest cup stacker in all of Colorado for grades 3rd-8th

I have dislocated my shoulder like 18 times..

I have met Hodor from game of thrones.

What's the hardest thing you have physically ever done?

Hiking 10 miles up to conundrum hot springs in Aspen with a 45 pound bag is the first thing that came to my mind.

If Lems Shoes were a high school, what would be your senior superlative?

Biggest Night Owl

Do you have a favorite quote?

If you don't know what you like, at least get away from what you don't like.

 

If you could be friends with one fictional character who would be your choice?

YOSHI!

What confuses you most about life?

Some peoples kids..

What product would you like to see from Lems in the future?

Besides shoes I think a Lem’s Camel Back would be really cool.

STEVE

Could you describe your position at Lems Shoes?

If I had to describe my position in 4 words, I would say I'm the Chief Homeostasis Manager. What? That's only 3? Thank God, I didn't say accountant. Math never was my strong suit.

Besides feet and footwear, what are your hobbies and interests?

Books, Graffiti, Woods and Mountains and stuff, Beer, Road Trips, the four seasons, Hummus, Other Humans, Carrots, Not NASCAR, Hats, Doing what I want...

What did you like most about growing up in the 90's?

Calvin and Hobbes, plastic lunch boxes, the economy, freeze tag, Uncle Jesse's mullet, Starter jackets (Go Stillers!), Pogs, the dial-up internet tone, Rocko's Modern Life, the phrase "da bomb", the innocence of childhood, and of course the life changing music that helped mold me into the random person I am today.

List 5 facts about you that the rest of the Lems staff might not know about you.

As a child, I was quite accident-prone. So much so that the ER nurses and doctors at the local hospital knew me on a first name basis without having to glance at my chart. I am assuming they questioned my parental care, but rest assure my accidents were due to anadventurous spirit and a mischievous mindset. Except that one time when my mother tried to convince me that my appendicitis was just a mere stomach ache. Thanks mom!

I do not know how to grow up, but I sure as hell wish I did.

I am a vegan, but have a strange obsession with obnoxious food challenges. Ironically, if I'm not timed on eating a 3-pound pulled-pork po-boy, 1 pound of fries, a side of slaw, and a 32-ounce coke, then I am usually the last to finish my meal.

I was once mistaken for Teddy Geiger and almost rushed to a stage crowded with anxious teenage girls. Who is Teddy Geiger?

Marvin Gaye and I share the same birthday. He was older and better looking, but I am a much better singer...that's a fact.

What's the hardest thing you have physically ever done?

I once attempted to eat corn chowder with chopsticks, on a waterbed, while watching an entire XFL preseason game. That was rather arduous.

If Lems Shoes were a high school, what would be your senior superlative?

Most likely to drink until I am someone else's problem

Do you have a favorite quote?

“Don't take life too seriously. You'll never get out of it alive.”
-Elbert Hubbard

If you could be friends with one fictional character who would be your choice?

Andre the Giant. ...huh? Wait, you mean to tell me 7 and 1/2 foot tall, 520 pound men actual exist?! Well, in that case I will go with Dean Moriarty.

What confuses you most about life?

Barefoot Shoes. The thought of this obvious oxymoron gives me a migraine.

What product would you like to see from Lems in the future?

Kitten Mittens.

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JOAN

Could you describe your position at Lems Shoes?

Helping customers Right the Wrongs by processing exchanges and returns.

Besides feet and footwear, what are your hobbies and interests?

DIY projects, dogs, hiking with dogs, biking, enjoying the beauty of Colorado, fun family time.

What did you like most about growing up in the 90's?

Now that’s a funny question!

List 5 facts about you that the rest of the Lems staff might not know about you.

1. I can easily stay up all night crafting.

2. I laugh uncontrollably at inappropriate times

3. I am obsessed with my homemade sriracha popcorn.

4. I have won several gingerbread house-making contests.

5. I am a certified bareboat sailor but could never find a comfortable pair of boat shoes until the Lems Mariner.

What's the hardest thing you have physically ever done?

Clearing a huge backyard property that was a jungle of invasive thick vines on trees and invasive bushes so dense you could not walk through the property.  It was a hard-fought battle that took months to accomplish while dealing with sickeningly high humidity, swarms of mosquitos and poison ivy.  When finished we had a clear view of a beautiful woodland creek that had been hidden from view for decades.

If Lems Shoes were a high school, what would be your senior superlative?

Most eco-minded.

Do you have a favorite quote?

"There are always flowers for those who want to see them."  - Henri Matisse

If you could be friends with one fictional character who would be your choice?

Dr. Doolittle

What confuses you most about life?

Why there never seems to be enough time to do the things you want to do once you find them.

What product would you like to see from Lems in the future?

Womens dress shoe, bike shoe

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MEREDITH

Could you describe your position at Lems Shoes?

Size-recommending, problem-solving, day-brightening rookie.

Besides feet and footwear, what are your hobbies and interests?

Making music, running, cross-country skiing, and calling my friends and family members regularly.

What did you like most about growing up in the 90's?

I liked that I had no idea I was growing up in the 90s.

List 5 facts about you that the rest of the Lems staff might not know about you.

I grew up in Spamtown, USA.

I can speak very clearly with my mouth closed.

I have a twin sister who plays the banjo. We share Harry Potter’s birthday.

I no longer have an appendix.

My hair is hardly ever brushed… wait, did they know that already?

What's the hardest thing you have physically ever done?

Burpees for one minute straight. Thanks, JCC bootcamp!

If Lems Shoes were a high school, what would be your senior superlative?

Most likely to laugh at any joke.

Do you have a favorite quote?

“The clouds are like headlines on a new front page sky." -Tom Waits "Shiver Me Timbers"

If you could be friends with one fictional character who would be your choice?

Either Todd or Copper from The Fox and the Hound. I imagine either one of them would be a pretty reliable friend.

What confuses you most about life?

Time.

What product would you like to see from Lems in the future?

XC ski boot.

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