Meet Natalie, Chief of Staff at Batch!
What is your background?
I studied business marketing at the University of Notre Dame - Go Irish! I also was a student athlete, running the 400m and 800m.
After college, I moved to Baltimore to work at Under Armour HQ, where I was a product line manager in their footwear department and then transitioned into their PR department.
But I went west to find the sun and landed in San Francisco and have been here for the past 6 years. I worked at AngelList, an angel investment firm for five years. It gave me invaluable knowledge of the startup ecosystem.
What is your role at Batch?
Chief of Staff, which I consider to be a high utility player, working in all facets of the business. A little bit of this, a whole lot of that.
What makes working at Batch unique compared to other companies?
The concept of creating a new store every 8 - 10 weeks is incredibly unique and rewarding! Every step of the process has been an adventure: sourcing unique brands, building out vignettes and furniture and telling a new story for each collection.
How would you describe your personal style?
My style is eclectic and rooted in comfort. I enjoy pops of color and prints to keep things fun, and lean towards lush and approachable textiles that are beautiful yet functional.
There is usually one statement piece to each of my outfits and in each room of our home. I always aim to have something that makes you take a second look and think, smile or laugh.
What is your favorite space in your home?
Oh, I’d have to say our deck. It is south facing so we get sun all day (when we have sun!). It spans the entire length of our apartment so it feels like you’re bringing the outdoors in.
We love to host family and friends often and can easily sit outside for hours. You’ll find me cozying up around the firepit or sitting on our Galantar + Jones heated bench that we have named the ‘lovebench’. It’s a wonderful urban oasis.
What home items do you feel are worth splurging on?
Bed and bedding. Having soft, breathable sheets is a necessity in my book as it equates to a restful night’s sleep. No one deserves to be around me when I am grumpy.
Art. Over the years my husband and I have been collecting pieces from our travels together, family heirlooms, or finding at art shows and exhibitions. It’s fun to create a home that is filled with memories and history that you can keep for the rest of your life.
And wine. That’s considered a home item, right? :)
What trend are you loving at the moment? What trend could you live without?
Scrunchies! Pretty sure this is not a home trend, but let’s pretend. I wear one practically every day. They come in a variety of colors to fit your mood and have high utility.
Waterfall edge countertops. Yes, it’s a clean, modern look, but it is wildly overdone.