Vincent

General Manager

Vince@ImpactShirts.com

 

Why I’m At VBS T-Shirts: Out of the long list of reasons why I love being at MinistryGear, my favorite is making someone’s day! Whether that is getting their shirts to them a few days earlier than expected, or taking their idea and creating a design that they’re proud to wear, I get giddy when they have a great experience at MinistryGear.

 

What Inspires Me: Faith. Family. Friends. Hot sauce. Also, acronyms and a clean font or logo.

 

Where I Came From: Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, California, I’m a unique blend of Filipino, Irish, Spanish, and Chinese.

 

Ask Me About: The Buffer Zone. Basketball – on any level…I coached it for 8 years at my alma mater. I enjoy almost every type of music, as long as I can bob my head and air-drum to it. I’m a die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan by day, and a die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan by night.

Darragh

Marketing Director

Darragh@ImpactShirts.com

 

Why I’m At VBS T-Shirts: I love the sacrificial attitude of the team. Commitment to our values starts at the top and flows through all of MinistryGear. Getting to use my abilities to assist leaders brings me great joy and satisfaction.

 

What Inspires Me: Words used well. A clever billboard. Getting out in the ocean. Eating someone’s signature dish. My church community, my husband. Chai. Boba.

 

Where I Came From: Born in Oklahoma, raised in California. I come from a family of creatives. For a long time I planned to teach English in Korea after I graduated from university, but as an upperclassman, I fell in love with words in a different way. I knew I wanted to work in the marketing field, and the Lord keeps opening those doors.

 

Ask me about: What I’m cooking for dinner tonight. Plants. Vintage stuff. Why Bob Dylan is the g.o.a.t..

Brian

The Design Team
Brian@ImpactShirts.com

 

Why I’m At VBS T-Shirts: God is so deep at work in so many churches and schools and organizations and He allows me, through Ministry Gear, to play a supporting role. And each person here is unique, gifted and passionate about what they do and they each inspire excellence.

 

What Inspires Me: Jesus. My baby girl. My bride. Cooking. Proper grammar. Seeing strangers help one another. Humble confidence. Kindness. New England Patriots. Boston Red Sox.

 

Where I Came From: Born and raised in Southern California. I went to culinary school and spent time cooking professionally in Boston and Hawaii before coming back home.

 

Ask Me About: My family. Dancing With The Stars. Boy Meets World. Anything food related. Where to get the best hot dog in LA.

Araceli

The Design Team

Araceli@ImpactShirts.com

 

Why I’m At VBS T-Shirts: I am blessed to have the opportunity to help spread God’s message through awesome design while working with a team of talented and supportive people.

 

What Inspires Me: My family, friends, dogs (shoutout to my two little chihuahuas, Simba and Chicharito), serving in church, and french fries.

 

Where I Came From: Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. I graduated from California State University, Northridge with a bachelor’s in art (Concentration in graphic design).

 

Ask Me About: Scandal, HGTV shows, true crime shows/documentaries, music ministry, youth ministry and exploring new food spots.

Tiffany

The Design Team

Tiffany@ImpactShirts.com

 

Why I’m At VBS T-Shirts: I love the serving aspect most about Ministry Gear. I think it’s one of my so-called love languages because it feels awesome to help out even when not asked. I also love that it feels like a second family away from home working with everyone at Ministry Gear.

 

What Inspires Me: Dark chocolate will always makes me happy, haha.

 

Where I Came From: Born and raised in Westminster, Colorado. Family from both divisions of Korea. Originally wanted to become a vet and then realized I didn’t have the stomach for surgeries. So did a complete 180 and got a bachelor’s in art and design instead!

 

Ask Me About: ALL THE GAMES! Whether it be cards, boards, and video games. Mostly video games. Drawing, crafting, and origami/papercraft are fun past-times as well. Also love playing the piano and jamming out with my praise team!

Amanda

The Design Team

Amanda@ImpactShirts.com

 

Why I’m At VBS T-Shirts: I LOVE the environment here! I get to work with amazing people, doing what I love (graphic design) in order to serve other amazing people that share the love and hope of Jesus! This place is full of creative, kind, and loving people who are passionate about serving others! That makes for a rare, but amazing work experience!

 

What Inspires Me: Family, my husband, my animals (2 dogs and a cat), friends, humility and kindness from complete strangers, amazing designs, wood shops, nature, travel, architecture, working out (when I’m disciplined), and the seriously Amazing Grace of God!

 

Where I Came From: My origins start in the good ol’ state of South Dakota (with the accent of course)! After HS, I headed to art school in SoCal, mostly to enjoy the warmer weather! I received my B.S. in Graphic Design, worked for the Air Force doing marketing and design for a while, and now am working here with such an inspiring team of people!

 

Ask Me About: My Husband and My Animals! What to do in the Black Hills of South Dakota! The best sweet wines from South Dakota and Kansas (that ship to most states too =))! Animals, Starbucks, the best Sushi place in Burbank, singing karaoke style, what cheesy movie or tv show I’m watching, and what plan am I currently on in You Version!

Andrea

Logistics Manager

Andrea@ImpactShirts.com

 

Why I’m At VBS T-Shirts: Love the atmosphere learning about the t-shirt world and the fact that I can wear t-shirts to work!

 

What Inspires Me: Jesus. Drums. Live music. Being outdoors. Coffee.

 

Where I Came From: I’m originally from Concord, NC (NASCAR!!!). I moved to Los Angeles in 2008 to study drums and music at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, and I ended up staying for good.

 

Ask Me About: Playing drums and just music in general. Listening to podcasts and learning more about my God and Savior Jesus Christ.

Karen

Administrative Director

Karen@ImpactShirts.com

 

Why I’m At VBS T-Shirts: I love the people that work here. Each one loves the Lord and the work ethic is awesome. Of course they are all youngsters compared to me. They never cease tov amaze me at their speed in looking up things on the web. Also I love our beautiful customers. They’re excited about their new shirts and the event where they’ll be wearing them. I get to share in a little bit of their loves and ministries.

 

What Inspires Me: My husband of 49 years and our children and grandchildren mostly. I also come from a large family and enjoy getting together them and my cousins. We spend a lot of time laughing and sharing memories. A sunny day and a green freshly mowed lawn also make me happy.

 

Where I Came From: Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. Still live and work here. I am easy to track on ancestry. Schooled as a dental assistant. When I became a mother, I was a homemaker while the kids were at home. Then they got older, I worked with my husband, in the office, at our Automotive repair shop, and now work for my son.

 

Ask Me About: I love scrapbooking and have 7 beautiful grandchildren that bless my pages with smiles and memories. My guilty pleasure is chocolate.

Don Kick

President

Don@ImpactShirts.com

 

Why I’m At VBS T-shirts: My friend and I started Impact Shirts in 1993 to serve pastors and their ministries.  I am passionate about using my gifts to serve the church and get excited at the prospect of being able to assist these front line workers who are spreading the love of Jesus.

 

What Inspires Me: My wife and kids, meaningful conversation, great friends, freedom, surfing with my family, craftsman architecture, underdog victories, and the fun group of amazing people I get to work with here.

 

Where I Came From: I was born and raised in Southern California and I still live within 7 miles of where I grew up.  I love to create and build things and have started 10 businesses since I was 13 years old.

 

Ask Me About: How the surf was today, or anything to do with Craftsman architecture and furniture.