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MEET THE TEAM

The Man Behind Manready

Travis S. Weaver

FOUNDER/OWNER

What do you love about working for Manready? We can take someone that has no experience and train them with skills that will change their life forever.
What's your claim to fame? I once beat Arnold Schwarzenegger on a High Striker.
What's your favorite spot in Houston for a good meal? Coltivare.
Favorite cartoon? Speedy Gonzales.
If you could have a drink with any country music artist (alive or dead) who would it be? George Jones.

Bruno Sabino

Do all your exes live in Texas? Lisbon is full of those.

If you were a mythical creature, what would you be? Bruno Sabino.
What's your favorite Instant Ramen flavor? I'm not lazy enough to eat Ramen.
Tell me a joke. You.
What's your claim to fame? Business strategy.

Taylor F. Ruiz

What's your favorite Manready candle? Patchouli & Rosewood.
Which Hogwarts House do you belong? Gryffindor, but I'm a Slytherin wannabe.
What's your favorite spot in Houston for a good meal? Nancy's Hustle.
Do you believe in aliens? The truth is out there.

Chad Landry

Dolly Parton or Whitney Houston's version of "I Will Always Love You"?Mine.
Pacey or Dawson? Gaga.
If you were an element on the periodic table, which would you be? Wood.
What's your favorite spot in Houston for a good meal? My house.
Do all your exes live in Texas? All 143.

Nick Tallent

If you were a book, what would your title be? How to Be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul.
What city would you most like to live? Tokyo.
What’s your favorite Manready candle? Patchouli and Rosewood aka The Hsu.
If you could legally change your name to anything, what would you be? People probably think I've already changed mine.
What's your favorite memory at Manready? Becoming their in-house graphic designer.

Morgan Baggett

If you were an element on the periodic table, which would you be? As (Arsenic).
If you were a dinosaur, what kind would you be? Loch Ness Monster.
Do you believe in aliens? Yes.
If you were a mythical creature, what would you be? Liger.
What's your favorite Instant Ramen flavor? Chicken.
MM superlative: Most prepared for the apocalypse.

Elizabeth Irwin

What's your favorite Manready candle? The Candle Bar!
What do you love about working at Manready? The people with whom I work and now consider dear friends. My boss, too, who empowers single moms in the workforce.
Do you believe in aliens? And, bigfoot.
What's your favorite spot in Houston for a good meal? Allen's Landing.
If you could guest-star on a show, it'd be on? Drunk History.

Nick Blanco

What city would you most like to live? Halloweentown.
Pacey or Dawson? The Creek.
If you were a mythical creature, what would you be? Macho Man Randy Savage.
Hot or cold? What's cooler than being cool?
Favorite cartoon? Ed, Edd, n Eddy or Courage the Cowardly Dog.

Kendall Turner

If you were a dinosaur, what kind would you be? Ducky from Land Before Time.
If you could legally change your name to anything, what would it be? Corn Chip.
If you were a mythical creature, what would you be? The Tooth Fairy.
Pacey or Dawson? PACEY "AsK mE tO StAy".
Where do you see yourself in 60 years? Manready Mercantile Nursing Home, where all of us live and play bingo together on Tuesdays.

Mike Smith

If you were a book, what would your title be? The Misadventures of a Man with an Unmemorable Name.
What's your favorite Instant Ramen flavor? OG chicken. Pro tip: drain broth, add cheese, add Tony’s, add chicken nuggets. Mind blown.
What’s your claim to fame? Not to brag, but I was the only 6th grader in my class who could drive a stick shift.
If you were a mythical creature, what would you be? Bigfoot living in the Ozarks for sure. Fun fact: Most bigfoots are actually quite skilled fly fishermen.

Ryan Hollaway

What’s your claim to fame? Candles.
Which Hogwarts House do you belong to? Ravenclawz.
What do you love about working for Manready? Making people happy with the candles I create.
What’s your favorite spot in Houston for a good meal? Simply Pho.
Favorite Manready candle? Fig.
MM superlative: Most likely to moon walk to lunch.

Chris McGee

What's your favorite Manready candle? Bergamot and Teak, but hate to leave out Lemon and Verbena.
What's your favorite spot in Houston for a good meal? There is no possible way to answer this question. Anything Morgan Webber does is great. I’ll just say that. Truth Bbq, Pinkerton’s, Original Ninfas, El Tiempo, Teotihuacan, Liberty Kitchen, The Boot, State of Grace...
What do you want to do today? Be in the mountains somewhere in my own cabin raising my family off the land.
Favorite memory at Manready? That time Travis, Abbie and I stayed in a trap house.
What city would you most like to live? Bandera, Texas.

Sterling DePaul

If you were a dinosaur, what kind would you be? An alligator because they survived.
Tell me a joke. I was wondering why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.
Favorite cartoon? Spongebob.
Favorite Manready candle? Amber & Iris.
If you were an element on the periodic table, which would you be? Silver.
MM superlative: Biggest teacher's pet.

Jonathon Stokes

What do you love about working at Manready? Job is interesting and fun while also being challenging and rewarding at both production and retail. Love the team here!
What's your favorite spot in Houston for a good meal? Chick-fil-A.
If you were a mythical creature, what would you be? Cupid.
Do you believe in aliens? Probably, but Bigfoot is more likely.
If you could have a drink with any music artist (alive or dead) who would it be? Kurt Cobain

Mikaela Wall

Favorite Manready candle? Bergamot & Teak.
Do all your exes live in Texas? All of my exes do not live in Texas. But most of them do. If you’re reading this, you know who you are.
What do you love about working at Manready? The staff I get to work with and the amazing customers that walk in the door. People come from all over the world just to visit us, and to me that’s pretty cool.
If you were a dinosaur, what kind would you be? Whichever is the biggest and scariest. Because then I could beat up Ben.
If you could change your name to anything, what would it be? Keep Mikaela, change Wall to Bieber. Sorry Hailey.

Ryan Bargas

Favorite memory at Manready? After closing down a long day post Manready 5-year Anniversary Party, the staff had an after hours party of sorts upstairs on the couches. We were jamming music, sipping cocktails, scarfing down pizza smothered in ranch, and laughing into the late hours of the evening.
If you could guest-star on a show, it'd be on? The Office.
Do all your exes live in Texas? Hard to say. Let them rest where they may.
Favorite Manready candle? Darkwoods.
What's your favorite Instant Ramen flavor? I feel like they all taste the same. Is that not true?

Aidan Ogier

What city would you most like to live in? Auckland, NZ
Beaches or Steel Magnolias? Beaches
What do you love about working at Manready? The environment. I’ve found a lot of good friends through working at Manready. It makes doing work more fun and keeps me motivated to work hard.
What’s your favorite fast food chain? Whataburger
Would you rather have bird wings or a monkey tail? Bird wings. I would be able to fly and that’s way cooler than having a monkey tail.
MM superlative: Most likely to call in sick from another country.

Sophie Anderson

If you were a mythical creature, what would you be? A griffin. 100%.
Tell me a joke. I invented a new word. It’s called Plagiarism.
What’s your claim to fame? I can read a book and play the piano at the same time.
Favorite Manready memory? After a huge inventory day, we ordered so much Tex Mex and ate like kings and queens. I live for queso.
If you could have a drink with any country music artist (alive or dead), who would it be? Lil Nas X, so I can ask him why he released Old Town Road.

Ben Wall

What’s your favorite cartoon? Bob the Builder.
If you were a mythical creature, what would you be? Hercules.
What do you love about working at Manready? The people I work with; they are awesome.
What’s the one thing that makes you forget all of your problems? Riding my motorcycle.
What's your favorite instant ramen flavor? Spicy chicken.
MM superlative: Most likely to end up in the ER.

Gunnar Chapa

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Casey Ruiz

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