30 Years: The People of Sticks

30 Years: The People of Sticks

A talented team makes Sticks shine

The countdown is on! As we near our 30-year anniversary in January 2022, we’re reflecting on our remarkable journey with a monthly video series that showcases our origin story and spotlights the people who have made it possible. We hope you’ll join us in honoring on our heritage and celebrating where we’re headed!



Our people are the fabric of Sticks

The amount of talent inside our walls is incredible. From painting and customer service to art direction and inventory, Sticks is made possible by passionate, dedicated, and visionary people who love what they do.

Our team is committed to “getting it right” in all we do. Sticks artwork shines because it carefully and accurately tells the stories of histories, families, and communities. This level of storytelling is made possible by employees who go above and beyond in researching and asking questions to ensure our artwork honors those stories.    

As we near our 30-year anniversary, our average employee tenure is 19 years. Many employees have stretched into new roles and worn different hats over the years to create beautiful work for our customers. Some started in the retail gallery and now work in our marketing department, or first became a wood burner and now paint.

This pipeline of talent is possible because our team members are encouraged to share their perspectives, expertise, and learnings with one another. Many of our employees develop their own creative and artistic skills in their personal lives and are eager to share what they learn or practice with the rest of the team. This wholehearted dedication to collaboration – no matter their tenure, titles, or backgrounds – has made a real difference in Sticks’ success through the decades.

One of the most important values our team brings is the willingness to speak up and contribute to change. They must be willing to go beyond doing things “the way they’ve always been done.” This approach has allowed Sticks to grow through the decades, creating products that better serve ourselves and our customers.

Across all roles and titles, our team is dedicated to carrying our heritage and artistry forward while offering individual visions for how the company can continue to push the envelope and forge new paths. This is modeled by our president Rachel Eubank, who is passionate about empowering our team of more than 40 employees to evolve our artwork, product offerings, and business decisions.

Our people have always been and will always be what makes Sticks special.

We hope you’ll join us in reflecting on 30 years of Sticks.

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  • Alesha Burgraff
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