Darrin began his career in the fashion industry more than 15 years ago. With experience in sales, manufacturing, and retail, he gained a strong passion for quality and specialty-made goods. Darrin thrives while in the company of passionate, driven individuals, who work together for a common goal. When not at the office, Darrin can be found on his paddleboard with his dog Oliver, thinking about the journey ahead.
JASON LAQUIAN Sales Manager | East
Jason joined the KORE team as Sales Manager in 2013. With a background in fashion buying and sales, Jason has always had an eye for style, and a deep appreciation for craftsmanship. Jason also has a love for delicious food, and will never turn down a juicy burger!
TARA WOLTERS Sales Manager | West
Tara came to KORE in 2015 with more than 10 years experience in the fashion world. She has a passion for quality made goods, and has an unstoppable positive energy that makes the rest of us smile. When she’s not at work, Tara can be found exercising her passion for wine. Cheers.
LANI CAIRD Sales Representative | USA
Lani has been in fashion and eyewear for 15 years, working in different roles in retail, marketing, and wholesale for corporate and independent companies. She finds that teamwork makes the dream work, and practices this in her relationships with people professionally and personally. When Lani isn’t working, you can find her in a dance class, collecting vintage designer things, or frolicking around town with her 1 year old.
HEATHER CONTOPULOS & KAILEE PEREZ Sales Representatives | USA
Heather and Kailee joined the KORE USA team in 2017. Heather is the founder of US based sales agency, 11th & Gray, and after working with Kailee for over 7 years, they have a combined 15 years of experience in fashion and optical sales. Building and growing relationships is essential to their business and they are grateful to call many buyers good friends. This dynamic duo thrives on positive energy and loves working with quality, handcrafted brands that are constantly evolving the industry.
CHELSEA LEADBETTER Sales & Marketing Representative
With a love for the fashion and marketing industries, Chelsea joined KORE Brands in 2017 with over four years combined experience. With an eye for beautiful things, she is passionate about high quality brands and the strategy behind them. In her spare time she enjoys staying active and spoiling her labradoodle, Ripley.
NATALIE DONSKY Sales Representative | East
Natalie is a former dancer/performer with an energy that is contagious. She has worked in optical sales for many years with an eye for stylistic trends and designs. Natalie Joined KORE in 2018, as a sales representative, looking to merge together her experience, passion and personality. She is eager, driven and works well under pressure. Outside of the office, she is an avid traveler and serious yoga junkie!
KELSEY ANDERSON Sales Assistant | East
Kelsey joined the KORE team in 2017 as a Sales Assistant. With a background in customer service and luxury brands, Kelsey has always had an eye for style and a love of beautiful things. You can often catch her eating tacos, laughing at her own jokes a little too often, and scoring pre-sale tickets to Beyoncé.
CHAKSHU KAPUR Customer Service
A proud Virgo at heart, Chakshu compliments the team with her analytical mindset and her infectious positive attitude. Holding an MBA in Marketing, and four years of customer service and administration experience, she is passionate about providing great customer service experiences. Outside of work, you can find her practicing yoga, baking delicious banana bread, and much to her wallet’s dismay, shopping!
EMILY LIN Operations & Logistics
Emily joined KORE in 2015 with a wealth of experience in fashion/accessories buying. She is our resident Excel wizard, and inventory analyst. But when she's not working on a spreadsheet, or keeping the team organized, you can find her baking some cookies or out shopping.
TONY YANG Quality Control, Shipping & Receiving
Joining KORE in 2016, Tony handles quality control as well as shipping and receiving. He has an eye for detail, and comes with a wealth of experience from multiple sectors. When he's not at work, Tony enjoys the finer sides of life including: swimming, cooking delicious food and sipping on a nice glass of wine.
SHARON NEMETH Accounting
As our resident number cruncher, Sharon works as hard on ensuring that the books are perfect, as she does on building her relationships. Sharon's can-do approach to life and business has become a big part of the KORE team. Did we mention she loves to wear a slick pair of shades?