Author: Rebecca Tall Brown

FINterview Series: Moriah Crusco

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What is the most uncomfortable thing you have done?  

Picked up and moved to an island! As a very type A personality this was not part of the plan but I was looking for change and went to visit my best friend on St. John in the Virgin Islands and fell in LOVE with the community, the beaches and the lifestyle. Hands down, this experience shaped me into who I am today and pushed me out of my comfort zone. I made island friends who are now family and can drink way too many Tropical Mango Pale Ale’s from my favorite brewery.

What did you want to be growing up?

Anything with animals! I have been dog obsessed since the day I was born and have always loved being around animals. Though I didn’t end up working in this field, I have made my husband promise me we will always have a minimum of 2 dogs and am the go-to dog sitter for friends and co-workers.

What do you like to do in your free time?

Take the dogs to dog beach, explore the food scene of San Diego, sit on the beach for hours on end with a good book, travel. Honestly, there is nothing better than a true lazy day filled with Netflix, take out and dog snuggles.

Favorite thing about Four Fin?

The team! The most collaborative, encouraging and truly brilliant team i’ve had the pleasure of working with. I learn something new every day and love working with such a badass team that pushes me, encourages me and celebrates accomplishments big or little.

FINterview Series: Rebecca Tall Brown

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What did you want to be growing up? 

I wanted to be President. My hand was perpetually raised in school, volunteering for anything that would get me out of my seat and into a new experience.

Favorite book or movie?

l always stop to watch Denzel’s portrayal of Frank Lucas in American Gangster. He built community and gave his family upward mobility which was all foiled by {spoiler alert} a full-length, $100k chinchilla coat.

Favorite thing about Four Fin?

Learning alongside other talented people who are also dedicated to great work – every time. The “get it right” culture prioritizes our clients needs. It energizes me daily.

What do you like to do in your free time?

Walking my sweet senior pups and catching stand-up comedy and live music with my husband, Erick. We went to the Sunset Bowl this autumn for our first live-show post Pandemic and it was magic.

FINterview Series: Aaron Van Fossen

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What is the most uncomfortable thing you have done? 

A cross-country Greyhound bus trip. Barely slept for days, narrowly missed being mugged, shared food with strangers, and used Google translate to make a new friend. Uncomfortable, but ultimately life-changing.

What do you like to do in your free time?

Lose my voice at live music shows. Live and die over the Green Bay Packers.

You’re a new Pantone color, what are you called?

Imperial Stout.

What is your dream vacation?

Japan. The food and the art. The gardens and parks. Super Nintendo World. Maybe tea with Hayao Miyazaki if he’s got time.

What is your favorite thing about Four Fin?

The great collection of people (and plants)

FINterview Series: BeiBei An

Get to know our digital designer, BeiBei An

What did you want to be growing up?

I told people I’d like to be an archaeologist as a kid because at the time I’d just learned the word, and I thought it was cool to say. (I said it with the most serious face an 8-year-old could give.) Now I think it’s not a bad choice to pursue since China, where I’m from originally, has lots of things laying underground. Later I started to watch Case Closed (a Japanese detective anime) and I wanted to be a detective. But it gave me the impression that I need to become a detective by the age of 18, otherwise, I won’t make it. So around 16, I knew it wasn’t going to happen for me.

What is your favorite thing about Four Fin?

Having autonomy here is big. I feel that I’m fully trusted and I’m free to explore and bring my creative ideas, all of which is accepted and encouraged by the team. I have space where I can make the decisions and truly own the work, and that is fully respected by everyone here. As a creative person, that’s something very valuable to have in the working environment. Four Fin’s growth mindset has also allowed me to grow into a direction that suits me the best.

You’re a new Pantone color, what are you called?

“50 shades of grey.” Cause my wardrobe is literally that. Somehow, whenever I went shopping, I ended up picking the color of grays, black and white. Recently I’m trying to add more hues to it, like orange and pink, but still with a certain amount of grays in them.

What is your dream vacation?

I have a group of really close friends from high school, but after graduation, we have been scattered all around the world: China, Japan, Thailand, UK, and the US. I really wish one day we can again gather and hang out on a tropical island for a week or two. Three of my friends have toddlers now and one of them just had her second baby, so I guess the dream will be pushed a little further out now!