Meet the Team
Alohaaa & welcome to the MB Team!
A quote hanging in our office says: "Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it: Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."
Beginning MIDORI certainly wasn't possible without a sprinkle of magic but 5 years later we've found ourselves at the MIDORI HQ in beautiful La Jolla. If you were to stop by our office you'd likely be welcomed by Dan or Halo, half of us would be barefoot, the windows would be open trying to force out the smell of our Tikka Masala lunch, and we'd be shouting music suggestions across the room to Kelly, the appointed MIDORI dj.
Between the 5 of us, we design every style in our line, answer countless emails, pack and ship each of your orders, run all social media platforms, manage our lil boutique shop, host trunk shows, operate the MB website, and ... somehow still finding time to eat, sleep, and have lives outside of the office.
We're a laid-back, happy-go-lucky group whose passion for what we do and respect for those we work with has us coming back to the office day after day.
Hi! My name is Kelly and I am a recent graduate of UCSD. My bachelor’s degree is in Psychology. I currently work for Midori doing everything from customer service emails, trying on sample bikinis (making me a sizing expert), to minor coding changes. When I’m not working, I am playing soccer. A life goal of mine is to pet every dog I see. I love popcorn. Currently residing in Del Mar, CA.
Fav Song: Anything I can sing along to in the car
Sweet or Salty: Salty for sure
Fav Movie: She's the man
Go-to Beach: Dog Beach
Beer or wine: Wine
Halo here -- Dont let the name fool you-- I am no angel ;) During business hours you can find me behind the counter at the Midori Boutique in La Jolla ready to assist you in finding your dream kini or creating the latest Midori newsletter. Away from the shop I am either planning my next trip or rolling around with my perfect pup Riggins. He's the true angel in the family!
Dan the man here! I’m a PLNU graduate with a degree in business management. I run the warehouse and returns department over at Midori HQ. When I’m not shipping bikinis around the world you can find me playing basketball or relaxing at the beach.
Fav Song: A Boy Named Sue
Sweet or Salty: Sweet
Fav Movie: Knight’s Tale
Go-to Beach: Ocean Beach
Beer or wine: Beer
James spends most of his time counting bikinis, but when he isn’t in the sweatshop we call fulfillment (which actually has a great air conditioner) he’s out on the water fishing, diving, and surfing. He resides in San Diego with his wife Rachel and their 5 kids (the 4- legged, long eared, furry kind).
Fav Song: You and Me x SOJA
Sweet or Salty: Sweet
Fav Movie: Endless Summer 2
Go-to Beach: North Beach
Beer or wine: BEER
Hey again! I'm just your everyday girl who loves what she does and does what she loves- pretty much every hour of everyday. Other than MIDORI, my husband James + our 5 bunnies make my world. When I'm not at the office or at home with our little fam you'll find me browsing farmer's markets on Sundays, traveling to and from James' home island of Oahu, at the movies with my friends, or indulging in my online shopping habit (no, you're not alone). In the winter we're in the first wave driving up to Mammoth... it's not exactly bikini weather but it's almost as good. Thanks for stopping by our team page! Stay salty, babes ❥
Fav Song: Scars to your Beautiful (currently)
Sweet or Salty: Salty x 100
Fav Movie: Hidalgo
Go-to Beach: Lanikai
Beer or wine: Mascato