Published on June 14, 2018 — Leave a comment

The Real Dads of thredUP

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Ahhh, Father’s Day… A day to appreciate the burger-flipping, lecture-giving, boo-boo-kissing dads in our lives. Although we usually associate dads with “dad jokes” and “dad bods,” we all know fatherhood is much more than that. It’s not an easy job to be the best dad you can be, so every bit of help can make a big impact.

We interviewed some of the *awesome* dads that work at thredUP to hear what they’ve learned through fatherhood and what they think is important when raising kids. The biggest takeaways: be realistic and cherish every moment. Get to know these thredUP dads, get some solid dadvice, and don’t forget to say “Happy Father’s Day” to an awesome dad in your life!

James Reinhart, CEO

What’s your favorite thing about being a dad?

Teaching the kids to do new things and seeing their eyes light up when they learn how to do something for the first time.

Do you use thredUP to shop for your kids? If so, what are your shopping tips on finding the best deals at thredUP?

Find a brand you love, do a saved search, and pounce quickly on the saved search email!

James Reinhart

Tell us about a funny fatherhood moment.

I never thought I could have so much fun dancing to the Frozen soundtrack for the 978th time.

 

Aaron Thompkins, Distribution Center Manager

What’s your favorite thing about being a dad?

Having “Super-Human Reflexes” and developing a knack for joke telling.

Aaron Tompkins

Any advice for new dads-to-be?

Buy stock in Wet Wipes….

Tell us about the best gift you’ve ever received from your kids!

A picture of my son’s footprint next to my footprint.

 

Jose Rios, Distribution Center Manager

Jose Rios

Do you use thredUP to shop for your kids? If so, what are your shopping tips on finding the best deals?

Yes, filter by size. Also let mom do it.

What’s your favorite thing about being a dad?

Coming home and my kids tell me everything that happened throughout their day.

Any advice for new dad-to-be’s?

Be patient and make time.

 

Oscar Rodriguez, Distribution Center Operations Manager

What’s your favorite thing about being a dad?

Kids are always funny, and unpredictable. They keep me busy.

Any advice for new dads-to-be?

Enjoy every second of their life. Kids grow up too fast.

Oscar Rodriguez

Do you use thredUP to shop for your kids? If so, what are your shopping tips on finding the best deals?

I use thredUP to shop for my kid’s soccer stuff like shorts, and jerseys. I like to shop during the fall/winter season to get good deals.

 

Mahalingam Vaidhyanathan, Director of Search Marketing

Mahalingam Vaidhyanathan

What’s your favorite thing about being a dad?

Realizing your baby is a man now.

Any advice for new dads-to-be?

Light and ultra-cheap strollers are a lot easier to work with than the high end ones.

Tell us about the best gift you’ve ever received from your kids!

Hand-written cards.

 

Sean Scanlon, Controller/Finance

Sean Scanlon

Any advice for new dads-to-be?

You and your partner were the original team. United front. And make sure your partner gets some time to recharge.

What is your ideal Father’s Day activity?

Early trip to the cafe followed by a hike at Land’s End.

Tell us about a funny fatherhood moment.

My daughter, post-bath, marching naked through the living room, hair slicked back and barking orders into the “phone” (television remote) like she was Gordon Gekko closing a deal.

 

Alon Rotem, General Counsel

Alon Rotem

Any advice for new dads-to-be?
Be patient—they don’t really notice you until they hit 6 months old.

Do you use thredUP to shop for your kids? If so, what are your shopping tips on finding the best deals at thredUP?

Yes!  Let the kids scroll through themselves and each pick out 1-2 items.  My son in particular is always rocking Under Armour & Nike activewear from thredUP 🙂

What is your ideal Father’s Day activity?

Take the kids on a bike ride and introduce them to some new type of food.  Then come home and take a mid-afternoon nap.

 

“Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a Dad.” — Anne Geddes, photographer