Meet the Makers: Tracey Bellamy
Over the past couple of weeks we’ve introduced you to a few of the people who work to bring Foamnasium to your home. But before it can reach your home, it has to leave ours. That’s where Tracey comes in! He makes sure that every order gets on the right truck headed to the right location. That’s why we’re excited to let you listen in on this interview with Tracey Bellamy!
What’s your name?
Where are you from?
So, how did you end up working at Foamnasium and how long have you been here?
I’ve been here 2 years and 2 months to be exact. My aunty was in here trying to get some pillows made, and she had her grand-kids with her. They were in here playing on the Foamnasium sets. I thought all this stuff was just there to keep kids busy, but then I found out that they were actually manufactured here at the plant, so I thought that was pretty cool. I applied, got an interview, and started work not too long after.
What is your role at Foamnasium?
Well, now I’m the lead in shipping, so I just basically ship it. But in the beginning I did everything from stuffing, to packaging, to shipping.
What’s your favorite part about the job?
I don’t know. I guess, around Christmas time, you get in the Christmas spirit and you know that these toys are going to kids. Like I said, when I came here I with my aunty, her grand-kids were having the time of their lives. Kids really enjoy this stuff, and we make a ton of it. That’s pretty cool.
I’ve heard it can get pretty hectic around here before Christmas.
Yeah, it’s hectic, but for a good reason.
So, what do you like to do in your free time?
I’m pretty laid-back. I coach little league football. I like the outdoors, so I go fishing and try to go hunting once a year, though that doesn’t seem to work out as well.
Nice! So how long have you coached little league football?
This is my 11th season!
Very cool. So, final question – and this is very serious. If you could take one Foamnasium set to the moon, which one would it be and why?
I think probably the Adventure. Because if you got me up on the moon, then it definitely would be an adventure! I might also have to have a seating group, so I could sit down somewhere. Who knows? I might be there for a while.
Here at Foamnasium, life’s always an adventure! Thanks Tracey for all that you do here! Stay tuned to meet more makers over the coming weeks.