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Meet Team Tula
Ula  

Ula Tuszewicka Founder & President

Ula originally moved to San Diego from Poland as an exchange student when she was 18. She fell in love with the city for many reasons, including the unforgettable fish tacos and its proximity to both the mountains and beaches. As an experienced snowboarder, Ula doesn’t get to the mountains as often as she’d like these days, but she still loves that San Diego’s perfect climate allows her to enjoy outdoor activities with her kids year round.

It's difficult to choose a favorite but Ula holds the Tula Love collection close to her heart.

Mike  

Mike Pham Vice President

 

Born in Vietnam, Mike emigrated to San Diego with his family as a baby. He takes full advantage of being able to catch some waves before heading to work every morning. Mike has earned the title of 2nd Most Interesting Man in the World, after that dos equis guy, for riding a rogue wave while avoiding a sharktopus attack through hypnosis.

His favorite Tula is The Star for having a subtle statement that's unique.

Kaitlin

Kaitlin
Event Coordinator

Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kaitlin moved to San Diego in 2013 to combine her loves of the ocean and the desert, but also so she can frequent Disneyland and pursue her dream of being best friends with Cinderella. She loves San Diego for its internationality, endless outdoor activities, and incredible array of tacos. In her free time, she runs a blog and trains for half marathons (at Disneyland, of course).

Her favorite Tula prints are Solana, Olive, and Lalka Citrine for their trendy color palettes and strong but simple designs.

Allie

Allie
Production Manager

A New Englander by birth, Allie came to San Diego via the California Bay Area. She has lived in San Diego for 10 years and is now so spoiled by the beautiful weather that she doesn’t even own a coat. Allie considers Friday the 13th to be a day of good luck – it just so happens that the day she moved to San Diego and her first day working at Tula both fell on a Friday the 13th!

Her favorite Tula print is Emulsion because it reminds her of her love for analog black and white photography.

Christian
Sales & Marketing Director

After more than 10 years, Christian is almost comfortable calling himself a San Diegan despite having lived mostly in the Northeast, including some time in Montreal, QC. Outside of Tula, Christian is the ultimate foodie, immersing himself in San Diego’s unique culinary landscape and always eager to try a new recipe in his own kitchen.

His favorite print is Jet as it invokes his other passion of being a JETsetter.

Kara  

Kara
Community Outreach Manager

Kara represents Baby Tula from the east coast! Born, raised, and residing in Morgantown, West Virginia, Kara loves traveling to San Diego -- mostly for the tacos and the ocean (but hanging out with Team Tula is cool too!). An avid babywearing enthusiast with her son (now 3), Kara has just reached Babywearing Level: Expert having just given birth to twins. Double the reason to #buyalltheTulas!

Kara’s favorite Tula prints are Anchors, Skipper, and Sailboats.

Priscilla  

Priscilla
Community & Social Media Manager

Priscilla is a native San Diegan. With its endless sunshine and yummy food, she cannot think of a better hometown. Before becoming obsessed with all things babywearing related, Priscilla was an art educator at a Museum. Now, with her baby on her back, she loves exploring galleries, farmer's markets, and local neighborhood activities.

Priscilla's favorite print is Aviary because it adds a splash of color to an ordinary everyday outfit.


Jessica
Marketing Manager

Jessica is a native San Diegan, having only spent a brief 4 years in San Francisco. She was compelled to return home to the warmth of the San Diegan sun and to be closer to friends and family. Outside of Tula, Jessica enjoys the ancient hobby of scrapbooking, as well as taking her two pups (Oreo and Cosmo) to dog-friendly restaurants.

Her favorite print is Cacti because it goes great with her Saguaro blanket!


Samantha
Marketing Associate

Samantha is originally from Washington, DC, but moved to San Diego to kick off her marketing career. San Diego has quickly become her home, and she never plans on leaving. In her free time, Samantha loves being active, from playing in co-ed soccer leagues to cycling her heart out at SparkCycle. When she’s not getting her sweat on, she enjoys local craft breweries in her neighborhood of North Park or baking delicious dessert recipes at home.

Her favorite Tula prints are Clever and Jack because they both combine hipster animals, glasses and mustaches into one fun design.

Jia  

Jia
Wrap Carrier Master

A San Diego native who thinks San Diego is always the best! In addition to being a wrap conversion enthusiast, Jia is a true animal lover who enjoys the company of her super energized 3-year-old German Shepherd, Jace The Crazy. Jia dreams that Tula will one day make a carrier for puppies, giving her an excuse to adopt a new little puppy to wear around town.

Naturally, her favorite Tula print is Puppy Love.


Nicole
Graphic Designer

From a little suburb in Madison, Wisconsin with a huge love for the ocean, what better place for Nicole to start her career in than San Diego. Aside from her passion for all things design and innovation, she enjoys spending her free time at hot yoga, scuba diving, playing with chalkboard art, or binging on her new favorite Netflix show. Her past work has focused on using design to promote sustainability and bettering the environment and she loves that San Diego shares that mentality.  

 

Julie  

Julie
Office Manager

Julie is a recent San Diego transplant, originally from Boston. She moved to San Diego to escape the cold, harsh New England winters. Julie spends most of her free time on the beach, crocheting, painting, or watching the New England Patriots.

Her favorite Tula carrier is Solana because of the beautiful neutral colors, but she has recently found more of a passion for the woven wraps and ring slings.

Nicole  

Nicole
Accounts Representative

Nicole grew up in Murrieta, a neighboring city to San Diego. Her favorite things about the fabulous city of San Diego are Comic-Con and the delicious cheeseburgers (she moonlights as a cheeseburger connoisseur!).

Nicole's favorite Tula print is enDEERing for its combination of pink and red that make for a beautiful color palette all year round.


Chelsea
Account Coordinator

Chelsea was born and raised in San Diego, having no reason to leave the weather spoiled city. Her perfect day off would consist of a long run bayside and return home to watch Pretty Woman on repeat or a Law and Order SVU marathon while enjoying a glass of wine and a bean and cheese burrito with her husband and pup.

Chelsea’s favorite Tula print is Trillion! She finds this print reminiscent her of the diamond engagement ring her husband designed for her.


Pratyasha
Production Coordinator

Originally from India, Pratyasha made San Diego her home a few years ago, and loves San Diego for everything from sunshine to pristine beaches, yummy food, and hiking trails. Pratyasha is an experienced apparel and fashion retail professional whose passion shines in our industry. A foodie and also a health and fitness enthusiast, she is all about healthy cooking and eating, and loves to travel and crochet!

Pratyasha's favorite Tula print is Tide Pool for its vibrant colors and geometric patterns.


Courtney
Customer Service Manager

Courtney was born and raised here in sunny San Diego and is all things baby obsessed! When she is not spreading Tula love you are most likely to find her playing with her four rescue mutts, planning her next national parks trip or trying out a new local brewery.

Courtney’s favorite Tula prints are Garden Party and Jet: both carriers are classic and the perfect addition to any outfit.

Karen  

Karen
Customer Service Extraordinaire

Karen was born and raised in San Diego. What she loves the most about living in SD, is being close to her large family –4 brothers and sisters, mom, nieces and nephews and many cousins. Karen, her husband, and 2 daughters have many animals on their property in Jamul, including llamas, chickens, ducks, turkeys, dogs, cats, and more. When not caring for her small farm, she can be found getting together with her fun family.

Her favorite print is So enDEERing for its pop of beautiful colors.


Audrey
Customer Service Extraordinaire

A SoCal native, Audrey grew up just outside of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley. In 2001, she traded rubbing elbows with celebrities for the laid back atmosphere and near perfect weather of sunny San Diego. Audrey admires all of the endless possibilities that America's Finest City has to offer, but she especially loves its beautiful beaches. She enjoys gardening, Pilates and cheering on her favorite LA sports teams!

Audrey's favorite print is So Jelly for its playfully creative seascape design, fun colors and adorable name.


Jill
Customer Service Extraordinaire

Originally a San Diego native, Jill has spent the last 10 years living in Chicago and Arizona. While she misses Wrigley field and the Chicago Cubs dearly, she is thrilled to be back in her hometown, where she plans to take full advantage of the outdoor activities San Diego offers year-round! She loves to spend her free time getting together with friends and family, cooking amazing chicken piccata, hiking, and working on her latest DIY project!

Jill's favorite Tula is Confetti Pop! She loves how its colorful and vibrant print is sure to brighten anyone’s day!

Josh  

Josh
Fulfillment & Warehouse Manager

Originally from Glendora, California, Josh moved to San Diego for its abundance of outdoor activities and beaches. When he’s not overseeing the warehouse, Josh enjoys creating things out of old surfboards including the bar in his garage and the mailbox outside of his house.

Josh’s favorite Tula print is Road Trip because it is a dream of his to buy and rebuild a classic VW bus.


Cali
Accounts Fulfillment Specialist

Born and raised in Brazil, Cali moved to San Diego in 2013 to continue her education. Naturally, Cali loves the weather and the beaches here. It is reminiscent of her home city back in Brazil. In her free time, she is hanging out with her friends, going to the beach, and watching movies. Cali originally started working for Baby Tula back in 2013 and finds it very rewarding to watch as the company grows, changes, and helps more and more families to ‘Keep Doing What They Love’

Her Favorite Tula is Travel Bug. She has visited many of the iconic cities represented on this carrier so this print always brings back fond memories.


Favio
Warehouse Lead

Southern Californian born and raised, Favio moved from Ontario, California to San Diego eight years ago to start a new chapter in life. He enjoys the beaches and the awesome San Diego hiking trails. After a long hike, Favio likes to cool down with some cold craft beers, and hang out with good friends.

His favorite Tula print is definitely Campy! He loves the outdoors and totally identifies with the fishing beaver on this carrier.

 

Shawn
Warehouse Fulfillment Specialist

Representing his hometown of San Diego well, Shawn’s favorite things are the San Diego Chargers and tacos! Shawn and his wife love live music, and frequent music festivals. Hoping to do more traveling, Shawn’s ideal vacation would be Costa Rica. He is most looking forward to trying the cuisine.

His favorite Tula print is Sidekick. It reminds him of Comic Con which is one of his favorite times of year in San Diego.


Christopher
Warehouse Fulfillment Specialist

Christopher loves writing music and is always down for karaoke night! The San Diego native and his cockatiel named Dino, enjoy the area’s beautiful beaches and mountains as well as the city’s cuisine. As a matter of fact, Christopher would love to one day participate in a food challenge. If anyone knows of a good one near Tula headquarters, well you know who to call.

His favorite Tula print is Sidekick. It reminds him of Comic Con which is one of his favorite times of year in San Diego.


Brendan
Warehouse Fulfillment Specialist

Born and raised in the Boston area, Brendan recently moved to San Diego and is thoroughly enjoying his new home. If you are looking for him when he’s not working, just head to the beach or his favorite fishing spot... if you can find it (it’s a secret)! He also loves cooking, running, and taking care of his mini garden on his porch. He is looking forward to experiencing more of San Diego and might even give surfing a try.

Brendan’s favorite Tula print is Little Blue because it reminds him of summers at his “happy place,” Cape Cod.