Jill Davis (she/her) is a mechanical engineer by trade but certainly an artist at heart. In 2018 Jill vacationed in Nicaragua where she met a group of young entrepreneurs. From tacos and pool parties to karaoke at a the local brewery - Every business that hosted their activities that week was owned by someone in the group.
Inspired by young people living free by their own means, Jill headed back home with a new drive to do something different with her life. What started as an ongoing battle with her critical ego who disliked anything that came out of the end of her pencil became a transformative experience of self-acceptance and profound love for drawing strange and wonderful creatures.
While Jill is no longer wrapped in five different extension cords to power her inventive setup of heat guns and wet ink at home, she is the lead artist and the rest of us would have nothing to do without her.
Sarah Vezina (she/her) is an indigenous queer woman with a natural drive for entrepreneurship. Launching her first of four businesses at just 9 years old (hair accessories) she now runs a consulting business and clothing brand full-time.
Inventing new roles and responsibilities for any job she had, sticking to the boundaries of what she was hired for never lasted very long. Sarah was far more interested in identifying and implementing ways for her team to be happier and more impactful with their work.
After moving through the recurring cycle of either being bored or burnt out, in 2019 Sarah realized that the only way she would feel truly fulfilled is by being her own boss and following her calling of fostering the growth of a community built on vulnerability, communication and art.
Molly (she/her) is OM's full-time merchandise associate who operates our warehouse located in Ottawa, ON Canada.
Running back and forth between our print studio and stockroom, we are so grateful to have our products be in the hands of someone who consciously and carefully inspects every item. From the smallest speckles of ink to the biggest oopsie daisies, we are confident that our high quality standards are being upheld across every item we make and sell.
Easy going, meticulous and driven- Molly is a deeply valued OM employee and we're so lucky to have her pack each and every one of your orders.
Kaytlyn (she/her) is a queer ojibwe writer & beadworker. She's been a writer her whole life & started beading in 2019. Kaytlyn joined Octopied Mind in 2021 when our ambassador program took off. She has since onboarded more than 100 new brand ambassadors and has been working hard at expanding the program to be an inspirational and rewarding space for all.
We are so stoked that Kaytlyn has accepted her newest role here at OM as our lead customer support associate! Now when you reach out to us via live chat or email, you've got this deeply compassionate and thoughtful angel on the other side.
Kaitie Sauve (she/her) is a full-time nurse and part-time personal hero. Kaitie has been a loyal OM customer since our first year of being in business. When we asked for volunteers to help us move warehouse locations, she was the first to raise her hand.
Kaitie might be our favourite human on the planet (not to pick favourites - but if you met her, you'd pick her too). What started as a lending hand became a daily effort of wheeling and dealing our way to keep her around just a pinch longer.
We've joked (seriously) that Kaitie is the backbone of Octopied Mind. From running last minute errands to counting product to packing orders to leading the rest of the team through our more challenging times - When there's an emergency or a shortage of hands, Kaitie appears out of thin air before she's even called upon.
Jessica Conrad (she/her) is a long-time East Coast friend of both Sarah and Jill. Given that the three of them met during their University years, Jess has a deep understanding of who Jill and Sarah are at their core.
Jessica's personal connection to the founders gives her the necessary insight needed to create content from their perspectives. Having Jess on the team means that while Sarah and Jill are busy sailing the OM ship, important updates, inspirational stories and entertaining facts are still shared widely with the growing cult community.
Mylène Desbiens (she/her) asked for her first camera on her 10th birthday. After receiving a DSLR when she turned 16, Mylène has been passionately following her families footsteps in photography ever since.
A photographer who increases your own self-love is someone who is truly the master of their art. Every time we're together we dive deep into what feels like a vortex of capturing dozens of photos, emerging into a state of pure bliss on the other side.
Her minimalist style of photography perfectly captures the essence of our brand and grounds us in our values. Getting "lost" in the woods, on the water or even in our own home with Mylène reminds us of how good it feels to let go and be present.