Meet the NEW FCF Team!

Meet the Team

FunCheapOrFree.com started somewhat on accident. Wanting to make my family blog private, I started blogging about frugal ideas on a separate blog as a hobby in 2011. For the first 1.5 years I fought tooth and nail to keep it low-key and remain in the “hobby” zone. I quickly realized Freebs were everywhere and the world was in desperate need of someone to represent frugality and make it approachable, fun, and a topic of conversation. I decided to stop holding it back and let it flow and WAZAAM! Over the last 5 years, this blog has thrived and grown in ways I never expected; and that's all thanks to Y-O-U. The readers (Freebs) of this blog are what make it the amazing place that it is; and gosh are we happy to have you with us!

With baby #5 on the way and with me still being a stay-at-home mom that only gets to work during naptime and bedtime, I realize more and more that I can't do it all on my own! I'm tired of being the one holding this blog back. Freebs are begging for more content, classes, products, and fun…so by gosh that's what we are going to give you!

I wanted to take this Monday to introduce you to the FunCheapOrFree.com team! Because Heaven knows I can't take credit for any of this on my own.  Some are new, some are veterans…and FCF wouldn't be what it is without any of them. There is a lot that happens behind the scenes around here, and a few good gals that make up the fabulous team we have! Enjoy getting to know us a little better, and again, thanks for coming, visiting, interacting, and being with us along the way. We are grateful to have you here. *group hug*

GET TO KNOW THE TEAM!

First up, yours truly…

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MEET JORDAN!

Jordan, Creator

Hi! I'm Jordan Page, creator of this lil' ol blog here.  Many of you know me, but many of you are also new so I just wanted to take a quick second to introduce myself.  I don't want to take time away from the rest of the team so head on over to the “About Me” page to learn way more about me than you'd ever want to know! 😉

Jordan - Family

 

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ALISHA BARTONAlisha, Operations Manager

Alisha (Uh-LISH-uh…not to be mistaken with uh-LEESH-uh) is our Operations Manager, and basically, she keeps everything behind the scenes running like a well-oiled machine! She has been working part-time behind the scenes of FCF since March 2014. She helps me manage everything from customer service, Bomb Shelter Baby orders fulfillment/assistance, Budget Boot Camp orders and service, to photography and site analytics. Meet, Alisha!

Alisha - Family

  • Coffee is my life (like seriously I am rarely seen without a cup in my hand)
  • I am obsessed with the color orange. (I even have an orange Keurig )
  • My Husband and will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary this year!!
  • We have a “fur baby” Sammy who is scared of the camera and lightening and fireworks and wind and the air conditioner and well lots of things. But she LOVES her frisbee. In fact she gets so excited she forgets about the camera and I can take her picture!
  • Yellowstone is my Disneyland. We go at least once a year. I want to eventually move to Gardner MT so I can visit the park year round.
  • I would rather go on a vacation in a National Park than go to a 5 star Hotel and be pampered.
  • My Husband and I would love to be camp hosts in our later life and travel around.
  • I love all things Luke Bryan!
  • My life is pretty boring (and I like it that way!).
  • I have been told that I am the nicest meanest person you will ever meet. I am known to be quite sarcastic.

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MARY JENKINSMary, Social Media Manager

Mary is the FCF Social Media Manager, and she is one in a million! She has been part-time with FCF for a few months and helps me keep up with social media demands. If you follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest, chances are, you've interacted with the amazing Mary, and not even realized it! She moderates, and posts to our Facebook page, and pins so many of the fantabulous pins you see all over our Pinterest boards. Most importantly she lets me know when I miss a comment, or question on social media, since I make it a point to personally respond or answer as many as possible. Meet, Mary!

Mary - Family

  • Serious Disneyland fanatic; I've had passes for years, and go every week.
  • Social media guru. I've been doing social media freelance work for four years and love it!
  • I love volunteering with great organizations and am on the board for Power of Moms.
  • Completely obsessed with music, have been singing my whole life, and have a pie in the sky dream to one day perform on Broadway.
  • I'm a mom to two amazing kids!
  • I have a love/hate relationship with running.
  • Gordon Ramsay from Masterchef is my not-so-secret crush.
  • Guilty pleasure? Watching The Bachelor. Even guiltier pleasure? Watching Bachelor in Paradise 🙂
  • I don't like chocolate (gasp!)
  • I've moved 11 times in the last 10 years and can pack up a house and plan a move like a pro in 2 weeks or less! It's a talent!

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KERIANNE WHICKER

*Update: Kerianne has moved on to follow her dream of becoming a teacher! We miss her and wish her the best of luck!!

Kerianne , Content Director

And now introducing…Kerianne! She is brand new to the FCF team, and HOLY SHMOLY am I happy to have her! She has taken on the role of Content Director, which basically encompasses, you guessed it, content! Kerianne will be helping me to get more CONTENT on the blog. She helps me stick to deadlines, keep up with editorial demands, edits pictures and graphics, and will help me get amazing projects off the ground that I've been wanting to do for years but haven't had the time. Meet, Kerianne!

Kerianne - Family

  • Mom to 1 – Mason is 6 and in kindergarten. He is funny, silly, and keeps me on my toes.
  • Married almost 10 years to the smartest, and funniest guy I know. (Mason gets his funny from his dad, so as I'm sure you can imagine, they are sort of double trouble!)
  • Diet Coke addict. Especially from Swig! (Big Al… you are my weakness!)
  • Future teacher (4th grade is my dream!), and Western Governors University student — best college for moms, hands down.
  • Lover of polka dots, bright colors, and all things Rifle Paper.
  • Thrift store shopper, extraordinaire. I love TJ Maxx, Tuesday Morning and ROSS, too. I have the patience to walk around, and dig for what I want! Finding great deals for ridiculous prices just makes me feel all warm, and fuzzy inside!
  • I love makeup, and would camp out at ULTA. Pinning to my beauty-related Pinterest board is one of my favorite pastimes.
  • Deal-seeking pro. Finding the best price on anything online is sort of my all time favorite hobby, in the history of ever.
  • The best vacation I've ever been on was to Depoe Bay, off the Oregon Coast — the beaches, waves, whales and fog stole my heart. I need to go back… soon!

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WELL, THAT'S OUR LITTLE TEAM!

I couldn't do what I do without these amazing women and I'm beyond lucky to have them. Please show them some love and say hello if you ever get the chance!

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS FOR US? POST BELOW!

Happy Monday!

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Comments

  1. Just wondering how you found them! I’m working my bum off managing my blog, website/etsy site, and a couple of other projects and I know I need to hire but I am just not sure where to find some good reliable help. There just aren’t enough hours in the day and mama needs to sleep!

    • I just put a call out on social media and had to weed through/interview tons of people to find the perfect fits! Just put your feelers out there and be super specific about the job position and what you are looking for. It will happen! Best of luck!

    • Hey Kendra, I’d love to help and possibly work from home of that’s what you need. I’ll do whatever you need me too.

  2. I think you and the new team are simply awesome people!! Your site has made a huge impact on my lifestyle and as a mom of three and a growing family moving to a new home, everything helps me refocus and not fuss over things I don’t need. I’m always on a budget for home needs and your tips have helped me for our family’s needs while I also balance my small businesses on the side. Thanks a ton to you and your beautiful team of talented and dedicated women!

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