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We make shopping fun again bringing our customers a fun range of intentionally curated goods to inject joy into every day. At Grasshopper Goods, you’ll find brands and products that support incredible artists, makers, and dreamers from all over. Supporting makers, dreamers, and doers has been an integral part of our mission.

We acknowledge that we wouldn't be here without the support of others. For this reason, we show our gratitude by working to create a collaborative community through supporting independent artists and makers and by paying it forward whenever we can. 

Karen Tardrew | Founder + Owner

Karen Tardrew | Founder + Owner

Favorite song to jam out to? I'll need a month of discussion to answer this one. I have a very eclectic musical taste. I've often said if we had a "house band" it would be Australia's Cat Empire a rock-reggae-pop swirl! I'm obsessed with the new Blend feature on Spotify. I love how it connects you to others.

A favorite GG memory from over the years. There are too many to share. Wow, literally a could write a book (that’s on the to do list). I just love the humanness and intimacy that happens in the truck and shop. People are open, kind & vulnerable. There are funny stories, joy, and some sadness.

Describe GG in three words. Joy, connection, and inclusivity.

Jenn Zutter |  Creative Director

Jenn Zutter | Creative Director

Describe your role at GG. My official title is Chief Creative Director but I would describe myself as a jill-of-all-trades which I love! I'm a buyer, merchandiser, sales-woman, and above all, part of a collaborative team whose ultimate goal is providing a fun, in-person shopping experience where the finds are fresh!

Favorite song to jam out to? Hard to pick a favorite but anything from early 90s Lenny Kravitz comes to mind!

A favorite GG memory from over the years. I have so many... but recently when someone described our brick and mortar shop as "feeling like home," I knew I had helped create a space of meaning and great value.

Three words that come to mind when you think of GG. Inviting, accessible, and friendly

Kelsey Stokstad | Digital Marketing Director

Kelsey Stokstad | Digital Marketing Director

Describe your role at GG. I'd consider myself the digital marketing guru of the GG team. I handle everything from marketing strategy, social media, newsletters, content creation, and everything else in between related to the digital marketing world. I want the world to know the GG name!

Favorite song to jam out to? Fast Car by Tracy Chapman

A favorite GG memory from over the years. This is such a difficult question but some of my favorite memories are pre-shop days! I remember working the Fete de Marquette a couple years back with Jenn and Mama T (Karen) before I was full-time at GG. It was such an exhausting weekend but so fulfilling.

Describe GG in three words. Warm, uplifting, and one-of-a-kind.

Jordan Packard | Shop Employee

Jordan Packard | Shop Employee

Describe your role at GG. I work the shop and do just about everything from restocking, customer service, and anything GG needs done in the shop! Fun fact: I was hired almost on an act of fate :) I was shopping GG with my mom who shared I embroider and so Jenn asked to see my work. We met a handful more times and then Jenn asked if I was interested in working the shop! A week later I was training and I knew I had found a really special place.

Favorite song to jam out to? Kamera by Wilco

A favorite GG memory from over the years. I love watching fathers come in with their kids a few days before a birthday or holiday. Their kids will run around grabbing things with pure joy and yelling “mommy will love this”. One time, days before Mother's Day, a really little one grabbed a ribbon, and they weren’t at the age where they could read yet. It read “worlds okayish mom”. Needless to say they had the whole store laughing.

Describe GG in three words. Empowering, inclusive, and unique.

Clove Rewey | Shop Employee

Clove Rewey | Shop Employee

Describe your role at GG. Since I'm the digital marketing intern I've been learning all the tricks of the trade from Kelsey. I help her with marketing strategy, running our social channels, newsletters, content creation, and everything else in between that needs to get done for the shop.

Favorite song to jam out to? Any thing Harry Styles or Taylor Swift.

A favorite GG memory from over the years. I haven't been working at the shop too long, but I always love when people come in the shop and immediately say how great it smells. They ask if we have a certain candle we burn, and I just tell them it's a combination of the many wonderful things we've curated for the shop.

Describe GG in three words. Cozy, kind, and calm.

Gigi Gastevich | Shop Employee

Gigi Gastevich | Shop Employee

Describe your role at GG. I'm a pinch-hitter for the team, filling in mostly on weekends and giving these hard-working folks a break! Everyone does every job in a small business, so I'm really excited to make connections with customers, be a goofball on GG's Instagram story, and help out in any way I can!

Favorite song to jam out to?"Dancing On My Own" by Robyn.

A favorite GG memory from over the years. I actually used to live directly across the street from the shop, which is how I met Karen and Jenn. My favorite memory is working in my apartment with the windows open, listening to the laughter and chatter coming out of GG, and seeing people leave happier than they came in.

Describe GG in three words. Cheerful, confident, and sincere.

Emelia Hopper | Shop Employee

Emelia Hopper | Shop Employee

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