The Carrot Blog

There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t sit and appreciate the journey that I’ve been on - and continue to go through. It all started in Louisa County - a small town, located in the heart of Virginia, about 2 hours south of Washington D.C. With a population of 30,000 people, this town is close-knit. Kids weren’t just raised by their parents, but by the entire community. The values learned there were invaluable - something that I’ve taken along with me throughout my own journey.

Since graduating college, I’ve been fortunate enough to live in some pretty cool places including Dallas, Texas and Portland, Oregon. But moving to New York proved to be the toughest challenge and provided ample culture shock for a guy born and raised in a small town. While there are tons of things to do here and experience, I felt like I lost the sense of pride and community that I had growing up in Virginia.

In comes Carrot Creative.

Carrot has been a company that I’ve admired for some time - but it wasn’t until I walked through the doors of the office that I felt how magical of a place this is. Not only does this place embody the values I grew up on, but also, I was able to “fit in” by “fitting out.” There was no pressure to be anything else but myself and as I would soon realize, the people here that make the culture so great welcomed me with open arms.

There aren’t a lot of places that have this type of spirit and resolve. But like the people from my hometown, Carrot can stand and deliver amongst anyone, no matter the size. That’s what I love most; we’re like the small town kid who’s going along their journey with global ambition, and we’re making extremely big strides.

Now moving into my 5th month of working here, I can honestly say that this community has given me the same type of confidence that I had while growing up in my hometown. I’ve learned so much already, and like Louisa County, Virginia, there are people here who know and care about my growth - and will stand behind me in support as I continue to move along my journey both personally and professionally.

With that, I say thank you to Carrot Creative for giving me Louisa in New York. I’m looking forward to seeing our continued growth.