In 2012, we reflected as a family. We had always stayed close ensuring we were there when a big event was happening in someone’s life but we were definitely missing each other. A plan was formed that we would go into business as a family. Selina would take a hiatus from working the lights and sounds at Universal Studios. Daniel would quit his automotive technician in Virginia and D.J. would move back from Miami.
Every step we took was a learning curve for us. We had never been this bold before but I suppose travelling and being far away from our extended families taught us to rely on each other. None of the children had wives or families of their own so we were fortunate enough to be able to reduce costs and make our products from under one roof. What we wanted to make was yet to be discovered but we knew we wanted it to be our own homemade product.
In 2013 whilst vending at an outside event in North Carolina, we were lucky enough to be invited to sell at a comic con (obviously some of our product was nerdy hence the invite). That’s when we realized this was what we were supposed to be doing….this was our niche.