Aubrey Weeks's Biographical Sketch
Growing up my dolls had beautiful furniture. Molly, my beloved American Girls doll, had an armoire complete with shelves and a hanger rod, a bed, and a school bench. Another one of my dolls had a miniature Weeks Rockerģ. Every time Dad and I went out to create something new, he spent more time than he probably should have, wanting to get it just right. Now that furniture is stored in the attic, waiting for the day when my niece will inherit it.
I work for Dad when Iím home for the summer from Southwestern University, where Iím an environmental studies major, with an interest in business and economics. I spent the fall semester of 2005 in Panama, on a field-based study abroad program learning about conservation and development. As a part of the program, I conducted a study of an FSC-certified wood plantation in western Panama. The direct link to my own livelihood made this project especially meaningful.
The more I learn about the world, the clearer I see how wonderful this little business is. My family is able to provide something beautiful and long-lasting, in a way that benefits all parties involved.
Being the youngest (and only) daughter of a perfectionist is not always easy. My deepest wish is that some day I will feel as passionate and proud of my own work as I feel about my familyís.