I was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. I went to the United States in 2011 to go to college. While studying, I also worked at a montessori school as a late-day teacher part time. I graduated magna cum laude from Arizona State University with a major in Psychology and a minor in business.
I met Sean while I was studying at ASU. Sean and I have a very 21st century love story. We met through Tinder— which is possibly the most unromantic way to meet. We never would have expected to fall for each other but here we are, 6 years and 2 beautiful babies later!
I grew up in a small town named La Porte, which is in northwest Indiana. In my early 20's, I moved to Los Angeles with a few of my closest friends to escape the "small town life."
I had a great time living LA until I got sick. I have Crohn's disease, which flared up, so I decided to move to Phoenix to be closer to family.
Even though I was in bad physical shape, I still wanted to meet people so I decided to give Tinder a try.
I had a colostomy bag, no car, no money and I lived with my mom. I definitely did not feel like a "catch."
Cat and I matched on Tinder and went on our first date. I told her everything I was going through and none of it bothered her. I knew she was special so I married her.
Rosie Bee's Origin
First of all, we just want to say thank you for visiting our store!
Our two girls (Mila Rose and Izzy Bee) inspired us to start Rosie Bee.
Their sense of wonder, adventure, and motivation to learn, led us to a never ending search for educational, yet durable toys that could withstand a baby or a toddler. Most of the educational toys we found were either expensive, flimsy, or not aesthetically pleasing.
We realized not many stores offer these kinds of toys, so we decided to start one ourselves!
We truly hope you and your little ones enjoy our toys as much as our family does.
Taking a family photo where all kids are looking at the camera at the sametime is near impossible as we are sure most of you know!