PHUNKY

Meet Tuck's Tribe

PHUNKY TuckNow that you’ve learned about me…the super fun, extremely handsome, and obviously very modest company mascot in our Meet Tuck section, I’d like to introduce you to my very best friends, my tribe. They are not just my creators, but my Phamily and I’m super excited to tell you a little bit about them.

MAGIC

Living Life His Way

PHUNKY Magic 1He’s a super lucky guy, has had some amazing adventures and visited some incredible places in his life, so far! He was born in Maryland and recently, had pretty cool opportunities to live in Cleveland and Atlanta. His career has been pretty incredible too … he’s had the experiences of starting his own consulting company, working in the advertising industry as a negotiations consultant, and even as an executive for two professional sports teams. Like I said, he’s a lucky guy.

He's the kid who never grew up; the Peter Pan in the family…and it’s something I hope never changes. We like being super silly together. He loves nothing more than being with his family, friends and pups. And listen to this...he has three best friends and they’ve been a quartet for a very long time and while I won’t tell you exactly how long, let’s just say it’s been over three decades. That’s way older than I am!

And, while his career to this point has been incredible, something was missing...complete and utter joy, which brings us to PHUNKY. Not too long ago, he was sitting at home with his amazing wife Juls (who I’ll tell you about in a minute) and their two insane dogs, when she said to him...”Sunshine, life is supposed to be fun.” Light Bulb! He thought, she’s right, fun is the key and in that moment, PHUNKY was born.

He’s always, always, always had a dream to create an outdoor lifestyle apparel company that would become something new and very cool in the market with a Super Big Heart, where their customers become part of the PHAMILY and not just purchasers of products. So, he, Juls and Shelb have worked extremely hard at designing a logo and brand that can be embraced and loved by people who enjoy all types of outdoor activities. 

Magic’s Favorite Quote
“You shut your mouth when you’re talkin to me.”

Magic’s Favorite Movies 
Magic is a movie fanatic, so this was tough for him to answer…Braveheart, Gladiator, Eddie Murphy – Delirious, Wedding Crashers

Magic’s Happy Place
Being at the beach with Juls and their dogs, Lilo and Maui playing in the ocean.


JULS

Living Life Her Way

PHUNKY Juls 1

Juls has always had trouble answering the question…”what do you want to do when you grow up?” Her answer is typically, “I don’t know, but I want it to be fun and give me an opportunity to be creative.” That’s very confusing to me and makes my head kind of spin, cause that means everything and nothing at the same time. I know, crazy right?!

For years she worked in sales and was pretty good at it, won awards, earned trips, and developed amazing long-lasting relationships with her customers. Our Juls is a people person, cause everyone loves her. She worked with some of the greats in the industry, but wanted something more … to pursue a different line of work doing something she was passionate about.  Sounds kind of similar to Magic, doesn’t it?! Hello pea, meet pod!

So, when she and Magic moved to Cleveland, Juls was accepted to culinary school, which is something she’s always wanted to do. She loved every minute of it. At the same time she started to explore her fitness spirit and began teaching cycling classes to all those who like to pedal really fast and listen to really loud music while they do it.

Now, there are three things that have always been constant and brought tons & tons of happiness to her world…family, Magic, and their animals. 

They were blessed to have had the “best bad dog” in the world, Tucker. I’m named after him and I couldn’t be more honored that they think of me that way. To say he was something special is a gross understatement. But even on his “best worst days,” he always always made them smile and helped them never to take anything too seriously. 

Juls truly believes we all have a special journey in this life and that we should take every opportunity to love every minute of it and make it our own!

Juls’ Favorite Quote 
“To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world”

Juls’ Fave Foodies 
Crabs!! Crab cakes, crab dip, crab soup, steamed, crabs in a cab (channeling her inner Seuss). Can you tell she’s a fan of Crabs?!

Juls’ Happy Place 
Any beach, anywhere, with Magic and their dogs Lilo and Maui.

SHELB

Living Life Her Way

PHUNKY Shelb1And then there’s Shelbi. She comes from a long line of super driven, loyal, wise crackin’ fun havin’, loud talkin’ silly, sassy women and holds her own just fine. She has to in that family…I mean, have you met her brother, Magic? 

Legend has it Magic heroically saved Shelb from burning herself on an Easy Bake Oven, later convincing her she had magical baby unicorn powers (he later came clean) and went on to defend her against the neighborhood bully, saving the day.

She spends much of her time scouring the web deleting embarrassing baby pics that Magic posts of her online. Rinse and repeat. (There’s something to be said for the admiration that Shelb holds for Juls in knowing that she engages in this relentless silliness, voluntarily. Glutton for punishment?)

She spent plenty of years climbing the corporate ladder to a successful career as an Executive in Human Resources and Business Operations and worked with the best teams of people on earth! She always felt that a company is only as great as those who contribute to it. Her teams’ contributions included wrapping their boss’ car in bubble wrap, rigging an office chair with a fog horn, covering an office in post-it notes, another was filled with balloons and bubbles, and one of her favorites was the shredded paper confetti! That takes dedication! To this day, she still maintains her innocence in the aforementioned shenanigans.

When life was so imbalanced and there was no freedom of time, Shelb and her hubby Lee, along with their kiddo, Ashley (who Magic calls Smashley) and their two crazy pups Chopper and Rocco all did what any risk-takin’, life living people do…they packed up and moved to their dream place at the beach in South Carolina. Lee golfs every chance he gets and Shelb spends most of her time empire building while Ashley is busy riding her horse (which I think she secretly wishes was a unicorn).

Shelb’s Fave Quote
“Listen with your face.”

Shelb’s Fave Animals
Baby chickens, baby donkeys and baby goats (as long as they are wearing PJ's)...oh and baby lions, baby tigers and baby bears (oh my!)

Shelb’s Happy Place
At home, or at the beach (but not in the water ‘cause she says sharks’ll get ya!) with a good book or the best fam and friends.