Meet The Goulet Family
Brian Goulet is the co-president and the "face of Goulet Pens", and has no shortage of ideas for new blog posts and videos. A natural-born leader, Brian provides the strategic vision for GPC. He was the originator of the "Goulet packing method" and strives to instill that same level of artistry in all of our team members. Brian grew up in Glen Allen, VA with entrepreneurial parents who instilled in him a great sense of independence. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 2006 with a degree in residential property management, then spent a few years working with his dad doing home powerwashing and carpet cleaning. After turning to woodworking as a hobby, he started making wooden pens, and eventually the Goulet Pen Company was formed. While we no longer make our own pens, the heart of craftsmanship is still alive in all we do.
Rachel Goulet is the co-president and the support system behind GPC, overall responsible for the website, accounting, inventory, and general operational strategy. She is the programmer behind our great tools like the Swab Shop, Nib Nook, and Pen Plaza. She is originally from Centreville, VA, and graduated from Virginia Tech in 2006 with a degree in business management & human resources. Before GPC, she spent a few years working as a Federal recruiter, and a few years doing Excel programming and process engineering at a Fortune 500 company. She loves to geek out over a robust Excel spreadsheet complete with color-coding, just like she enjoys matching inks to her pens. Brian and Rachel met in late 2001 and have been married since 2006.
Joseph Goulet, our son, is almost seven years old and in first grade. His favorite activities are playing with Legos, reading books, and pretending to be a Ninja Turtle. He adores his little sister and is a great big brother to her. He is very literal (smart cookie!) but also incredibly empathetic and so sweet. When he grows up, he wants to be the leader of The Goulet Pen Company.
Ellie Goulet, our daughter, is five years old and in pre-school. She's a very happy, active girl, a bit more outgoing and adventurous than her brother, and has the sweetest long locks of brown curly hair. She loves playing dress-up, dancing ballet, singing, and copying whatever her big brother is doing. Right now she's also super into My Little Pony. She wants to be Elsa (from Frozen) when she grows up.