Brian is the co-president and the "face of Goulet Pens", and has no shortage of ideas for new videos or marketing initiatives. A natural-born leader, Brian provides the strategic vision for GPC. Brian grew up in Glen Allen, VA with entrepreneurial parents who instilled in him a great sense of independence. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in residential property management, then spent a few years working with his dad doing home powerwashing and carpet cleaning.
Rachel is the co-president and the support system behind GPC, with a passion for strategic website design and process management. She is originally from Centreville, VA, and graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in business management. She loves to geek out over a robust spreadsheet complete with color-coding.
Brian and Rachel first met in late 2001 as high school sweethearts, and have been married since 2006. Brian and Rachel have two children - Joseph and Ellie.
Our Company Story
The Goulet Pen Company originally began as a hobby in 2007, when Brian's lifelong interest in woodworking led him to purchase a small lathe and try penturning on a whim. Despite the fact we were living in an apartment and Brian's "workshop" was on a covered balcony, we picked up our first corporate order and thus the hobby turned into a business in a matter of weeks. Brian made his pens on nights and weekends until late 2008, when he decided to devote his career to penturning.
After making over 800 custom rollerball pens, Brian took an interest in fountain pens after attending the DC Fountain Pen Supershow in 2009. We then decided to expand from writing instruments to enhancing the overall writing experience. We added the Clairefontaine family of products first, gradually increased our ink offerings, and continued to acquire new brands of quality fountain pens.
The Goulet Pen Company has earned a loyal following by offering the finest products at competitive prices, superior customer service, and through the education and inspiration offered through our blog and social media channels.
The Goulet Pen Company was founded on a vision of providing a personal level of service through an online format, like has never been done before in the writing world. We are always striving to provide a fantastic customer experience and a unique knowledge of our products based on our own personal interest and our constant communication with the writing community.
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Want to learn even more about our company history? Check out this video we made for GPC's 4th anniversary: